Long Island Cafe is a friendly little English conversation cafe in Kyoto, not far from the Coccon Karasuma building. Customers can chat freely here in a relaxed atmosphere, without any of the pressure of a normal school. If you are a native speaker and are interested in becoming an instructor here, the pay rates are as follows:
For free conversation “Cafe Time”: ￥１，０００ per hour.
For lessons: ￥１，５００ per hour.
This goes up after 3 months to:
Cafe Time: ￥１，２００
The pay isn’t great I know, but it is cash in hand, the job is super-easy and you can have a couple of free drinks into the bargain. I used to work here on weekends when I was a student, just to make a bit of extra pocket money. Oh, and the staff are cute. And they have good parties… Here is the proprieter Reiko Nakajima to tell us all about it:
Update (August 3rd): After a long hiatus, Long Island Cafe reopened on August 3rd 2008 at its new site on Gokomachi / Aneyakoji (near Teramachi / Sanjo) a far more convenient location and just a stone’s throw away from our old friend Prototype. Here is a most convenient map. More details will be posted later. Tel：090-6238-0990