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Looking for more than just a cup of coffee to perk you up on a weekend or after a tiring day at work? Why not get your best buddies and put your heads together over some board games? Or, perhaps, lose yourself in a book with some food and drinks for company. With several cafes in the city serving more than just great food, we picked out the ones which offer you a spot of board games and a choice of books. Thank us later!

LBB’s loving 

Dice n Dine

Readers’ vote

Cafe Thulp

Dice n Dine

dice n dine has board games you can play at their cafe in koramangala

Source: Dice n Dine

If it’s board games you’re looking for, then Dice n Dine is where you should head to. With a collection of over 400 games (yes, you read it right), we bet they can keep you engaged for an entire weekend! Stocking everything from classics like Scrabble and Pictionary to European games like The Settlers of Catan, Puerto Rico and Ticket to Ride, they even let you buy some of them. You will be charged a nominal amount (INR 60-100) for an hour of playing, which can be redeemed on food. Head here on a Tuesday evening for their regular sessions of Bangalore Board and Card Gamers.

Where: 71/72, Industrial layout, Koramangala 5th Block, near Bhima Jewellers

When: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-11.30pm and Friday-Saturday, 11am-midnight

Contact: 080 41302255

Price: INR 800 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Art Blend Cafe

Heading here with your friends? Order yourselves cups of coffee and settle down for games of Snakes & Ladders, Chinese Checkers, Chess or Uno. You could also pick up a book (they have comics as well as food and travel books) and enjoy a lazy day, tucking into their All-Day Breakfast and poring over a tome.

Where: 659, 22nd Cross Road, Sector 2, HSR Layout

When: 11am-10pm

Contact: 080 22581913

Price: INR 750 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Cup O’ Joe

cup o' joe in koramangala has board games to play

Source: Cup O’ Joe

A cosy place with a matching ambience, Cup O’ Joe is the perfect spot to while away your time with a novel. And, in case you forgot to carry along your favourite book, they have a shelf, stocking a bit of everything, from Sidney Sheldon to Chetan Bhagat. Fancy a game of Jenga while you wait for your food to arrive? Or perhaps a Scrabble battle with your wordsmith of a friend? Well, pick the game from the stack atop the shelf and get going!

Where: 483, 1st A Cross Rd, 5th Block, Koramangala

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: +91 8880966888

Price: INR 700 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Coffee on Canvas

coffee on canvas has board games in koramangala

Source: Coffee on Canvas

A quiet space right in town, but away from all the noise, Coffee on Canvas lets you unwind happily. Pick a spot at the far corner of the cafe, which has comfy bean bags around low tables right in front of a shelf holding games like Ludo, Uno and Abdone. They also have a collection of novels to keep you engrossed. Looks like there’s no chance of getting bored here!

Where: 84, ST Bed Layout, 4th Main, Koramangala 4th Block

When: 9am-11pm

Contact: 080 39236543

Price: INR 700 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Cafe Thulp

Always went to Cafe Thulp for their amazing burgers? Well, next time you go, make sure you check out their selection of games, magazines and novels. Whether it’s to celebrate the joy of having won or as comfort food to get over your loss, doesn’t a hamburger taste so much better after a round of Pictionary or Chess? They also have comic books for kids, just in case the food doesn’t manage to hold their attention.

Find a Cafe Thulp near you here.

When: Noon-11pm

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Flamenco

flamenco in jayanagar has board games to play

Source: Flamenco

Spend an evening over a game of Scrabble with friends or challenge your bestie to a round of Chess, at Flamenco. While you contemplate your next move, make sure to get yourself a cup of their Old Jamican (that’s a blend of coffee, chocolate and coconut for you). End your game with an elaborate meal; they have everything from pancakes and waffles to burgers and sizzlers to fill you. Want some me-time? Get yourself a book from their shelf (they mostly have novels) and treat yourself to a relaxed afternoon, with some grub, of course.

Where: 136, 6th C Main Road, 4th Block, Jayanagar

When: 11am-11pm (closed on Tuesdays)

Contact: +91 9945191701

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Chavadi

chavadi on bannerghatta road has story wall for guests to make one

Source: Chavadi

While Chavadi does not have board games, they do have something innovative to entertain you. Make way to their Story Wall (blackboards, basically) where the owners start a story thread and you get to take it forward. So, by the end of your meal here, you can expect to see an interesting tale, with inputs from different customers. They also have a well-stocked library, so you can sit back with your favourite novel (you can even buy it), a mug of beer and make most of the rooftop ambience.

