Boardwalk Cafe and Games

33760 Essendene Ave, Abbotsford BC V2S 2H2
$$ Contemporary

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 33760 Essendene Ave, Abbotsford BC V2S 2H2
  • Cross Street: Right off the corner of Essendene and Montros
  • Location: Abbotsford
  • Cuisine: Contemporary |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Other |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 7786665006
  • Features: Private Room, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Meet for a Drink, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Party Room 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Area 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday
Main Area 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Party Rooms 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Area 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Party Rooms 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Area 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Party Rooms 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Area 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Main Area 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Party Room 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday
Main Area noon - 10 p.m.
Party Rooms noon - 10 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.87 out of 5 stars based on 602 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 27, 2024
Jeremy H.
we really enjoyed our time, thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 28, 2024
Amber W.
It was an amazing evening. The food was great, the service wonderful, the game selection large. My only complaint it's a little echoie making noise control difficult.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 19, 2024
Sara R.
Everything was awesome! Friendly employees, nice table, food and drinks were great and we all had a blast!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Mar 16, 2024
Marie L.
It was a great time with friends for my birthday!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 04, 2024
Amanda M.
It was our first time checking out the place and we were very pleased!! We are already looking forward to our next visit

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 28, 2024
Basil Shaun T.
I just love Boardwalk Cafe! After visiting many gaming cafes in many cities, I think this is still my favourite: best selection and organization of games, atmosphere that is both clean but also cozy and chill, surprisingly excellent quality of food and snacks, drinks etc. Great service and feels very relaxed. I never spend less than 5 hours on a visit here, and I don't even live in Abbotsford, I drive in to enjoy it and wish something this good were closer to me!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Jan 23, 2024
Sara Z.
Great expierence

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Jan 14, 2024
Heather S.
We had the Flight of Candy - what a cool idea! Maybe consider having red licorice on the list, as we would have definitely ordered that as one of our 4 options - they could be cut in half so they aren't too tall for the glass. We also played Wingspan and it was a fun game. You may want to find a way to reinforce the birdhouse dice roller so it lasts as long as possible. Our experience there was a nice, wholesome, enjoyable, family-affirming follow-up activity for my son and I to do after having visited my dad in palliative care. Blessings on your business, Heather and Tim

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 05, 2024
Kerry C.
Staff super friendly and welcoming and so willing to please! Plenty of games to choose from for all ages. It was a fun evening! Will definitely come back again.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 31, 2023
Emily F.
The staff is super helpful and friendly. Totally worth the cost

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 31, 2023
John K.
There were lots of boardgames but lots of strange ones. I think larger collection of classic boosts games will be beneficial. We were group of 7 so we could only play classic games like monopoly. Exploding kittens would've been interesting but I couldn't find it. Maybe it was in the drawers...

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 16, 2023
monica U.
Thank you for providing such an Ausome opportunity for our groups :) Monica Unger Ausome Adventures

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 12, 2023
Nicole P.
Good selection of games, tasty food, good variety of candy and drinks. Staff was friendly and quick to respond. I love this place ❤️

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 31, 2023
Tatiana C.
Always great! I come in a few times a month and am never bored with the huge selection of games. Lots of games for kids, teens, and adults so there is something for everyone to enjoy! I always get the nachos and they are delicious!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 30, 2023
Danni Y.
Lovely staff who all had great humour. Candy bowls are always delicious. Nice and laid back feel to the place despite a busy atmosphere. Very fun overall experience. Definitely would recommend :)

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 8/10
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Sep 15, 2023
Faith W.
We would have appreciated used dishes being cleared out a bit more once we were done with them, but not a huge deal this time around.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 25, 2023
Sidney R.
Reasonable price, great games and food/drink selection, the energy is always super fun, overall a great place to hang out

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Aug 17, 2023
Courtney M.
This was our first time going to boardwalk cafe and games, and we will definitely go again. It’s so awesome there’s a place where you can play games indoors and just hang out with friends, especially on a day when the weather was way too hot. The food was overall good but the popcorn was mediocre. Great experience and nice staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 12, 2023
Kev C.
Rented a room for the first time and it was fantastic

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 19, 2023
Tatiana C.
Always great!! I love coming here and will never be bored. I ALWAYS recommend it to people I know

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 17, 2023
Susan S.
Best staff!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2023
Michelle A.
Maybe if there was a laminated sheet of how to turn the TV on to a music channel. We didn't attempt it last time, but maybe something that we could self-serve ourselves would be awesome :)

Overall: 10/10
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May 07, 2023
Susan S.
Great staff!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
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May 01, 2023
Tamy K.
Had a great time but seems your cranberry turkey sandwich changed - different bread? Just not as delicious as in the past. Also, could use cinnamon in the apple crisp.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 24, 2023
Hailey H.
Had such a great time . Can’t wait to come back . I have personally recommend this place to over 10 people in 24 hrs ! Love it . Thanks for the great experience

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 19, 2023
Marquise V.
Great food. Place is always clean and games are in great shape. Really appreciate it all and the friendly atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 12, 2023
Jolene M.
I had a great time at Boardwalk Cafe - I just wish I lived closer!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Apr 03, 2023
Dirk S.
The bad - tried the garlic cheese bread. Nice to see new things! Tasted good, but very greasy. Not sure if there’s any way you can fix that before plating it, but still going to try it again. :-). I’m sad that you removed the black cherry soda. :-( Don’t remove the black cherry cider! Lol The good news - very happy you have veggies as a side option now! Service was great even though you were clearly swamped when we arrived. The staff are always happy and pleasant people, and we appreciate it!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 30, 2023
Catherine W.
We had an excellent time. The team were attentive, the food as delicious, milkshakes incredible and our group had a blast. Thank you for an awesome evening, we’ll be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 08, 2023
Mushelly T.
I’m grateful the week day hours extended so we can now enjoy a mid week date!!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 10, 2023
Sam C.
Love you guys. Always a great time

