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Cafe Mox
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5105 Leary Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107
5105 Leary Avenue NorthwestUSWashingtonSeattle98107
(206) 436-0540
BarToday 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am – 12:00 amTuesday 11:00 am – 12:00 amWednesday 11:00 am – 12:00 amThursday 11:00 am – 12:00 amFriday 11:00 am – 12:00 amSaturday 10:00 am – 12:00 amSunday 10:00 am – 12:00 am
We are a gaming parlor in Seattle, WA. We serve house-made food and local drink. We love a good beer. We wish to make every customer into a friend, and every friend into a gamer. 
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Cafe with a free library of board games serving sandwiches & drinks including beer, mead & coffee.- Google
"Great for people watching in addition to playing games."
"It's like the Barnes & Noble of board games."
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Anna M
4 months ago
Pretty amazing. The cafe part is atmospheric. There was a wait for a table, but we put our name on the list then browsed the store and picked out a game. Just be aware you may not get a table right away. We sat outdoors in an enclosed area with a heat lamp above us to stay warm. The table was bench style, with a design burned into the surface. We borrowed a game from their free library, and the guy at the counter explained how to play it and helped us choose. Rating: friendly and knowledgeable. The store is expansive and well-organized. It's like the Barnes & Noble of board games. Also, Mox is open really late so you can plan a game night any day.
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Ansel Santosa
10 months ago
I love the idea of Cafe MOX. I even enjoy most of the time I've spent there (dozens of visits). But I will not be going back because of the service, which is some of the worst I've had anywhere. The wait staff is lovely and perpetually understaffed. Recently after waiting 2 hours for a table, we were finally seated and our server just never showed up. We waited 30 minutes and then left to eat somewhere else. When servers do show up, they rarely check in, frequently forget about follow-up orders, and food takes ages to arrive. The menu seems to get worse regularly. It has fewer options than ever and they used to have substitutions like veggie patties which were removed. I really hope they turn in around and I'm sad that there really isn't much of an alternative for playing games while eating. But I just can't stand the service anymore.
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John Naughton
a year ago
Two great experiences to date. Burgers and sandwiches are very tasty. Also, was pleasantly surprised by the mead and wine menus. A near perfect place to spend a few hours gaming and drinking. Great addition to the city.
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Kirsten Pickett
a year ago
Cafe Mox is the best place to spend an evening with friends, playing games, eating food and drinking beer. The selection of games to borrow next door is huge, their food is tasty and their staff is always friends. Best of all, on busy nights they'll text you when a table is ready so you can venture off to the many breweries in the area and have a drink while you wait for some space. Go enjoy Cafe Mox!
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Oremo Ochillo
10 months ago
Board game night at Cafe Mox, let me summarize it: First question is what board games do you want to play: If you think you are going to be playing monopoly, life, risk or battleship you are mistaken.Instead this place is a packed house of people playing games that would be hardly considered mainstream. But of course that is the charm of this place.Alternative game and alternative people. Love it. Great for people watching in addition to playing games. It's a huge space, in a great location in downtown Ballard. Like all other spots in Ballard parking can be somewhat of a challenge but that is to be expected. They do sell beer either in the glass or b y the pitcher. The booths are large and comfortable and great for playing games for hours on end. The space is huge. I mean really really big for Ballard area. They sell beer by the pitcher. Once you are done playing games, if you want to go to a more traditional bar or lounge the Shelter Lounge is just across the street.
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Jordan Carrio
8 months ago
Awesome place for neeeerdssss like me. Just moved to the Seattle area from Dallas, and was relieved when I found Card Kingdom & Mox Cafe. Definitely a great replacement for Madness Games & Franchise in Plano, TX.
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Will Scott
a year ago
Cafe Mox fulfills it's purpose very well. It provides beer and ciders, accompanying food and snacks, and an ideal environment for conversation and gaming. The cafe has two reservable back rooms, which can be combined for larger groups, and a bunch of tables in its main room. My most recent visit was for a friends birthday, and our group had a blast playing Catan over snacks. We got a variety of snacks, including the chips, rumaki, and nachos. The Rumaki was on the small side, but the other snacks were generous portions. I had a Nightwatch Ale, which was great - in general the draft list has never been disappointing, and always includes a couple ciders in addition to a range of good local beers.
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Nisha Holloway
a year ago
Food and brews are fantastic, space is attractive and clean and you can't beat the free game checkout from Card Kingdom next door. Bought two games there (one hard to find!) on my last visit. Mead, vegetarian-friendly fare and great atmosphere. What more do you want? Get there early as this place gets packed fast!

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