In Paris, a cafe where customers pay for time
In Paris, l’Anticafe offers its customers the chance to pay for time rather than what they consume.
Often having a coffee is just an excuse to stay in a bar to work or have a good time. L’Anticafe in Paris has decided to offer an alternative model by charging people for the length of their stay. Customers have unlimited access to the bar’s resources (drinks, snacks, internet) while they are inside.
The concept is simple: l’Anticafe welcomes individuals who need a place to meet, or just somewhere to think in peace. They pay an hourly, daily or weekly fee. The brand also organizes events and fun activities for no extra cost to appeal to curious passers-by. Board games, debates, there is a variety of activities open to all.
L’Anticafe provides a welcoming bubble in the middle of a stressful exterior, allowing customers to do what they please. The café is back to being a community venue, which lends itself to meeting new people rather than just consuming. The bar has been successful, at tea-time l’Anticafe has to turn people away due to lack of space.
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