Located on a small alley in Paris on a street between other restaurants and cafes, you can find a cool place called the Anti Cafe.
Pay for Time, The Rest is Free
Instead of going to a cafe to work and purchasing a your food and drink, you pay a fixed price of 4 euros per hour.
This price includes a workspace, unlimited coffee, drinks, snacks, and printing and great wifi.
We’re not talking about american coffee on a pot – we’re in Paris – and coffee is taken seriously – we are referring to a barista-made expresso & macchiatos. Not to mention the yummy snacks and assorted jams and nutella.
You come in to the space and are quickly greeted by two smiling faces. After a quick intro into the concept, you are given a card with the wifi code. This card is used to track your time.
- Daily = 16 Euros
- Weekly = 75 Euros
- Monthly = 230 Euros
The cafe has been here for about 3 years. The Ukrainian owner started with this cafe in Beauborg, Paris. Since then he’s opened 3 other locations in Paris, as well as one in Rome. It seems Europe is receptive to this idea.
If you’re ever in Paris
Have you heard of any concepts in the US Similar to this?