Frequently Asked Questions

What are you? How does this place work?

We are, first and foremost, a cafe! We have coffee, tea, and other uncaffeinated drink options both hot and cold. We also have a food menu featuring light breakfasts & lunches, and lots of shareable options for you and your friends.
In the back of the building we have a large play area for little ones so they can be entertained while you sit and relax. Right next to the playroom is a couch area, for you to watch your children in comfort.
Don’t have kids? Bring some friends and enjoy our vast board game collection! We have games of most every genre, from strategy, to party, to family! Here at Press Play Cafe, there is something for everyone.

How long have you been open?

Press Play Cafe first opened its doors on October 26th, 2020. However, in January 2022, the original owners officially passed it on to their close relatives, who now work closely within the cafe.

Can I bring my own snacks?

We ask that you do not bring any outside food into our establishment, with the only exception being foods for very small children (baby mum mums, gerber puffs, food pouches, etc.). Please remember that while we do have a playroom and you may be coming specifically for that, we are still a food establishment. Similarly, please do not come in with Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, etc. You wouldn’t buy McDonald’s and eat it in a Wendy’s, would you?

Is it very loud/busy? Can I study there?

The noise level is quite low, unless it is a very busy time for parents (usually in the mornings). The play area is separate from the seating area which makes children playing nothing more than your typical noise for a public place. We try to encourage parents to keep playing kids in the playing area so those who wish to eat or study can do so without disruption. Can’t expect library silence, but it’s reasonable for what it is!

Playroom questions

How much does it cost to play in the playroom?

Playroom admission is $5 for your first child, $4 for the second, and $3 for the third onward. As an example, if you have three children with you, the cost will be a total of $12. Babies under 1 year play for free, with the purchase of food, drink, or retail.

Is there a time limit for how long my child can play in the playroom?

No, there is no official time limit. However most parents and children stay for 1-2 hours.

Is there an age limit for the playroom?

Our playroom is designed for a toddler age group, and as such we ask for older children to find other entertainment, specifically in our vast board game collection. Children age 6 & 7 will be asked to partake in a game, but are allowed in the playroom if that is their preference. Kids 8 & up will not be allowed in the area, unless as guardians for younger siblings.

What do I need to know before entering the playroom?

Shoes must be removed before playtime, and socks are required. No food or drink is permitted within the area. All toys MUST stay in the playroom. Rough play is not allowed, and climbing is only permitted on intended structures. You as a parent or guardian are responsible for your child and their actions at ALL times.

If no food or drink is allowed in the play area, where can I drink while also watching my children?

There is a window shelf that we allow drinks to be consumed at, with a view directly into the play area. We also allow drinks in the couch area. We request you eat all foods at our tables.

My child was in the playroom, but now wants to play a board game. Is there any extra cost?

No, there is no extra cost.

My friends and I want to play a board game while the children are in the playroom. Is there an extra cost for that?

Yes, you and your friends will need to pay the admission fee to play.

Board Game Questions

How much does it cost to play board games?

Admission is $5 per person.

How many games can we play for the admission cost?

There is no limit to games you can play.

Is there a time limit for playing board games?

No, there is no time limit.

What do we do with the game once we’re done playing?

Please do not return the games to the shelf. We have a dedicated section for used games so we can check for missing/damaged pieces, make sure the pieces are tidy in the box, and then returned to the proper section on the shelves ready for the next players.

Can I bring my own games to play?

Yes, of course! However, you do still have to pay the admission fee. Think of it as renting the space rather than the games.