London's Cardboard Café to close in early August

A downtown London hot spot for board game enthusiasts has announced it will be shutting its doors in early August.

The Cardboard Café revealed the news in a post to its Facebook page on Thursday.


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Located at the corner of Dundas and Talbot streets, the café first opened in late 2014.

Providing customers with food, drinks and a massive collection of board games, the café later added video games, arcade games and a virtual reality set to its entertainment roster

“We have reached the difficult decision that running the Cardboard Cafe is a bit too much for our little family,” the Facebook post read.

“It’s time for us to move on.”


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The downtown storefront has been put up for sale in hopes that it will be bought by someone who “might be looking to take on a new business venture and carry the cafe into the future.”

The post added that the café will have its last day on Aug. 3 when it hosts the Cardstock Music Festival, an all-day event featuring local musicians, board games and a silent auction in support of El Sistema South London.

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