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 21, 2023
Josie T.
We had a very good time! The service for food was very fast even with our large group and the games were fun and we found everything we wanted to play and more. I will say however that the Splendor game we were playing with had pretty old cards that seemed to be on their last life, however it did not detract from game play.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 13, 2023
Ethan v.
Y’all were great thanks so much for having me! I love the atmosphere it’s real cozy :)

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 15, 2022
David S.
All the staff were totally awesome!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 15, 2022
Dirk S.
Would love to see some simple vegetables like carrots, celery, and cucumber with ranch dip, and/or maybe cheese and crackers added to the adult menu. Oh and I’d like to see actual Coke on the menu. :)

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 15, 2022
Rhonda W.
The staff were amazing!! My daughter had an amazing time with friends and the service helped make it what it was. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 05, 2022
Jessica W.
Always a good time here. Warm environment, comforting food and great beer. Even when the place was packed and power was flickering the staff were outstanding.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 08, 2022
Lori P.
Ashley is fantastic. Always welcoming and is also a great server.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2022
Chris J.
Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about games and available clubs/programs. Popcorn was great.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2022
seonju l.
I will visit this amazing cafe again super nice:)

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 04, 2022
Amie C.
I always enjoy coming to Boardwalk! The games are kept in such great condition, the staff is helpful when learning new games & the snacks/drinks are great too!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 28, 2022
Krista P.
Love this place :) I need to come more often!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2022
Dirk S.
Always a great experience! A normal Coke option would be amazing, but still love the place without it.

Overall: 10/10
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May 16, 2022
Kaeli U.
Everything is wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 28, 2022
Mariah O.
You guys were just the best! Relaxing environment, cozy spaces, fun games and delicious food! You'll be seeing more of us this year for sure. Only game I couldnt find oddly enough was Chinese Checkers.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 23, 2022
Bryce M.
Very well done and prepared food. The over all service was great and friendly. The only down side was how busy it was. It made it hard to hear myself think.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 12, 2022
Hannah M.
This place is great! We loved every moment! Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 29, 2022
Karine R.
Totally enjoyed. Will be back for sure.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 27, 2022
Laranda R.
Love this place! Great food and sooo many games to choose from. Staff are very friendly and helpful!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 24, 2022
Mushelly T.
We always have an amazing time!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 10, 2022
Joel H.
Honestly I don't know what I could recommend to improve. Everything is reasonably priced, food is great and fits the vibe, tons of games to choose from and friendly/helpful staff. All said and done we all really enjoyed our visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 03, 2022
Jackie N.
Had a great time as always!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 02, 2022
Michael G.
Nothing beats boardgames, friends and food!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 22, 2022
Elisa W.
Totally awesome

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Feb 18, 2022
Sara P.
Best ever!

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 16, 2023
Tanner K.
Good food, the menu is limited which is fine for most, but it's extremely limited for people with dairy allergies or intolerances. A couple more dairy-free options would be great considering how common these restrictions are. It can be a bit loud since this is an all-ages place. I will just bring some hearing protection next time. Great value, friendly and helpful staff, overall I'm excited to come back.

Overall: 9/10
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Nov 10, 2023
Anthony q.
It was really nice, it got a bit busy and the lights were a bit bright for a date, so a quieter room with softer lighting would have been nicer, but otherwise it was good.

Overall: 9/10
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Aug 28, 2023
Jeremy H.
thanks so much! We really enjoy coming in! Sometimes nearby tables are a bit loud and a little challenge for my daughter but I understand there's not all that much that can be done about that, just the nature of having lots of folks playing quieter or rowdier games all nearby. We asked if we could move to a table a little further from the main noise source and we were accommodated in doing so very cheerfully which was terrific :-)

Overall: 9/10
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Mar 21, 2023
Zachary S.
We went for a first date here, and it was overall a great experience. It was my date's first time and she really enjoyed herself. She wants to return some time in the future. The only drawback was how loud the main area was, but it was ultimately pretty minor as we had a great time.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 10/10
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Nov 14, 2022
Emmalee R.
Lovely experience but have been multiple times now, ordered different food on each experience, and it was always burned or unappealing. However, it is a space for playing games, not dining. In all other aspects, ambiance, staff, games, attentiveness and organization, it is a 11/10.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 03, 2024
Amanda B.
The staff here were very helpful and responsive and friendly. The nachos were a little disappointing as got soggy pretty quick. The private room was overall decent and big enough to suit our group of 5, however the private room next to us got quite loud so at times it was actually hard to hear each other. Great experience overall and we will be booking again :)

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 9/10
Dec 15, 2023
Anthony F.
Will book again very nice place

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 07, 2023
Tabitha M.
popcorn machine was broken (unfortunate cuz it's my favourite gaming snack) and they were out of some beverages. Lighting was a little bright, but I get it's a boardgame place so light is important, just down a touch so it wasn't so blaring would be nice. Staff is great, collection of games is amazing, value is fantastic

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2023
Amanda T.
We had a great time. Loved the selection of games. Pretzels were on the dry side but we loved the candy flight.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 09, 2022
Lori P.
We had a great time as usual! However, it is so cold in there that I had to go get a blanket from my car in order to be able to stay! Please turn up the heat!