Thursday, July 24, 2014

Castle Board Game Cafe

Cafe: Castle Board Game Cafe
Address: 454 Spadina Ave.
Phone: 647-748-1955
Store Hours: Sun-Thurs 12 PM - 12 AM, Fri-Sat 12 PM - 2 AM

Wi-Fi?: No
Study Appropriate?: No
Stamp Cards?: No



Drinks - Soy/Almond/Lactose-Free Options?: Soy only
- Roasted coffee beans from Dark City Coffee Company
- Drinks with Bailey's available
- Nutella Latte available

Food - Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Options?: Yes to all
- Cakes and pies from Wanda's Pie in the Sky
- Gluten-free snacks available
- Soups available


On a Sunday night after a birthday dinner, my friends and I wanted to find a place to chill at. We tried Snakes & Lagers but we were told to wait for an hour. They did not take reservations and we definitely didn't want to keep checking back to see if a table was available. Instead, I suggested that we try Castle Board Game Cafe, which wasn't far from Snakes and Lagers. I passed by Castle Board Game Cafe a few times in the past and always wanted to try it out, so this was the perfect opportunity.

It was super crowded when we got there, but we called ahead of time to make sure that there were tables available before making the trip. Of course, the sitting fee is $2.50 per hour and anything else you get is additional. We ended up playing Monopoly Deal for the majority of the time we were there, which was a fun and easy game.

I think the cafe is good, just nothing to really differentiate itself. It gets pricey if you stay longer than two hours since the sitting fee racks up. It doesn't seem like they have a Game Master because when I was there, I did not see anyone helping out the customers with the game rules. Since my friends and I did not order anything, I have no comment on the food. However, they do offer a variety of items, including pies and soups.

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  1. ooo another good boardgame place alternative. and yes for wanda's pie in the skie...though i haven't tried, i keep hearing about them..
    A Beautiful Zen

  2. Hey, Diana! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Dragon's Loyalty Award. If you haven't heard of it, you can google it or you can head over to my blog "One Prickly Pear" to get an idea of what this is all about. Hope you decide to participate and congratulations on becoming a FBC member too!
    By the way, Wanda's pies are awesome! :)