23 Edge Street
Today’s post is the first in an ongoing series I have decided to start on my blog. Every now and then I will be sharing my favourite places with you. These could be cities, towns, shops, cafes, bars, well anywhere really. A lot of the places will probably be in Manchester because it’s the place I spend most my time and a girls gotta represent her home(ish) city.
First up in this series is Ziferblat. Located on Edge Street in Manchester’s incredibly popular Northern Quarter. For anyone who doesn’t know they Northern Quarter it is where you’ll find quirky bars, vintage shops and about 10 different burger restaurants. But more on the Northern Quarter in another post.
Ziferblat has a unique concept. You pay only for the time you are there (6p a minute to be precise). It has a kitchen where you can help yourself to as much tea, coffee, juice, cakes and biscuits as you like. You can even make yourself some jam on toast. The only think Ziferblat asks is that you clean your pots after you’ve finished. I personally love Ziferblat and think it feels like a hostel kitchen. It feels so homely and welcoming.
You could go with friends and play one of the many games they have for you to use or you could go alone and read a book or take your laptop to do some work. They even have a piano which you are free to use if you like.
It’s very easy to miss Ziferblat but once you have realised you’ve walked past it and walked back on yourself you will be greeted with a locked door. Press the buzzer to your left and a member of staff will buzz you in and you make your way to the first floor where they’ll log you in. Then you’re all set to spend as long as you like in the cosy lounge.
As I work for a venue finding agency I have been to look around the meeting rooms Ziferblat has too. They have four meeting rooms: The Meetin Room, The Dining Room, The Classroom and The Studio. Or you can hire the whole of Ziferblat. My personal fave is The Classroom because it looks well like a classroom (well done Laura. Great description, gold star for you).
Manchester isn’t the only place you will find Ziferblat. In the UK there is one in Liverpool and London. But Ziferblat didn’t start in the UK, there is 8 more across the rest of Europe. So if there is one not far from you I would definitely recommend paying a visit.
Ps. They allow dogs in so even more reason to go!