A Zifer-baby is on its way!
Ziferblat London’s Mille is pregnant and we’re so looking forward to welcome a new member to the Ziferblat family this summer! The expectant mother has put together a personal guide on how you can support and take good care of your pregnant colleague or friend: I LOVE: BISCUITS: ‘Morning sickness’ should be re-named as pregnant women can be nausea and feel sick at all times during the day – most often when their blood sugar is low. The perfect remedy to nausea is eating biscuits and they’re great as an all-day snack. I personally prefer oat biscuits like Nairn’s, which we have a fine selection of at Ziferblat. NUTS: Nuts are so healthy for both mother and foetus because they are sources of protein – pregnant women need to eat some protein foods
Take Your Time, zzzz…
Had a long day? Ziferblat London now has a comfy Secret Hide Away Room with a bed, pillows and beanbags for those of you who want to rest your eyes. This means you no longer have any reasons to fall asleep in front of the computer with your head in your palms – or power nap in the tube for that matter. Our Secret Hide Away Room is not just for sleepy heads though: You can drink coffee/tea while playing board games with your friends, make a study plan for your Psychology exam, do Skype meetings or call your relatives in Russia. Although we enjoy entertaining our guests we also respect our guests' need for privacy.
Ziferburg - to build a new one Ziferburg is a part of the big Ziferblat family. Ziferblat is an unconventional project, which is growing and flourishing thanks to its team and guests. Each Ziferblat guest becomes a micro-tenant of the space, responsible for it and able to influence its life. There are Ziferblats not only in Russia, but also in England (London, Manchester, Liverpool) and Slovenia, Lublyana. Ziferburg have been located in thevery heart of Saint - Petersburg on a mansard floor of an antique trading house Passage. At the moment we are forced to concede this place to a big restaurant holding. We have decided not to focus on fighting for the place, but on finding a better one, which, we assume, will open new horizons for the project. Our aim - to re-create Ziferburg at a new
Dietary variety – because we care
Do you have lactose intolerance or are you allergic to gluten? No worries: Not only Ziferblat London has a very special coffee roasted with great passion by the coffee enthusiasts of Exmouth Coffee. We also provide our guests with lactose free milk and butter, gluten free oaty bisquits, gluten free and organic breakfast cereals. You can safely eat cornflakes and muesli, have a cortado, cappuccino, latte or chai tea on either almond or soya milk and as a snack; a selection of Nairn’s pure gluten free oats. This is to say we care about our guests and want to help you stay healthy and safe. And for those who can’t live without a warm toast with a thick layer of butter or cow milk in their tea/coffee? We have plenty of whole and semi-skimmed milk and other dairy
Exhibition Opening: Masha Trotzky: INSOMNIA
INVITATION Exhibition Opening: Masha Trotzky: INSOMNIA 10 - 24 October 2015 The Ziferblat art space will open INSOMNIA, a unique exhibition by Belgian artist Masha Trotzky (Includes FREE TIME, see below). Born in Moscow, Masha Trotzky started her art career in 2009, became the “Best Photographer of Russia”(2010) National Award winner, received the Silver Graphis Award in New York (2015) and Aesthetica Art Prize in UK (2015). Artist and jewelry designer, she has had solo exhibitions in Moscow, Florence, Barcelona, Hamburg, Milan and Bologna. The INSOMNIA art project created in 2014-2015 will be shown in London for the first time at this debut. “This art project seems to be one of the most personal and surreal for me. The concept for it came out of a dream. Insomnia is
Meet our Guests: Artist Rodrigo Troitiño
“Challenges makes me happy. The challenges I set for myself, moving to London and start over again for example. They make me feel like I still have a long journey in front of me. And of course producing art makes me happy as well as satisfying my basic needs: eat good food, drink what like to drink etc. and listening to good music; classical music, old jazz and gypsy swing among many others." The words come from Brazilian artist, Rodrigo Troitiño, who is currently exhibiting his art project The Unknown Good Feelings Portraits at Ziferblat London. The art project consists of talking to participants for 20 minutes during which Troitiño draws inspired by the conversation. Troitiño just moved to London and with him this peculiar interactive art project using hatching technique
Meet our Guests: Clara Gonzalez Camín
“Ziferblat is not just a place where really wonderful people meet. If you come, you're bound to have really great experiences. It doesn’t matter if you have social anxiety, you don’t need an excuse to come here. It's a great way for everyone to get out of their comfort zone without even realizing. At Ziferblat, it feels so natural to talk to people, like you’re not taking that big step. You can speak freely and be yourself” Clara is one of our most active volunteers and guests. She has been in London for 2 months and been a regular at Ziferblat almost since the beginning of her stay. Clara comes all the way from Madrid to London for a 3-months internship at Prowl Magazine. Ziferblat's Mille met up with Clara to hear more about her internship and the guide she recently
Zifer Clock Exhange
A Zifer Clock Exchange between St. Petersburg and London recently happened! Juliet from Ziferburg in St. Petersburg is taking home our clock 'Fanny' in exchange for a small clock with no name - can you help us, we can't really tell wether it has pointy legs or horns? See the video of Sasha and Juliet exchanging zifer clocks below: Check out our selection of clocks next time you visit us on Old Street 388 and 'take your time' ;) Btw, did you know that 'ziferblat' means 'clock face' in English?
