Maginhawa | Snacks & Ladders


Yet another unexpected and unplanned cafe adventure. To be honest, I don’t know Snacks & Ladders until my friend brought it up. Since it sounded cool and intriguing to me, we decided to visit it that very day.

Before anything else, Snacks & Ladders is a board game cafe located in Maginhawa. You will see them quickly because there are life size chess board pieces and chess-themed tables just outside their cafe. I like that the staffs were very accommodating. We were listed to their waiting list and was guided to one of the tables. One of the staffs even brought out two electric fans which gave them plus points from me!

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One check at their menu and I knew I’d be staying for a while. Their prices are very affordable and reasonable! We ended up buying the two shakes (109), the Buffalo wings (159), Oreo cheese cake (95) and Jenga cheese sticks (129), which by the way we loved to death! I thought the shakes would taste so-so but they blew me away. They weren’t that sweet nor bland. Just right. We could taste the Hansel and Chocnut, which combined with the oreo cheese cake, were rockets! Plus, the Buffalo wings are to die for! They are delicious and spicy, coming with two dips that made the taste even stand out!  I’d be coming back here for them. Deffo!

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Snacks & Ladders has two floors. The first floor is filled with tables that can accommodate small and large groups, plus there were plenty of bookshelves filled with board games lined against the walls. I liked the cozy and homey interior. In fact, when we went there, there were so many families and kids playing about inside, and it’s refreshing to see them bond over food and games! And did I mention they have foosball, karaoke, table tennis and billiards there?

The second floor is even better! It’s the highlight for me! It’s carpeted and you’re required to leave your shoes in their shoe racks/stairs. The floor is big enough to accommodate at least six to seven groups. I love that we get to sit on the floor. They have low tables, bean bags and cute pillows ready there, along with the collections of board games stacked onto the shelves. Their walls were decorated with post-it notes and a massive snake & ladder game which you can play or use as a background for photo ops!

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I love their board games. They have a lot, catering from children to young adults! Of all the games, we enjoyed Jenga the most (because I suck at it. Ha!)

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I give this place a 5/5 rating. Why? We got to stay here for three hours, spending all that time playing board games. It was so cozy and we enjoyed every second. It’s really a perfect place for friends to hang out in! I’m sure the other groups with us would agree, since all those hours we were there, I heard nothing but laughter and cheers.

My tip is if you’re going, you have to be at least four to ten to fully enjoy the ambiance of the place. I came there with only two friends with me, and boy was I jealous of the fun the other people there were having!

All in all, it’s a great barkada hot spot!

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If you want to visit,

Snacks & Ladders is located at 188 Maginhawa St. Quezon City


 

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