One of my work colleagues came across a link taking about this new pay per minute café that has recently opened in Shoreditch London. I’ve not visited but it does seem interesting, enough for even me to brave venturing into London for.
The café, Ziferblat, is part of a Russian chain which have proven to be successful in their home country. The hourly fee is £1.80 with the café providing free tea / coffee, biscuits plus fruit and vegetables or customers can prepare their own food using the café’s kitchen. Customer can prepare their own hot drinks or have them made for them. If this isn’t enough to entice you, the café also has a piano, a record player and unlimited WI-FI. In a way it is like renting a space in an informal and relaxed environment.
In a time where being social means updating your social network status or texting someone, this environment encourages people to communicate face to face, you are after all sharing a communal space with complete strangers.
If you’ve already been to Ziferblat, what was your experience?