Are you the type of person who finds that a large cup of coffee just isn't enough to get you going? Does it infuriate you when a café tries to charge you for more hot water for your tea bag? Wish your co-working space came with some fun board games for cutting loose at the end of the day? Well, Williamsburg's newest coffee spot/co-working space, and the country's first hourly café, Glass Hour, has got you covered.
Inspired by a popular European trend, Glass Hour (63 Skillman Ave.) charges by the minute instead of charging by the item, with the snacks, drinks, wifi and activities included in the price. And the price—at least through September—is damn affordable: 5 cents per minute. (When have you ever heard of anything costing five cents that wasn't in a story Grandma was telling you?) That rate adds up to $3 an hour.
The downside is that the first hour is fixed at $3 (so even if you're just stopping by for a quick coffee and muffin that's what you're paying), but on the upside if you love the comfy couches, shared work tables, or get way too invested in an epic strategic bout of Battleship or PS4 video game, the max you'll pay is four hours worth ($12).
In addition to plenty of board games, the café boasts a collection of books ready for borrowing and several themed events like tournaments playing PS4 FiFA ‘16 on Thursdays and a free coding camp that took place there last Wednesday.