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UK's first pay-as-you-go cafe opens in east London.

 

Charging 3p a minute just to be there! (but tea, biscuits and WiFi are free)

 

  • Cafe Ziferblat offers customers all-you-can-eat biscuits and endless tea
  • It charges for time spent, and customers must prepare their own coffee
  • They must even wash up their own dishes

It's a cafe that offers all-you-can-eat biscuits, endless cups of tea and unlimited WiFi.

 

The only catch? You have to pay for your stay. The UK’s first pay-per-minute cafe Ziferblat, which means clock face in Russian, charges customers 3p for every minute they spend inside.

 

When guests arrive at the East London cafe they take a clock from the cupboard and keep it with them until they leave.

 

They then make their own coffee or prepare food – and sometimes even wash their own dishes.

 

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It will depend on how many people he gets through the door. It says unlimited tea, biscuits and wifi, but it also refers to the coffee machine. I wonder if coffee is free? Then he says the visitors or staff can prepare food, but I doubt if that is free.

 

His business rates and staff will cost a lot, and each visitor who sticks to the free stuff will generate just £1.80 per hour. If he gets table blocking for hours by people who stick to the free stuff and are there to keep warm he could have a problem.

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...His business rates and staff will cost a lot, and each visitor who sticks to the free stuff will generate just £1.80 per hour. If he gets table blocking for hours by people who stick to the free stuff and are there to keep warm he could have a problem.

 

And who among us wouldn't ALSO ensure that we consumed (at least) £1.80's worth of freebies per hour?! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :sad:

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