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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Towards a new Cafe Culture

We tripped across the Guardian's recent article on a new 'cafe' space in London.. stepping beyond the cafe as we know it and into a space for meeting/exchanging/sharing and a sense of community/collective. 

"Ziferblat translates into "Clockface" in Russian and German. As such, when guests arrive, they are given a clock and keep this with them until they leave… a kitchen in the back room, where there is microwave, boiler and coffee machine, people help themselves to food and drinks while others wash their own plates and cutlery. Shelves are stacked with jam, peanut butter and various other condiments.
"Ziferblat's doors are open to everyone, and we all share expenses equally," Mitin explains. "To be able to pay rent and buy food, we need people to pay for Ziferblat's existence. We invite our guests to participate in our development."
Read the article in full here

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