Pay-per-minute cafe

Where everything is free (except time).

It was only a matter of time before we’d see a store follow in the footsteps of rent-by-the-minute cars and bikes. This new looks-like-your-living-room café in London, called Ziferblat and which is the first U.K. branch of the Russian chain, is giving away its coffee, space and snacks for free… save for the three pence (or $0.05) price you pay for every minute you spend behind its four walls. It’s quite a nifty idea for those already subscribed to using shops as their “coffice,” and for only $3.20 an hour (that’s $1.25 less than a Venti Starbucks capp, before tax) and even a piano to play, it’s a steal.