Shakes and Ladders Opens Its New Cafe in The South

Published · Tuesday, April 23, 2019 05:48 PM

This is a second branch of Snacks and Ladders situated in the heart of Teacher’s Village on Maginhawa Street. Owners and BFFs Louie Lao and Marge Soliman adapted the concept from Snakes and Lattes board game cafe chain which originated in Canada back in 2010.


Like their main branch, this quaint little place has other amenities like a karaoke, snookball and PS4. The operating hours are the same as Snacks and Ladders which varies according to the day. From Monday to Friday they run 2pm to 12mn, Saturday 12nn to 1am, and Sunday 12pm to 11pm.

Last April 13 was their soft opening and we got to try several items on their menu like the Choco Brownie Overload Shake, Fluffy Vanilla Shake, fries, quesadilla, street food mix, Italian tomato pasta, and hotdog sandwich. The vanilla shake is really creamy while the choco shake is so loaded that it’s good not just for one person. Of all the menu items we tried we liked quesadilla for its cheesiness, and hotdog sandwhich for the interesting combination of dressing. The street food mix deserves a special mention for those triangle thingies because they are really tasty.

Lao, an ADMU BS Psychology graduate, does the marketing and takes care of the operation’s business side while Soliman, a Benilde alum of Culinary Arts, cooks using her original recipe and decides how the menu goes. This cafe seats 30 compared to the original branch which seats 90 to 100 people. Like the latter which gets rented out often for birthday parties, you can rent the former as well.received_858624057812971

On top of the price of the food items, there is a small gaming fee of Php50 if you want to play board games. Right now they have a humongous selection of over 500 board games which will surely entertain you and your friends when you’re bored or just hungry.

Address: 388 El Grande Ave. (beside Ann Arbor Montessori), BF Homes, Parañaque City

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*words and photos by Trixie Dauz

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