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Settlers Cafe (North Canal Road)

Western
Located at North Canal Road, Settlers Cafe is a boardgame-themed cafe where you can enjoy games and Western cuisine.

Tue - Thu: 14:00 - 22:00

Fri: 14:00 - 01:00

Sat: 12:00 - 01:00

Sun: 12:00 - 22:00

+65 65350435
$16 based on 6 submissions
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Go For The Games, Forget The Food

I think my title spells it out. Go to Settler's Cafe for the right reason: play games. There is a wonderful variety of games and some of these games are not even available in Singapore. The wait staff are wonderful with their knowledge of games and can communicate the rules very clearly.

Regarding the food, the beef lagsana was dry and the fish&chips was unplatable. But the chicken chop was not too bad. Do yourself a favor and order the mushroom sauce; the pepper sauce tasted like pure powdery pepper. Drinks are diluted so forget the coke and just go for the green tea.

No complaints on the wait staff. Service is good even on crowded days.

If you are interested to visit a games cafe, do check out the packages. Some of the packages are more value-for money. There are also nights like ladies night on Thursday and Ezlink night on Wednesday to induce more public interest. Nice strategy there actually :) Gaming hour extension are at $2.90 per hour (before tax). It's also a happy note that certain credit cards have discount, do check with the staff onsite for further details.

Go visit! After all it's all fun and games at Settler's :-)

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19 Jan 2011 • 26 reviews • 0 follower

Have fun

Good place to chill out with a group of friends when you've nothing else to do- boardgaming. It seems very old school but its really lots of fun. They have heaps of card/board games which you've probably never seen/heard of before.

The staff will be coaching you on how to play the games though, so no worries about that.

A word of advice: Try to have dinner before heading there as the you'll start gaming before dinner arrives and the time starts then so you'll have to end up eating and gaming at the same time and more often than not, the table will be too small to squeeze everything in.

Must try: The chicken wings are fantastic!

They used to have a student promo from 1-5PM on weekdays previously. Im not certain if they still have it though.
31 May 2010 • 17 reviews • 2 followers

Go For The Games, Forget The Food

I think my title spells it out. Go to Settler's Cafe for the right reason: play games. There is a wonderful variety of games and some of these games are not even available in Singapore. The wait staff are wonderful with their knowledge of games and can communicate the rules very clearly.

Regarding the food, the beef lagsana was dry and the fish&chips was unplatable. But the chicken chop was not too bad. Do yourself a favor and order the mushroom sauce; the pepper sauce tasted like pure powdery pepper. Drinks are diluted so forget the coke and just go for the green tea.

No complaints on the wait staff. Service is good even on crowded days.

If you are interested to visit a games cafe, do check out the packages. Some of the packages are more value-for money. There are also nights like ladies night on Thursday and Ezlink night on Wednesday to induce more public interest. Nice strategy there actually :) Gaming hour extension are at $2.90 per hour (before tax). It's also a happy note that certain credit cards have discount, do check with the staff onsite for further details.

Go visit! After all it's all fun and games at Settler's :-)
07 Mar 2010 • 11 reviews • 1 follower

Overpriced, tasteless food. Poor quality board games. Ineffective service staff.

Place:

Fairly conducive. Dark, with a shelf full of games easily visible at the entrance. They have little trolleys to place your drinks on which frees up table space for gaming.

Food:

Free flow soft drinks / green tea - diluted and really not worth it. Please avoid paying $9.50 per person for 2 hours of gameplay with free flow drinks because you'd be better off using the money to buy canned drinks from outside.

Calamari / Chicken wings (basically any finger food that is deep fried and appears) - portions are small, food is oily and tasteless.

Service:

My friend made a booking at the cafe at 5pm. However, by the time everyone arrived, it was 5.30pm and that was when we started playing. The cafe was less than 50% occupied and had mostly empty tables. At 7.15pm, they stopped us and said that our time was up. On questioning, they actually said that since our booking was at 5pm, they had already kindly given us 15min grace. What bollocks! We should have walked in and pretended not to have a booking, would that have been a better idea?

Furthermore, other than at the start when we were looking for some fun and mildly intellectual games to play, the 2 service staff spent all their time either stoning at the counter or serving this table of sweet young things. We had to request repeatedly for refills of the drinks. Bah.

Overall:

Given the exorbitant price, my friends and I have decided that each time we feel the urge, we'll buy one game, a couple of bottles of drinks from the supermarket and just game at someone's house. Much more value for money. Would I return to this Settlers again? Nah...

21 Aug 2009 • 1 review • 0 follower

GREAT TIME PASSER!

i love settler's cafe! they have too wide variety of boardgames that i dont think we can even finish trying all in 15 visits! the service crew are prompt and really patient in explaining the game instructions. they are very good with their games knowledge. if you dont know what games to play, just tell them what kind of game you would like to play and they will decide for you. they have tables with buttons which you could just press should you need assistance. their sofas are so comfortable, you feel like home. the pricing are rather affordable. they even have special packages on certain days like "ladies night" and "students' package". or else you could also take up their normal package which gives you about 2-3 hours of gaming plus free flow of drinks and snack! its soo worth it! boardgaming is definitely an awesome thing to do should you want to have fun with your group of friends and/or families. and settlers is the best place to be! :)
29 Jun 2007 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Gamers Paradise

I have been a die-hard boardgame fans for decades and have visited numerous boardgame cafe in Asia. But none of them come close to what I experience at Settler's Cafe.

Settler's is a place where a person whom are not exposed to boardgaming would be transformed to a game lover overnight.

This is probably the largest boardgame outlet in Singapore and the most vibrant. It house a impressive of of more than 300 hundreds games and I must say I have not been to a cafe that has higher ratio of female anyway not even in the largest dance club in Singapore.

The food is consider good for the cafe and You must try the Settler's Wings - it is delicious. The One Ton Tuna is a dish you cannot find anywhere else in the world.

But this place is very popular and it is advisable to make reservation during the weekend. But it is must be place in Singapore even for tourist.