We bring Japanese arcade culture to Edinburgh in a comfortable café setting. Enjoy vintage 80s/90s arcade games, combined with quality coffee and fresh food. We also stock Japanese snacks & sodas, plus retro games & gaming merchandise (including Konbo t-shirts!).
We run regular events and tournaments. Check our Facebook page for upcoming event details.
Hire our venue for your event, with game selection of your choice! Email us for more details.
We have vintage Japanese arcade machines running original game boards (PCBs), from arcade classics through to specialist games rarely seen outside of Japan.
We have more games than we do machines, so the selection is always rotating.
Aero Fighters 2
Akatsuki Blitzkampf Ausf. Achse
Art of Fighting 2
Capcom vs SNK 2
Cotton 2: Magical Night Dreams
Dead or Alive 2 Millennium
Die Hard Arcade
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Ghosts ‘n Goblins
Giga Wing 2
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core
Hokuto No Ken / Fist of the North Star
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future
King of Fighters ’97
King of Fighters ’98
King of Fighters 2002
Last Blade 2
Magical Drop 2
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Melty Blood Actress Again
Metal Slug X
Money Idol Exchanger
New Zealand Story
Power Stone 2
Project Justice: Rival Schools 2
Puyo Puyo 2
Puyo Puyo Sun
Puzzle Bobble 4
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
Samurai Shodown II
Samurai Shodown VI
SNK vs Capcom: SVC Chaos
Soukyugurentai / Terra Diver
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Street Fighter Zero 2
Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Tekken Tag Tournament
Thunder Cross II
Twinkle Star Sprites
Virtua Fighter Remix
Virtua Striker 2 ver. 2000
Virtua Tennis 2
Waku Waku 7
Zero Gunner 2
We make a point of sourcing our food from local Edinburgh suppliers. We serve speciality coffee by Artisan Roast, hot chocolate by Coco, a selection of traybakes by Tasty Buns Bakery, and our grilled cheese sandwiches are made with bread from Au Gourmand.
We also stock a range of imported Japanese snacks, instant ramen and soft drinks.
We’re available for private hires! Get the place to yourself for your party / meeting / whatever, with any game selection you like – all on free-play for the duration.
You can hire either our back area (with 3 arcade machines, several tables & seating) or the whole place (6 arcade machines, plenty of tables & seating). We’re happy to put on whatever line-up of games you choose from our collection (subject to availability). Send us an email to start the ball rolling, and we can figure out the best arrangement for you 🙂
Q. How do I play the games? How much does it cost?
A. We sell tokens to use in the arcade machines. It’s £1 for 4 credits.
Q. Are the games emulated? Are they multi-boards?
No, they are all original arcade PCBs running on original hardware.
Q. How many games do you have?
We have over 70 games rotating across 6 machines, and we’re adding more games to our collection over time.
Q. How often do you change games? When will you next have X game on?
We rotate games almost every day, and strive to maintain a mix of different styles on at any one time. Generally, our line-up tends towards having 2 fighters, 2 shoot ’em ups, a puzzle game and a brawler/platformer/other on at one time.
Q. If I request a game, will you put it on?
A. We’ll do our best! If you request it in person on the day, and we’re not too busy, and an appropriate machine is available, then we’ll be happy to put it on for you. If it’s a game you are specifically coming in to play, or something you want to try for a high score on, we recommend you contact us at least a day in advance to avoid potential disappointment.
Q. What’s the story with your arcade machines?
A. They are all vintage 1990s Japanese ‘candy cabinets’. If you’d like more background details on the machines, we recommend this excellent article on the subject.
Q. Is there an age restriction?
A. No, people of all ages are welcome. The only time this isn’t the case is at our ‘Free Play Night’ event which runs Thursday nights, 8-11pm; there is BYOB at this event, so it is 18+ only. There are no age restrictions at any other times.
Q. Do you ever run tournaments / gaming events?
A. Yes we do, regularly! We run weekly evening events, monthly tournaments, and other special events too. All events are listed on our Facebook page, so check there for full details of what’s lined up.
Q. Can I book your venue for my birthday party / work event / meeting / whatever?
A. Yes, we offer private hires! Contact us to discuss your needs. Generally we can rent out either our back area (with 3 arcade machines, several tables & seating) or the whole place (6 arcade machines, plenty of tables & seating). We’re happy to put on whatever line-up of games you choose from our collection (subject to availability), all on free-play for the duration of the hire. Send us an email to start the ball rolling, and we can figure out the best arrangement for you 🙂
You can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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