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Game & Grub Boardgame Cafe: The Game’s Afoot!

Good morrow!

I’ve been nudged out of hibernation for a little bit because apparently, it’s on! =D

Baguio Game and Grub Boardgame Cafe 2015 Love Letter game and the princess card and four tokens of affection

The game, I mean.

Jo was just telling me about the new restaurants she’s seen the other day; Game & Grub included, and just seconds after we were IM-ing about it, she told me, one of her friends asked her if I’ve checked it out myself.  With that little question, the IHGians have done it again – urged me on in the Baguio food quest.  Many thanks, you guys! \m/

Baguio Game and Grub Boardgame Cafe menu and games

The list of grub, the shelf of games and how to play and eat at Game and Grub Cafe =)

Curious as to what makes this place so different from other restaurants in the City of Pines,  I rallied my foodie lovies to the cafe the next day.

Baguio Game and Grub Boardgame Cafe 2015 roast beef sandwich

Roast beef sandwich *nomnomnom

While it saddened me to find that the game and food establishment replaced Keumsan Korean restaurant, I was excited to sit at the table, have a snack while playing a boardgame, like what we used to do when we were kids and it was stormy out and there was no electricity.  (Our all time fave was The Game of Life board game. “A son is born, collect presents” Ahh, mem’ries)

In this high tech, digital world we live in now, even sitting together at the table, we can still be disconnected from each other, so kudos to G&G for doing so well in ensuring we put down our mobile devices, interacted and engaged with each other for this meal. ^^,

Baguio Game and Grub Boardgame Cafe 2015 cafe Americano, green tea frappe, cookie jar and mango G's specialty drinks

Cafe Americano. The specialty drinks, cookie jar and mango G’s and the green tea frappe.

The Game

After we picked our grub from the chalkboard menu at the counter, we took a look at the different board games on the shelf beside it.  There were so many (some we didn’t even know about) … and in such enticing boxes, we were stumped about which one to play. The owner gladly suggested one to us and even took the time to teach us the mechanics of it.  As we got our ‘Love Letter’ tutorial, the staff prepared our sandwiches and drinks.

Baguio Game and Grub Boardgame Cafe 2015 G&G signature sandwich

G&G signature sandwich (“,)

Having tried a round with the guidance of the cafe manager, he then left us, now Love Letter players, to enjoy our card game as our orders arrived at the table one after the other.

The Grub

It was not as my sister imagined “game” … as in steaks from hunted deer, bison, wildebeest and the like. *heeharhar  (We can get steaks from another newly opened restaurant, Pine Country, but that’s a feature for another day, my foodie friends. )

Baguio Game and Grub Boardgame Cafe 2015 smash up burger

The smash up burger – the literal “tall order” *hee

We had tummy filling sandwiches of roast beef , pulled pork BBQ, G&G signature and the smash up burger.  The beef in my niece’s pick was neatly sliced, tasty and tender. The pork in my sister’s choice was flavorful and not oily.  Race had a whooper of a sandwich with bacon and roast beef slices in it.

As for my order, it was a mighty meaty one with its double patty topped with bacon strips.  Aside from the veggies and cheese, my burger also had caramelized onions in it which I truly enjoyed. Yum! The side of fries that we had in all our plates was also lipsmacking. I was hoping there would be more piled on the plate. Alam na, #potatohead =b

trying to think strategically with the Love Letters game at Baguio Game and Grub Boardgame Cafe 2015

(Trying to be) Strategic in playing the Love Letters game. \m/

The refreshments we had paired up with our dishes, although mild in flavor were good, too.  My niece and I had the specialty drinks, cookie jar and mango G’s respectively.  Race had … of course … the green tea frappe.  My sister had a cup of coffee (They did say yesterday was going to be chilly, temp in the 10s) which was satisfactory to her, too. =)

Baguio Game and Grub Boardgame Cafe 2015 pulled pork BBQ sandwich

Pulled pork BBQ sandwich ^^,

X marks Game and Grub Boardgame Cafe for good food and a (traditional low tech) jolly good time in Baguio. (“,)

The game’s afoot … in this establishment as well as in the Baguio food scene. G&G Cafe sure upped it with this rad idea for a dining experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. (Well executed  *saying that with a French accent *harhar) Wee!

X and foodie loved ones enjoying the food and games at Baguio Game and Grub Boardgame Cafe 2015

Good ole family time at Baguio Game & Grub Boardgame Cafe =D

Food:  4 treasure chests (My head was more on the game this mealtime, though.)

Service: 4 treasure chests and  A for effort for the owner who didn’t leave us to our own devices with what board/cardgame to play and how to play it. Another A for effort for our attendant’s confidence and skills in taking our photo with my broken autofocus cam. *hihi Thank you so much!

Ambiance: 2 treasure chests I forgot to take a photo of the dining area but it’s Keumsan’s, with the kitchen and the partitioned spots for private samgyeopsal frying walled out . I felt the same way I felt dining at Grumpy JoeClaustrophobic.

Baguio Game and Grub Boardgame Cafe the narrow door to the restroom 2015

The narrow door to the restroom in the newly installed wall … a testament to the downsized floor area.

Being a place specializing in board games and food, my foodie loved ones and I would have loved wider tables where we could have a place on both our sides for our plates/drinks/condiments and space in front of us for our cards (and I imagine, the game board in the middle, in a future visit).

Price:  3 treasure chests

Baguio Game and Grub Boardgame Cafe I win the love letters game Im the princess

I WON! Four tokens of affection and twice the princess! Bow to me, baby! =))

In hindsight, I should’ve let the losers pay for this meal. A fun idea for you, eatsplorers and your friends, when you go try this new Baguio resto out for yourselves. *wink wink Go na! 

Game & Grub Boardgame Cafe

2nd Floor, 111 Jungle Town, Leonard Wood Road (the old Keumsan, beside Grumpy Joe)

Baguio City, Philippines

0927 578 5188

facebook.com/gameandgrubcafe

Additional Info

Board games  and card games from Honor’s Ground Hobby Shop

#46 Upper Kayang Street, Baguio City

Basement Level, Pristine Hardware Bldg

0917 908 9396

facebook.com/HonorsGroundHobbyShop/timeline

*** You might want to leave your vehicles at home or at some other nearby parking place. No parking space for this building. (I’m not counting the space in front of the establishment that’s part of the public road where a single line of vehicles park.)

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