Last Monday, my reading buddies and I planned to meet to discuss the current book we’re reading (Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell). We agreed to go to Ludo Boardgame Bar & Cafe so we can discuss the book then try play the board games available for the customers. Well, we ended up playing and discussing the book very very briefly.
I arrived around 6:20pm, earlier than our meet up time because I have read that the place gets packed by dinner time and yes, the place was already full and we had to wait to get seated. The place is small and cramped and with the theme of playing board games inside a bar/cafe, it was definitely noisy. There are a lot groups playing loudly, laughing and dining all at the same time so if you’re planning to go here to dine and chill out – don’t!
Once seated, we ordered from their menu which I think is a very limited choice of Japanese food, pasta and some appetizers. They have a lot of drinks to offer though, they have coffees, milkshakes, cocktails and beers. I ordered their chicken yakiniku (Php 185) and a mug of IBC float (Php 180). The chicken yakiniku was just okay, nothing special. The serving was kind of small or rather disproportionate – there were too much rice to chicken ratio. I love the IBC rootbeer float! Maybe because I really love rootbeer floats and the ice cream serving was generous. They also served the bottle so we can pour the remaining contents to our mug.
Of course, the main reason we wanted to go here was to experience playing different kinds of board games. We felt really thrilled and confused just by looking at the vast choices available for playing. If you want to play a board game, you just simply get the box and bring it to your table. If you’re not familiar with the game, you can ask a server to teach you how. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. We tried 4 different board games during our whole stay and we asked the staff to teach us how each time. Hehe. I loved the place and would definitely want to go back and try the other games.
Address: Sct. Fuentebella cor. Sct. Torillo St., Sacred Heart, Quezon City
Store Hours: 4pm-12mn (Mon.-Fri.), 12nn-12mn (Sat.-Sun.)
Budget: Php 200 – 700