COMPUTER CAFES: YOU LOG ON HERE OFTEN?

FORGET THE NEIGHBORHOOD COFFEE BAR; COMPUTER CAFES ARE GETTING CYBER-MINDED CUSTOMERS WIRED ON MORE THAN JUST CAFFEINE

They enter sporting chic bobs, shifts, minis, Airwalks, tie-dyes, shirtsleeves. The crowd includes wide-eyed preteens as well as graying members of the baby-boom generation. "I spent five hours here yesterday going through Netscape and playing computer games," says Davie, an affable 12-year-old who is sweetening a latte and proving that not all young Manhattanites are the Colt 45-swilling troublemakers depicted in the film Kids. "I like the drinks here--and the snacks."

But customers who pack the Cyber Cafe in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood are there for more than just the coffee and goat-cheese sandwiches that seem to be available every other block...

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