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Finally a Cafe That Values Your Time As Much As You Do

While it’s possible to work on a high speed train, in a hotel bed, or reclined at 40,000 feet, sometimes what an independent worker really needs is a bit more mundane: a desk, a power plug, and a reliable wifi connection.

By Rosie Spinks - Source: http://www.good.is

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For freelancers, entrepreneurs, and technomads all over the world, “going to work” in 2014 looks a lot different than it did ten years ago. While it’s possible to work on a high speed train, in a hotel bed, or reclined at 40,000 feet, sometimes what an independent worker really needs is a bit more mundane: a desk, a power plug, and a reliable wifi connection.

For Ukranian entrepreneur Leonid Goncharov, the Paris cafe scene—which, like many things in France, is a bit set in its ways—was not particularly accommodating to hackers, writers, and designers clicking away on their Macbooks. So early in 2013, at the ripe old age of 24, he founded the cafe/startup known as AntiCafe, a co-working space and coffee shop where you pay by time you spend (€3 for the hour, or €14 for the whole day), not by what you consume.

The scene looks similar to your average cafe, except for the homey kitchen setup where workers can help themselves to snacks, toast (with Nutella, naturally), tea, coffee, and mint lemonade. They’re happy for you to bring in your own lunch and also offer scanners, printers, and small meeting spaces complete with whiteboards.

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