In the heart of North Melbourne is Temple Arden. A place where freindlieness and community have a different meaning. Where fun lives. Friendships are forged in the fires of Magic. And the outside world is miles away. This is not your run-of-the-mill gaming café, no, it’s the spot where dice rolls meet coffee goals. Opened just before the pandemic, it didn’t take long for Arden Temple to become the go-to place for tabletop fun and all-around good vibes.
Locals kickstart their day here – grabbing a top Melbourne caffeine fix – while students drop by for study sessions, and remote workers soak in the library of games on offer. Coffee’s brewing, friendships are forming, and the days are set for a mix of work and play.
As the sun sets, the café flips the switch for a gaming extravaganza! Fridays and Saturdays are late-night game fests. Think laughter, dice rolls, and intense card game strategies. It’s not just a café; it’s the place where people level up over board games. You walk through the doors and your ego is set aside. Here, your innermost nerdiness can thrive and conversations roll from D ‘n’ D, to Trek, Star Wars to Catan, RPG strategy to Dr Who theory and beyond.
Gaming Bonanza: Tournaments and More
Hold on, it gets even better! The café throws down epic events – Super Smash Bros tournaments, Magic the Gathering showdowns, and game days that are basically a party. And don’t even get started on the RPG groups, where stories unfold like magic quests. Temple Arden is truly a temple for the gamer within all of us. And if you’re new. If you’ve never gamed. Never sat and rolled a dice or five, never strategized, you’re in perfect hands. The staff here will happily introduce you to the world of Magic.
Things to look out for!
Chill Spot and Creative Playground
It’s not just slinging coffee and rolling dice; it’s creating a space where imagination runs wild, and everyone’s welcome. It’s not just a café; it’s a creative HQ where every sip and game move is a mini-adventure. Set the board, order some steller beers, and laugh the night away.
Join the Fun
Whether you’re a pro gamer, a coffee addict, or just looking for a chill spot, everyone’s invited to swing by! It’s all about mixing strategy with sips, and laughter with lattes. Come for the games, stay for the community– order a coffee, or a beer, get a snack to nibble on, and let the games begin!
See you at the tables!
Address: 135 Arden St, North Melbourne VIC 3051