A 60-page Survey of Library Cafes report was recently released by the Primary Research Group in July 2007. It presents useful data for planning and managing a library cafe including data from more than forty academic and
public libraries about their cafes and other food service operations. Sales volume, best selling products, impact on library maintenance costs, reasons for starting a cafe, affect on library traffic and many other issues regarding the decision to start and manage a library cafe are included.
For an overview of this report see: Survey of Library Cafes
Note: that there is a fee if you want to order the full report. This would be a good purchase for a system or consortium for libraries to share.