glasshour NYC: The First Pay-Per Minute Cafe in the US
While Spacious aims to fill in the empty seats of New York’s restaurants that are stagnant during the day, glasshour may be on to something to give those startups and freelancers another place to work. Anyone can agree, it is hard to find a coffee shop that will let you focus on hard work.
glasshour isn’t your usual cafe. Its roots take inspiration from pay-per-minute cafe in Europe, where the coffee shop feels more like home, and time is precious. Ziferblat in London took off back in 2014 offering its plush, modern chairs, snack on fruits and veggies, and sip on coffee while doing their much needed work. Time is of the essence, and instead of those moments when you can’t concentrate on work, you are forced to work as the clock ticks.
glasshour has only opened this September and while the US has yet to catch on the pay-per-minute wave, we could be seeing something here. Albeit, everyone has gone hipster in single origin brew, Glass Hour lets you enjoy the classic brewed coffee, a simple space where you can work, and enjoy board games.
Their rate is simple. The first hour is fixed at $3 once you “check in”, and each succeeding hour is 5 cents, an offer only this September. At 3 bucks, you get free Wi-Fi, boardgames, a co-working space, coffee and snacks to keep you entertqined.
This may be Williamsburg at its finest. Welcome to the new generation of coffee shops.
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