Life’s never boring at these Toronto board game cafés

Grab a group of pals and get ready to relive your childhood. These popular Toronto hangouts pair tabletop nostalgia with gourmet food and drink for a guaranteed good time. Snack, sip and sink some battleships at these board game cafés.

Snakes & Lattes

600 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1K4

This Koreatown concept café attracts a crowd as diverse as the games it stocks. The extensive game library offers thousands of titles both old and new. You’ll find traditional tabletop fare like Scrabble, Monopoly, Jenga and Taboo as well as crowd-pleasing modern party games such as Settlers of Catan, Catchphrase and Cards Against Humanity. The menu will keep you satiated with a selection of coffee, smoothies, snack bowls, sandwiches and desserts. There’s a $5 cover charge for all visitors, and groups are generally limited to tables of six.

The Tampered Press

256 Crawford St, Toronto, ON M6J 2V8

It’s not a dedicated board game destination per se, but this neighbourhood coffee shop definitely encourages visitors to pair their premium espresso drinks with some healthy tabletop competition. You’ll find a playful selection of puzzles scattered around the cozy coffeehouse as well as chessboards and cheesy TV-themed indulgences like CSI and Sex and the City trivia games. The large communal table is a great spot to gather with a group for a round of Cranium or Scrabble. Who knows, you might even be able to convince fellow patrons to put away their laptops and join in.

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