the cafe vibe is a great idea. A lot of people don't understand the social contract around how you use a makerspace.
Plenty of people are nervous to even turn up because they have no project or no skillz.
Cafes though, everyone understands how that works. You pay for coffee and get both the coffee and some spacetime
We could set up something with one of those semi-automated machines, so people just help themselves, and run it that it's open whenever you can get in - so if there's a member there they should let strangers in if they're curious
Was looking at some maps, looks like there's some industrial-ish zoned areas in Kingsland and down in Parnel near the water