Founded in Moscow in 2011, Ziferblat is a new cafe concept, and now it’s in Manchester. Here you don’t pay for the coffee you drink, the cake you eat or the wifi you connect to, instead you pay for the time you spend in the location.
You will find the space amongst the trendy bars and cafes of the Northern Quarter, tucked away on Edge Street in a non descript building, which could be an insurance office. The cafe is on the first floor and you need to buzz to get in. Once inside you will find a beautifully decorated place, which is perfect for all types of cafe lovers. From laptop workers sitting at tables, to relaxing groups slouching on sofas.
You immediately forget the type of building you are in. Grab yourself a drink and relax in a corner that could be your grandma’s living room.
I managed a cup of tea, three biscuits and a piece of cake. Surfed the internet and used the loo and paid for less than an hour!
Worth noting this is not a waiting on tables type of place. You get up and help yourself.
They have just opened a sister branch at Media City in Salford.