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House Rules

Guests must sign agreement (on the Registration Form) with the House Rules in order to participate.

Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have an adult sign on their behalf.


  • To cut down on unnecessary waiting times during busy periods, a maximum of ONE broken item per person will be examined. Guests will join the back of the queue if there is a second item for repair.



  • The work carried out in the Repair Café is performed free of charge on a voluntary basis by the repair experts at hand.

  • A voluntary donation is greatly appreciated.

  • Any use of new materials such as leads, plugs, or fuses will be paid for separately.



  • Guests may help the fixer work on repairing the item at the discretion of the fixer, taking into account safety concerns and guest’s comfort level.

  • Guests offering broken items for repair do so at their own risk.

  • The fact that the repairs are being performed by unpaid volunteers reflects the allocation of risks and limitation of liability: neither the organizers of the Repair Café nor the repair experts are liable for any loss that may result from advice or instructions concerning repairs, for the loss of items handed over for repair, for indirect or consequential loss, or for any other kind of loss resulting from work performed in the Repair Café. The limitations set forth in these house rules shall not apply to claims declared justified on the basis of liability arising by virtue of applicable consumer protection legislation which cannot be lawfully superseded.

  • Experts making repairs offer no guarantee for the repairs carried out with their help and are not liable if objects that are repaired in the Repair Café turn out not to work properly at home.

  • Repair experts are entitled to refuse to repair certain objects.

  • Repair experts are not obliged to reassemble disassembled appliances that cannot be repaired.

  • Repair Café guests are solely responsible for the tidy removal of broken objects that could not be repaired.



When you enter a Repair Café event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.


By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by Repair Café and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar Repair Café events in the future, highlight the event, and exhibit the capabilities of Repair Café. You release Repair Café, its officers and employees and volunteers, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.


By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Repair Café or the person or entity designated to do so by Repair Café.


You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

"The Repair Cafe teaches people to see their possessions in a new light. And, once again, to appreciate their value. The Repair Café helps change people’s mindset. This is essential to kindle people’s enthusiasm for a sustainable society."

- Repair Cafe Foundation

Our Mission
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