The Minute Bistro – Here Food is for Free but you Time is Billed

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When hanging out with family or friends, it’s common to make a dash to a café and sit there chatting away for long hours, while and order some food or few drinks in between for courtesy-sakes. Well, this is rather popular way of life is most parts of the world. Well, the world is changing, time is getting expensive and entrepreneurs are becoming smarter.

The result of this looks to be befalling on cafes and restaurants as they slowly are slowly converting from food to time. Simply put, in the near future you may not be asked to pay the bill for the food you binged on, instead the minutes/hours you’ve spent would be accounted for.Yes, that’s right.

A glimpse of this is already being seen in Bengaluru where two entrepreneurs have opened up a café called The Minute Bistro. Quite self-explanatory this one!

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The minds behind this unique this unique business-idea is of Enayet Ansari and Nikhil Kamath. The duo put together all resources and opened up ‘completely-recycled and environment-friendly restaurant.’ But their core-idea for how the bistro would run is different. “I wanted this to be a home-outside-your-home kind of place…only you are paying some rent to spend time there,” quoted Enayet explaining the concept of the café in Kasturi Nagar. You pay Rs. 5 for every minute spent there.

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And if you reckon a pay-per-minute café is novelty, well in India it is, for sure. But in places like Moscow and most recently London, the pay-per-minute-eatery concept is already in play.

The café is equipped with all the necessities and luxurious you’d come expecting in a café – there’s a 55-inch TV, free WIFI, a Playstation, books and magazines, over 15 board games, and a green, happy atmosphere on this fourth floor-situated terrace café. Well, the world is changing, time is getting expensive and entrepreneurs are becoming smarter.

A glimpse of this is already being seen in Bengaluru where two entrepreneurs have opened up a café called The Minute Bistro. Quite self-explanatory this one!

The minds behind this unique this unique business-idea is of Enayet Ansari and Nikhil Kamath. The duo put together all resources and opened up ‘completely-recycled and environment-friendly restaurant.’ But their core-idea for how the bistro would run is different. “I wanted this to be a home-outside-your-home kind of place…only you are paying some rent to spend time there,” quoted Enayet explaining the concept of the café in Kasturi Nagar. You pay Rs. 5 for every minute spent there.

And if you reckon a pay-per-minute café is novelty, well in India it is, for sure. But in places like Moscow and most recently London, the pay-per-minute-eatery concept is already in play.

The café is equipped with all the necessities and luxurious you’d come expecting in a café – there’s a 55-inch TV, free WIFI, a Playstation, books and magazines, over 15 board games, and a green, happy atmosphere on this fourth floor-situated terrace café.

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