SOWPub Small Business Forums  

Click Here to see the latest posts!

Ask any questions related to business / entrepreneurship / money-making / life
or share your success stories (and educational "failures")...

Get the report on Harvey Brody's Answers to a Question-Oriented-Person

Also, please no insults or personal attacks.
Feel free to link to your web site though at the end of your posts.

Stay up to date! Get email notifications or
get "new thread" feeds here


Go Back   SOWPub Small Business Forums > Main Category > SOWPub Business Forum
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

SOWPub Business Forum Seeds of Wisdom Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old July 15, 2018, 11:40 AM
GordonJ's Avatar
GordonJ GordonJ is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 2,119
Default This would be fun to try.

Originally Posted by Dien Rice View Post
These are becoming popular in Europe and the UK... I'm sure it's just a matter of time before someone tries it in the USA...

Could it be you?

The concept is this. People can come to your cafe. Food and beverages are all free! The catch?

You pay per minute.

It makes for a "freer" environment... No cafe staff "hovering" over you, wondering if you'll move after you've finished, to make way for others to come in. They don't care, because if you're there, you're paying.

But... that also makes for a more relaxing time for the patrons. They don't have to worry if they're "unwelcome" if they're there working on their laptop, or having a meeting, or chilling with friends. They can take as little or as much time as they like!

And yes... these cafes are profitable!

In the UK, customers pay around 4.80 an hour - that works out to $6.35 an hour at current exchange rates. Or a little over 10 cents a minute. In the USA, you'd have to adjust the prices according to the city (due to costs)... higher in San Francisco, less need for higher prices in Omaha...

There are no hot meals, but have the usual cafe selection of hot beverages, juice, cakes, cookies, toast, etc.

Sounds like a great idea to me!

Pay-per-minute cafe Ziferblat offering unlimited free food and drink is coming to Birmingham

Best wishes,


I have a perfect location, just need someone to do it. I can see the little parking lot ticket dispenser when you walk in the door, and a simple checkout, and your total rings up. Like a Panera, you have places where they take their dishes and trash. Very little staff. HMMMMMMMMM.

Would they come in for 5 mins, fill up their backpacks and head across the street to the library? I guess you nip that in the bud first thing.

The library gives you 2 hours on their computers, but if you bring your own, just sign on. So, would 10 bux an hour work, or 20 bux for a typical 2 hour session?

Keep us posted on this.

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Seeds of Wisdom Publishing (front page) | Seeds of Wisdom Business forum | Seeds of Wisdom Original Business Forum (Archive) | Hidden Unusual Business Ideas Newsletter | The Great Ideas Letter on CD | Hotsheet Profits | The Art of Leverage | The Success Report | Persuade via Remote Influence | Ausecuma Beats | Writer's Friend (software) | The Entrepreneur's Hotsheet | The SeedZine (Entrepreneurial Ezine) | The Fly Low Collect Dough Update Hotline

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.