'Cafe X' featuring robot baristas closes three locations in San Francisco

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Thursday, January 9, 2020
'Robot baristas' Cafe X closes SF locations
Cafe X, the world's first automated cafe is closing its three downtown San Francisco locations.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco's first automated coffee shop Cafe X is closing its three downtown locations.

The machine-operated cafe was first opened in San Francisco in 2017, and quickly gained worldwide attention as the having the first robot baristas making coffee.

The company's founder Henry Hu tweeted that the downtown locations helped Cafe X develop the machines now operating at SFO and San Jose Mineta airports.

He also hinted that more airport locations may be coming.

Cafe X is offering refunds to anyone with pre-paid app credits.

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