Order a cuppa and play your favourite childhood games at The Village
A novelty Café opened its doors and its terrace this week at The Village in Windhoek. Flying under the banner “Imagine Games”, the new spot offers the standard spread of hot drinks and light meals, with an added flair – games.
Imagine Games Café is a brand new, born-in-Windhoek coffee shop, conceived and developed by Johannes Löytty and Julia von Wietersheim. Always having had the dream of opening a modest café of their own, they took on the challenge in 2016 and began conceptualising what was to become the first game-themed café in Windhoek. “Playing traditional board and card games have always been popular past-times among friends, and it seemed only logical to build a venue where everyone could come together and have a good time” they said shortly after the opening.
The café is in the beautiful setting of “The Village”, on the corner of Liliencron and Luther Streets. The slated stoep outside under the roof and the cozy den inside are inspiring spots for the imagination to roam. The den has a wide selection of board and card games for anyone to play while enjoying a cup and tasting the delectable confectionary. There is also a small library.
Julia and Johannes said the menu is modest, but they have created it with care.
“You will find the traditional coffee selections and a few carefully crafted sandwich dishes. The breads are sourced from local baking wizards, Le Pain Bakery. Other local items on the menu are the ice cream flavours provided by none other than Cramer Ice Cream” they said.
“Those who won’t settle for ice cream might want to try the decadent chocolate fondue” the couple invited.
Imagine Games Café is open from 09h00 to 18h00 on weekdays and from 09h00 to 15h00 on Saturdays.