Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Have fun in the board game cafe, Snakes & Lattes!

If you don't come up with what to do while hanging out with your friend in Toronto, go to Snakes & Lattes!

Snakes & Lattes is a first and biggest board game cafe, which established in 2010 in Toronto. Currently there are three locations in Toronto and four in the US.

There are many games in the cafe: board games, card games, and so on. According to Snakes & Lattes, they collected more than 3,000 games. I'm sure that you can find your favorite game!

Maybe you haven't played a game a lot ― Don't worry! Trained "game gurus" can teach you the rule. So you can try any game you've never played!

The color label on the game will help you choose which game to play. The cafe is taking traffic light system: green, yellow and red. These labels give an indication of how difficult the game is and how much help the game gurus can give.

In addition, there is a blue label which indicate the game is for two players. If you go there with your boy/girlfriend, you can choose the game with 

The game which became my favorite is "Century: Spice Road". 

when playing "Century: Spice Road"

Because all of us was new to this game, we asked the rule to a game guru. He taught us so kindly! The game was interesting because we have to use our brain a lot.

Not only games, but there are many different types of food and drinks, including alcohol. You can enjoy playing a game with eating and drinking! 

I tried cafe latte. It was pretty and tasted good! I would like to try food menu next time!

Check the menu of Snakes & Lattes Annex from here: Annex Menu — SNAKES & LATTES (snakesandlattes.com)

Moreover, you don't have to worry about time. You can stay as long as you want! It closes between 11pm to 2am, so you can chill out until night. 

Overall, Snakes & Lattes is the really good spot to have fun with your friends and family! I hope you visit there :)

Location (in Toronto)

SNAKES & LATTES ANNEX: 600 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON
SNAKES & LATTES COLLEGE: 489 College St, Toronto, ON
SNAKES & LATTES MIDTOWN: 45 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON

Tuesday, January 17, 2023



Hello! My name is Yuri Fujiwara, and I'm from Japan.

I'm studying international liberal studies in Tokyo. I was also working part time job as a cram school teacher and a home tutor to give lessons.

(The view of my university)

I came to Toronto last September as an exchange student to broaden my horizon and improve my English. Now I'm learning political ecology and geopolitical issues. In one of my classes, my hometown was introduced as an example of small and community-oriented urban place. (Tokyo Eye 2019_1.VOB (dropbox.com)) (Tokyo Eye 2019_2.VOB (dropbox.com))

One of the points I really like Toronto is that people and the government accept diversity.

I applied to the internship in Tenatch because I was interested in the principle to help local issues and businesses. I also think that, through dealing with such issues, I can find the political problem which is the root cause of them.

I'll do my very best to help, so thank you for letting me participate.

[about myself]

I was living in New York until the age of 6, and after that I moved to Tokyo. I like to listen to music, watch anime, and bake sweets. My favorite idol Twice released a new song on 1/20! I hope you'll listen to it :)  (TWICE Pre-release english track "MOONLIGHT SUNRISE" M/V - YouTube

I also really like to travel and experience various cultures.

Thank you for reading!