A friend told me of their visit to Liverpool, and their stop off at Ziferblat in Albert Dock for a cup of tea and a piece of cake. They were charged per minute while they were there. Everything they drank and ate was free. Now, I can’t quite remember what she said was the charge per minute. I think it was 8 pence. So, in 30 minutes the bill is just £2.40.
The Liverpool Echo has a description of the Ziferblat café, which is planning to offer meeting room hire by the minute. While Liverpool are yet to roll out there meeting rooms, Ziferblat in Manchester has a wide range of rooms [see their website], all hired at 6 pence per person per minute.
My friend was impressed by the concept, the ambience of the café, and the quality of the food and drink.