“Self Cafe”

Recently I noticed a new kind of work/study space here in Nagoya. It is called “self cafe” in Japanese. It is like a coffee shop, but no one works there. You buy a drink from a machine, and you can stay there as long as the place is open. They have Wi-Fi, and there are tables and chairs where you can sit and work or study. You can use the outlets to plug in your computer or recharge your mobile phone. I haven’t gone into the one in my neighborhood yet, but my granddaughter has. She said that it is a better place to study than a coffee shop because it is quiet. It seems to be popular. I walked by last night at 8 pm, and it was full.