Welcoming our new loyalty cards!
Well hello there friends old and new, we’ve got an exciting change at Ziferblat London that we’re thrilled to tell you about. We love to reward people that come to visit us with more time to see your lovely faces. It’s super simple; come see us for 5 full hours, split over any time period you like and get your sixth for free. You’ll have chance to slurp up coffee, devour biscuits and play the piano for an hour every five for zero pounds, no moolah, нет денег! Don't forget to pop your email on the back of you card to claim your free hour once your cards full. We love catching up with our members, even when we haven’t seen you in a while.
What you’ve been saying about us
We regularly get such kind comments from you lovely people! Here's a few of my favourites. Loved the ambience and the openness of the idea! Perfect for office work, chit chat, catch up etc. also learned how to make a good coffee. Owners were extremely nice. highly recommended! - Zeeshan - April 2015 Ziferblat is much more than a "pay-as-you-go-cafe". That´s how is been described all around the media in the last weeks. The truth is that you don´t really come to Ziferblat for the coffee. You come for the great atmosphere and the peaceful feeling that you get from the kitchen blue walls and the lovely vintage decoration. Ziferblat allows you to disconnect from the busy life outside their walls. Despite the fact you pay 3p per minute -and a lovely vintage clock will be ticking on
Mad Hatter Tea Party – Saturday April 25th
"Why, then today is MY unbirthday too! A very merry unbirthday to you!" If you know Alice in Wonderland you'll get the idea. Wear fancy-dress (optional, but you know you want to), get your face painted, drink lovely tea and play 10-minutes games with other mad-hatters, Play our games: Lego challenge - Work as a team to build a scene, vehicle or building, as cool as you can. Voted best at the end gets a prize of free time in Ziferblat! New Faces - use magazines and collage to create the face of the person to the left of you at the table - you get to keep your portrait take home and remember us bye Royals - fast paced card game for four players, winners get prizes! Musical Chairs - the classic childhood game, win free time to be a kid again in our secret tree-house Jigsaw
We’re in Artifact Magazine!
We’re in the press again. Our delightful friends over at Artifact Magazine have written about us! They came for ‘the unlimited wifi, coffee, tea and biscuits’ and they stayed for ‘a feeling of community’. You can see what else they had to say on their site. Feature Image by Fleur de-Boer
Elliott Morris Acoustic Night
"Elliott Morris, 25, singer and songwriter from Lincolnshire who played a gig at the café, said that Ziferblat is “a unique space, bursting with character. Just walking in puts a huge grin on my face”." Last Monday we had Elliott and special guests come in to play an acoustic night for us. It was a really intimate little gig, we sat in big comfy arm chairs while we listened to him play by candle light. Following this we're going to have an acoustic night once a month that you're invited to. Check out our events calendar for upcoming dates & details on future performers. You can also see the full article that East London Lines wrote about us, and quoted Elliott in, here.
Blog from VIA
VIA wrote about us back in October, but we just stumbled across it after someone tweeted it to us this week :) It sounds like they had a lot of fun too. We’re really glad you enjoyed your day, ‘friendly and kooky’ seems like a pretty accurate way to describe our team here, you’re welcome back any time! If you want to check out the whole article its here http://www.viaouragency.com/2014/10/29/ziferblat-pay-per-minute-cafe-london/
60 Seconds and Connections by Ola Bola & Gobs
BIG NEWS! New and wonderful exhibition at Ziferblat from 18th September to 15th October! 60 seconds by Ola Bola and Connections by Gobs are two new mixed media installations at Ziferblat, London’s social co-working Space which explores alternative payment models and work structures. Ziferblat’s is a self organised collaborative space which charges it guests only for time – everything else is free. Time costs 5p a minute. Inspired by Ziferblat’s collaborative working style Ola Bola and Gobs will be combining their skills in design and technology, to assist each other in achieving their desired outcomes for this joint exhibition, which brings together interactive projection, sculpture and lighting design. 60 Seconds, by Spatial Designer Ola Bola, uses light and sculpture to create