Where: 4, 2nd Main Rd, Behind HSBC, Sundar Ram Shetty Nagar, Bilekahalli, Off Bannerghatta Road

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: 080 41107272

Price: INR 1,200 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Workbench Projects Cafe

workbench projects cafe has board games to play in ulsoor

Workbench Projects Cafe

A meal here will invariably include a game, we assure you. The tabletops at this newly opened cafe come inscribed (using laser engraving or 3D printing) with familiar games, but with a ‘foodie twist’. We think that’s enough to tempt you to try your hand at their version of Snakes & Ladders which has healthy food to take you up the steps and junk food to pull you down. And, before you know, you will also be trying your hand at their variation of Tic Tac Toe (with coffee beans and cups) as well as chess which has pieces with images of french fries, pizzas, burgers and hot dogs.

Where: Halasuru Metro Station, Swamy Vivekananda Rd, Gupta Layout, Ulsoor

When: 9am-8pm

Contact: +91 9663090123

Price: INR 900 for two

Find Workbench Projects on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Cafe Terra

This one’s for the comic book enthusiasts. From superhero comics to good old Tinkle, you will be spoilt for choice. Alas, no board games here. But, we think the great food (their breakfasts come highly recommended) and the selection of comics more than make up for that.

Where: 1004, Wipro Signal, 80 Feet Road, 1st Block, Koramangala

When: 8am-10pm

Contact: +91 9739477277

Price: INR 500 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Featured image via: Workbench Projects Cafe

Dice n Dine
No.71/72, Industrial layout, Koramangala 5th Block, Near Bhima Jewellers, Bengaluru
+918041302255
Starting at 800 for 2
Art Blend Cafe
659, 24th Main, 22nd Cross Road, Sector 2, HSR Layout, Bengaluru
+918022581913
Starting at 750 for 2
Cup O' Joe
483, 1st A Cross Rd, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru
+918880966888
Starting at 700 for 2
Coffee on Canvas
84, ST Bed Layout, 4th Main, 4th Block, Koramangala 4th Block, Bengaluru
+919900044248
Starting at 600 for 2
Cafe Thulp
#998, 1st Main Road, 1st Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034, India
+918040933355
Starting at 1000 for 2
Cafe Thulp - Ulsoor
1/3, Assaye Rd, Sindhi Colony, Pulikeshi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
+918049652947
Starting at 1000 for 2
Cafe Thulp, Indiranagar
39, 80 Feet Road, HAL 3rd Stage, Indira Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038
+918041607606
Cafe Thulp, Kammanahalli
21, 2nd Cross, CPR Layout, Kammanahalli Road, Kammanahalli, Bengaluru
+918041606454
Starting at 1000 for 2
Flamenco
136, 6th C Main Road, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru
+919945191701
Starting at 1000 for 2
Chavadi
No 4, 2nd Main Rd, Sarvabhouma Nagar, Behind HSBC, Sundar Ram Shetty Nagar, Bilekahalli, Off Bannerughatta, Bengaluru
+918041107272
Starting at 1200 for 2
Workbench Projects
Swamy Vivekananda Rd, Gupta Layout, Ulsoor, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008, India
+919663090123
Starting at 3000 for 2
Cafe Terra
1004, Wipro Signal, 80 Feet Road, 1st Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru
+919739477277
Starting at 650 for 2

More than just Snacking: Cafes that offer Books and Board Games Too

Multiple Locations

Looking for more than just a cup of coffee to perk you up on a weekend or after a tiring day at work? Why not get your best buddies and put your heads together over some board games? Or, perhaps, lose yourself in a book with some food and drinks for company. With several cafes in the city serving more than just great food, we picked out the ones which offer you a spot of board games and a choice of books. Thank us later!

LBB’s loving 

Dice n Dine

Readers’ vote

Cafe Thulp

Dice n Dine

If it’s board games you’re looking for, then Dice n Dine is where you should head to. With a collection of over 400 games (yes, you read it right), we bet they can keep you engaged for an entire weekend! Stocking everything from classics like Scrabble and Pictionary to European games like The Settlers of Catan, Puerto Rico and Ticket to Ride, they even let you buy some of them. You will be charged a nominal amount (INR 60-100) for an hour of playing, which can be redeemed on food. Head here on a Tuesday evening for their regular sessions of Bangalore Board and Card Gamers.

Where: 71/72, Industrial layout, Koramangala 5th Block, near Bhima Jewellers

When: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-11.30pm and Friday-Saturday, 11am-midnight

Contact: 080 41302255

Price: INR 800 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Art Blend Cafe

Heading here with your friends? Order yourselves cups of coffee and settle down for games of Snakes & Ladders, Chinese Checkers, Chess or Uno. You could also pick up a book (they have comics as well as food and travel books) and enjoy a lazy day, tucking into their All-Day Breakfast and poring over a tome.

