Sitting in a cafe with friends and family is a favorite pastime of many people. The most valuable thing in such a pastime, of course, is not food, but a pleasant company and atmosphere, but it is not accepted to sit at a table in a cafe without making an order. But this is quite appropriate in an anti-cafe.
Antikafe is a place where people pay not for food and drinks, but for the time spent here. The cost of such pleasure in different establishments, of course, differs, but on average it is about 2 rubles per minute. Tea, coffee, other drinks, sweets and light snacks are offered to guests free of charge. Naturally, such establishments do not have a rich and varied menu.
Anti-cafes are arranged so that each visitor can do what he likes. Here you can play board games, dance, read a book, get busy or just chat with friends. In many anti-cafes there is an opportunity to organize film screenings, separate rooms are equipped for holding negotiations, seminars and conferences, there is all the necessary office equipment, Wi-Fi, laptops, in some places they even have their own library.
For those who do not like to sit still, some anti-cafes have play areas where everyone can play table tennis or hockey, mini-golf, billiards and other games. For those wishing to relax and unwind, there are cozy sofas, armchairs and even hammocks. No one will forbid you to take a nap here. As a rule, you do not need to pay extra for all of the above entertainments.
Another important feature of anti-cafe is that you can come here with your own food. True, in many of these establishments, alcohol is prohibited.
How is an invoice issued in anti-cafe?
When you come to the anti-cafe, the administrator fixes the time of your arrival, and you are given a clock by which you can track the number of minutes. In some establishments, time counting is automated, in such cases, plastic cards are issued to visitors at the entrance. In both cases, the bill is paid at the exit from the establishment, the amount is calculated for the number of minutes spent in it.