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Fun interaction through playing games and great food!!!

Was so surprised to discover this gem of a place in 18 Roeland Street, Gardens (their address has... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2018
Juliet D
Great idea, good food and good fun

This family-run board games café has great vibes. Good for friends, dates, family. The variety... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2017
Zani M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
via mobile
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Jan 10, 2018
“Fun interaction through playing games and great food!!!”
Dec 29, 2017
“Great idea, good food and good fun”
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21 St Johns Street | Garden's, Cape Town Central 7708, South Africa
+27 21 461 3818
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Was so surprised to discover this gem of a place in 18 Roeland Street, Gardens (their address has changed). Fun for anyone of any age with a wide selection of board games to bring back an environment without needing your cellphone to communicate! Open and...More

Thank Juliet D
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

This family-run board games café has great vibes. Good for friends, dates, family. The variety of games is impressive. The food is ok, but they could have more snacks to share.

Thank Zani M
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

After so much hype we were expecting so much more. The coffee was average. The food dismal. On the plus side there was a great variety of games. Unfortunately we could not play the majority because the rules were so confusing or the instructions was...More

1  Thank Crazyredpepper
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

This place has some very nice board games. Sadly some of the games were in French so we could not read the rules. The food is good here.

Thank Ward51
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely way to spend your Saturday morning. Enjoy freshly made Crêpes with savoury and sweet fillings, cappuccinos and chai lattés while playing board and card games. We had so much fun we didn't realise that we spent four hours there. We discovered new...More

Thank liezchang
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

What a great place to get lost in games. All sorts of board games I didn't know existed let alone played. Great coffee too.

Thank shawn l
Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

I visited this cafe earlier this evening with my 8 year old son. I am a single mom so even family-friendly places can be a little awkward sometimes... however The Big Box Cafe was like a breath of fresh air right in the city. We...More

1  Thank Kashmiri B
Reviewed April 13, 2016

This is such a great concept! You go and play games with your own friends or with other people around or with the owners or by yourself! Basically you are never alone and cant get bored! We have fun moments in this café for birthdays...More

Thank Nadegel
Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

If you are into board games or are curious, do yourself a favour and go to this cafe. Eric and Emilie will offer you fantastic French hospitality and crepes and wonderful Tribe coffee and a feeling that you have found your home away from home....More

Thank Avataarkaap
Reviewed February 9, 2016

I have been to The Big Box Cafe a few times. Eric and Emilie have created a awesome experience combining board games and a cafe atmosphere. Great place to visit with friends if you want to learn more about board games. Top notch coffee. Diverse...More

Thank RichardWooding
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