Surprise! Cake Thursdays.
Oh yes, that's right. As of right now, Thursday is cake day. Why you may ask? Well, it started last Thursday morning when a gentleman came into Ziferblat and brought a cake. He shared it with everyone, and they were very happy. A little later, one of our regulars, and my beautiful boyfriend, arrived with more cake! And sausage rolls, actually a whole picnic, I am rather well looked after. So again, we shared it out and all of Ziferblat enjoyed a lovely cake. Red velvet, my favourite, if you were wondering. Now this is already shaping up to be a pretty good day, not even tea time and I've already had cake twice. It gets better though, our beloved Ruth arrived with her friends to have a cake off! Needless to say, I volunteered to judge. Unfortunately the panel was already full,
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
Тотальный Диктант в Циферблате – Total Dictation in Ziferblat
Тотальный Диктант – это мероприятие, на котором каждый может проверить свои силы и вспомнить школьные уроки русского языка. Суть его заключается в том, что участники пишут диктант под диктовку известного в русской среде человека: писателя,журналиста, актера, филолога. После проверки каждому будет выслан результат работы и участники, получившие «пятерки», получат реальные подарки от наших спонсоров. Интересно то, что эта акция проходит
Writers’ Drinks with Sohrab Ahmari, editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal
***DUE TO THE ORGANISER HAVING TO GO AWAY ON BUSINESS THIS EVENT WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*** Writers' Drinks will meet again on Wednesday 22nd April at Ziferblat in Shoreditch, at 8pm. The guest speaker will be Sohrab Ahmari, who is an editorial-page writer for the Wall Street Journal, based in London. Alongside writing op-eds he also commissions other writers. He was formerly the paper's assistant books editor. Here is his Twitter: https://twitter.com/sohrabahmari As this is a special event it will be run on a donation basis
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 page 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/
New Time Out!
Sooooo yeah... this happened. You can get the new Time Out London edition in Ziferblat now.
Michal and Time Out
Today is a very momentous day for Michal. Since he joined us in June he has been asking if we can stock Time Out magazine. Today his dream came true, and to celebrate we have created this image as a homage to American Beauty.
A Daisy A Day: David Blackwell
We have started to play a game in Ziferblat with our current exhibition 'Found Notes' by Daisy Bentley. We ask our guests to choose 3 of their favourite notes and then the team have to try and guess which 3 they chose. Then we photograph each person with their absolute favourite and post 1 each day. We're calling it 'A Daisy A Day' The first is by our very good friend David Blackwell who runs the Talk to Me socials. The next one is on ext Friday 31st Oct
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