An anti-café (sometimes called a pay-per-minute café or a time club) is a type of public business that became popular around 2011 in Russia and a couple of CIS countries. An anti-café is a place where people meet and spend time (either for leisure or work), similar to a café or a club, which is possible to rent for a short time. Unlike a normal café, the primary purpose an anti-café is intended to serve is communication rather than consumption, but as in a regular café customers can order tea, coffee, or other beverages. Typically, anti-cafés provide snacks and desserts, board games, coworking facilities, wireless Internet access, films, and video game consoles (such as Xbox or PlayStation). Customers pay for time spent in the anti-café rather than for these additional facilities.
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