I was so entranced by my first visit to Ziferblat (in Manchester) in 2015 that I wrote about it and recommended it here. And I haven’t wavered in my enthusiasm for the pay-per-minute cafe since.

The London Ziferblat has also been a popular hangout, for coffee, cake, meeting friends, working, playing boardgames or whatever you like really. It’s just the sort of environment you need to find in a city centre, cozy, welcoming and casual.

Ziferblat calls itself a ‘home away from home’. and that’s a good way to describe it, it’s more like a social club. You pay for your time, not for the coffee or cakes that you consume (although you can have as much of any of those that you want).

Ziferblat in London has now, after five years, expanded and there’s an even bigger space. They also run an event program of concerts, cultural initiatives, parties, film nights, games, dances, etc, so make sure you check that out too.

Find Ziferblat at Nelsons Retreat, 1 Vince St, Old St, Hoxton, London EC1V 9HB and in Manchester at 23 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW

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