Where: 659, 22nd Cross Road, Sector 2, HSR Layout

When: 11am-10pm

Contact: 080 22581913

Price: INR 750 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Cup O’ Joe

A cosy place with a matching ambience, Cup O’ Joe is the perfect spot to while away your time with a novel. And, in case you forgot to carry along your favourite book, they have a shelf, stocking a bit of everything, from Sidney Sheldon to Chetan Bhagat. Fancy a game of Jenga while you wait for your food to arrive? Or perhaps a Scrabble battle with your wordsmith of a friend? Well, pick the game from the stack atop the shelf and get going!

Where: 483, 1st A Cross Rd, 5th Block, Koramangala

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: +91 8880966888

Price: INR 700 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Coffee on Canvas

A quiet space right in town, but away from all the noise, Coffee on Canvas lets you unwind happily. Pick a spot at the far corner of the cafe, which has comfy bean bags around low tables right in front of a shelf holding games like Ludo, Uno and Abdone. They also have a collection of novels to keep you engrossed. Looks like there’s no chance of getting bored here!

Where: 84, ST Bed Layout, 4th Main, Koramangala 4th Block

When: 9am-11pm

Contact: 080 39236543

Price: INR 700 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Cafe Thulp

Always went to Cafe Thulp for their amazing burgers? Well, next time you go, make sure you check out their selection of games, magazines and novels. Whether it’s to celebrate the joy of having won or as comfort food to get over your loss, doesn’t a hamburger taste so much better after a round of Pictionary or Chess? They also have comic books for kids, just in case the food doesn’t manage to hold their attention.

Find a Cafe Thulp near you here.

When: Noon-11pm

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Flamenco

flamenco in jayanagar has board games to play

Source: Flamenco

Spend an evening over a game of Scrabble with friends or challenge your bestie to a round of Chess, at Flamenco. While you contemplate your next move, make sure to get yourself a cup of their Old Jamican (that’s a blend of coffee, chocolate and coconut for you). End your game with an elaborate meal; they have everything from pancakes and waffles to burgers and sizzlers to fill you. Want some me-time? Get yourself a book from their shelf (they mostly have novels) and treat yourself to a relaxed afternoon, with some grub, of course.

Where: 136, 6th C Main Road, 4th Block, Jayanagar

When: 11am-11pm (closed on Tuesdays)

Contact: +91 9945191701

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Chavadi

chavadi on bannerghatta road has story wall for guests to make one

Source: Chavadi

While Chavadi does not have board games, they do have something innovative to entertain you. Make way to their Story Wall (blackboards, basically) where the owners start a story thread and you get to take it forward. So, by the end of your meal here, you can expect to see an interesting tale, with inputs from different customers. They also have a well-stocked library, so you can sit back with your favourite novel (you can even buy it), a mug of beer and make most of the rooftop ambience.

Where: 4, 2nd Main Rd, Behind HSBC, Sundar Ram Shetty Nagar, Bilekahalli, Off Bannerghatta Road

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: 080 41107272

Price: INR 1,200 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Workbench Projects Cafe

workbench projects cafe has board games to play in ulsoor

Workbench Projects Cafe

A meal here will invariably include a game, we assure you. The tabletops at this newly opened cafe come inscribed (using laser engraving or 3D printing) with familiar games, but with a ‘foodie twist’. We think that’s enough to tempt you to try your hand at their version of Snakes & Ladders which has healthy food to take you up the steps and junk food to pull you down. And, before you know, you will also be trying your hand at their variation of Tic Tac Toe (with coffee beans and cups) as well as chess which has pieces with images of french fries, pizzas, burgers and hot dogs.

Where: Halasuru Metro Station, Swamy Vivekananda Rd, Gupta Layout, Ulsoor

When: 9am-8pm

Contact: +91 9663090123

Price: INR 900 for two

Find Workbench Projects on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Cafe Terra

This one’s for the comic book enthusiasts. From superhero comics to good old Tinkle, you will be spoilt for choice. Alas, no board games here. But, we think the great food (their breakfasts come highly recommended) and the selection of comics more than make up for that.

Where: 1004, Wipro Signal, 80 Feet Road, 1st Block, Koramangala

When: 8am-10pm

Contact: +91 9739477277

Price: INR 500 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Featured image via: Workbench Projects Cafe

Absolute bookworm, self-confessed chocoholic and daydreamer, Roshni enjoys bingeing on movies when she isn't lost in a novel or indulging her sweet tooth. Relatively new to the city, she loves its quirks and chaos just as much as its fun side.

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