Snakes & Lattes

Hearing about the opening of Snakes & Lattes right in the center of downtown Tempe, I was anxious to go check it out. Wanting to have dinner with a friend, I suggested we try it out.

I am so glad that I did. Snakes & Lattes is a huge, open air location right off of Mill Ave – the bar district for Arizona State students. Boasting a library of over a thousand playable games, this isn’t the place to stop in for a quick drink and leave.

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This photo was only a small section of all the shelving of games at this location. There are even several shelves offering unopened games for purchase ranging from classics to hardcore strategy games.

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Besides lattes, as the name implies, there is also a menu full of comfort food and snacks to have while you indulge in your board game cravings. We ordered the mac & cheese, the poutine fries as well as the 50/50 burger.

The mac & cheese was creamy and delicious with the perfect amount of breadcrumbs on top to change up the texture. The gravy on the poutine fries tasted like it came from a can and a little on the salty side but the fries were still edible. The most disappointing item was definitely the 50/50 burger – getting its name from the 50% chorizo and 50% beef patty. The bread was stale and broke apart the second I touched it. Chorizo is an extremely greasy meat and so it didn’t necessarily work in burger form. I ended up not eating much of it and wouldn’t order it again. However, there is an impossible burger on the menu and I would be willing to give it a try in the future.

Overall, the food isn’t spectacular but the environment is welcoming and there is just about every table top game you could possibly imagine. I will definitely be a regular at Tempe’s Snakes & Lattes.

 

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