Rows of computers line the entryway of this “gaming cafe” in Alston. There’s shouting and fighting as people play games, and between the ruckus sits a humble cafe in the back, serving up sandwiches, fries, shakes and more. Welcome to Balance Patch.

Probably not what you think of when you think cafe, but Balance Patch is classified as a “gaming cafe.” Customers come in and pay a flat rate for an hour of all-you-can-play games, including international hits such as Overwatch, CSGO and League of Legends. But though the draw of this particular cafe isn’t the food, they certainly serve it up, and it’s pretty darn tasty. They do serve stereotypical gaming fare, including chips and energy drinks like Monster and Redbull, but their sandwiches and fries are made in-house.

Interested in checking out an authentic game cafe experience within the Boston region? Check out Balance Patch.


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