The nerd in me was so happy when i heard about Dyce and Dyne. I’ve been hearing about theme cafes popping up left and right within the metro but a board game cafe so close to my home was exactly what I was looking for.
Dyce and Dyne isn’t in one of those hip neighborhoods like Maginhawa or Kapitolyo and it’s not in a crowded area either. The building, in fact, looks a bit nondescript. But climb up the stairs and you will find a room full of people huddled over boards, cards, and game pieces, either seriously pondering on questions and strategies or laughing about awkward mistakes and quirky riddles.
One of the more awesome things about Dyce and Dyne are the snacks and drinks (milk tea care of Chemistea). And if you get distracted, you can always check out the steam punk decor. The cafe owners really made sure you don’t run out of things to do (or eat).
We spent seven hours straight in Dyce and Dyne, stuck in a utopia of games and milk tea. We managed to squeeze in several rounds of Mr. Jack, Word on the Street, Timeline, and Cranium but the collection of games they have will keep you preoccupied for days. However, I’d still wish they can add a few classics like Monopoly or Scrabble.
I was starving when we arrived but it was a good thing that Dyce and Dyne had various food options, whether you’re famished or just a bit peckish. The dishes are named after games but I thought it was a bit unnecessary. We tried the fish tacos (150php), the fish and chips (not British chips, American chips for 200php), and chili fries (200php). It was not gourmet but it was enough to keep the mouth busy.
My stomach was not prepared for all the milk tea and fruit tea I consumed but I couldn’t help myself. They were so damn good. I enjoyed my Matcha Latte (large for 140php) and their best-seller, the Cheesecake (large for 105php), while my sister had Dark Peach (large for 100php), salted cararmel (large for 100php) and much later on, the Wintermelon (large for 100php). And who doesn’t enjoy guzzling from an erlenmeyer flask or a beaker?
Even before we left, my sister and I already made plans to return to Dyce and Dyne but with more family and friends. We’ve even already picked out a date and I personally cannot wait!