Finding places in Ottawa to have a fun yet chilled day can sometimes be a challenge. You're either spending your savings on something super expensive or you're struggling to find a way to the event. There are some arcades and board game lounges, but there is nothing like sipping on a hot drink while playing some old school games.
There are so many coffee shops in Ottawa and so many of them serve up amazing foods and drinks, but not many of them also give us a fun filled day! Whether you like Tetris or Duck Hunt these retro games are sure to make you feel like a kid again while sipping on your favourite drink and eating your favourite snack.
Caffeine 1UP is an independent cafe that gives us all the chance to unleash our inner child, while enjoying the overall vibe of a cafe. The upbeat lounge is a great place to chill out, grab some snacks, and play your favourite games. This is a perfect place to go for a competitive date with your bae or a day of fun with your best friends.
The cafe offers up a variety of foods to eat while you play games. Lattes, frozen mochas, hot paninis, brownies, smoothies, hot chocolate are just a few things on the menu to make sure you won’t go hungry or thirsty while competing. Even if you just go for a quick snack without playing games, this is a perfect cafe to head to for a quick snack grab.
Now if you're someone that loves gaming, you will love this cafe. The cafe has 12 consoles from the original Nintendo all the way to PC/Steam. They offer up over 400 different games, some games include Super Smash Bros (Wii U), Mario Kart 8 (Wii U), Duck Hunt (NES), and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (SEGA). And if you want to bring your own game, you sure can!
The owner of Caffine 1UP, Heather, has a passion for both gaming and coffee. She worked at her brothers cafe 12 years ago and that's where her love for coffee really grew. She's been playing video games since before the original Nintendo. Her rank in League of Legends is Platinum 4 so you know she's a great gamer. After so many years in the coffee industry, Heather is happy to serve everyone that visits her fun cafe.