This will be my 3rd year using the CAFE in my classroom. I continue to change and tweak little things about it, but in most ways, I stay true to the format discussed in the book.
I do not belong to the website, although I think that this year I am going to go ahead and spend the money. However, I do reference the site regularly for ideas. I also receive the weekly tip from the site.
However, without a doubt, my favorite thing to use on the site is The Interactive CAFE Menu. It is such a help! I go there if I am looking for a new book to use which supports a strategy. Sometimes there are other resources that I find inside each strategy that are available to nonmembers. When you follow the link, all you have to do is click on the strategy you are interested in, and it will give you a list of resources which might help support that skill.
Even if you are not using the CAFE in your classroom, you should check out this menu. It is a wonderful resource for all teachers.