Cafe.Mac was an Internet cafe located at 1923 29th Avenue South (map) in Homewood owned by Ron McKinney. The store specialized in Apple, Inc. products and accessories such as Macintosh computers and iPods. It also offered free Wi-Fi access to customers.
Cafe.Mac opened in 2003. On March 19, 2007, McKinney closed the business, but intends to continue operating McKinney Technologies, a consulting company specializing in Apple products, from the location. He had been considering a move to a location with more foot traffic, but after Apple unofficially announced its intention to open an Apple Store in the Summit by posting job openings on the company's web site, he opted to close. Apple's store in the Summit opened less than a month later, on April 14.
- Goodman, Sherri C. (March 20, 2007). "Cafe.mac closes its doors." The Birmingham News.
- Photo of Cafe.Mac on Flickr.com