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Coffeemin (above) was the first cafe of its kind in Singapore, where diners are charged S$6 for the first hour, and S$1 for every additional 10 minutes that they spend in the cafe and use its facilities.

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Coffeemin (above) was the first cafe of its kind in Singapore, where diners are charged S$6 for the first hour, and S$1 for every additional 10 minutes that they spend in the cafe and use its facilities.

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Earlier this month, a second timed cafe, Wednesday Cafe (above), opened along Tanjong Katong Road. They charge S$12 for the first hour, and S$5 for every subsequent half hour.

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Earlier this month, a second timed cafe, Wednesday Cafe, opened along Tanjong Katong Road. They charge S$12 for the first hour, and S$5 for every subsequent half hour.

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Earlier this month, a second timed cafe, Wednesday Cafe, opened along Tanjong Katong Road. They charge S$12 for the first hour, and S$5 for every subsequent half hour.

Taste of the Anti-Cafe

Singaporeans take a shine to an offbeat concept popular in Moscow and London: a timed cafe where you order off the menu but only pay for the time you spend in the cafe.
Jan 30, 2015 5:50 AM

EVER heard of the "anti-cafe"? It's an unusual cafe concept that has proven popular in cities such as Moscow and London, where almost everything in the cafe is free. The coffee, the food, the facilities, and of course the WiFi. What's not free, however, is the time you spend there.

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