This 'Anti-Café' Charges by the Minute, Not the Cup

Oh, and that price includes granola and foosball
glasshour Charges for Time, Not Coffee
Photo: glasshour via Facebook

In parts of Brooklyn (we’re looking at you, Bushwick and Gowanus), freelancing from a café is a way of life and as much of a staple of the borough’s scene as mustache wax, tattoos and menus that tell you where every ingredient hails from.

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A new “anti-café” called Glasshour is offering an alternative model, Business Insider notes. Guests can drink as much coffee as they like, as long as they pay for the seats they’re occupying. It’s $6 for the first hour and 10¢ for every minute after that, up to four hours, which comes out to a whopping $24, though that includes Wi-Fi, granola bars, access to games like foosball—and presumably the company of other people in the same boat.


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