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    Posted: 17 May 2017 at 11:37am
I've been working on this quietly for a while, and we're finally open! :D

Konbo is a Japanese arcade inspired cafe in Edinburgh. We have candy cabs running a range of games (all original PCBs, of course) in a pleasant cafe environment, with good quality coffee & locally sourced pastries, cakes, plus some Japanese sodas and snacks. 2 Blasts, 2 NACs, 2 Astros, imported stools and a mix of vintage and repro arcade art.

We just opened this past weekend, and we've had a great response so far. A nice mix of casual and hardcore gamers, all different ages, plus people just coming in for a quiet coffee and a cake :)

Please come visit us if you're in the area. There's a full list of games, plus opening hours, directions, etc. on the website: http://www.konbo.co.uk

Here's some photos for now:

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote beecee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2017 at 11:49am
looking good, wrong side of Edinburgh for me to pop in on way past.Cry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OutRun2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2017 at 12:54pm
Brilliant work, congratulations! Clap

I opened this thinking it was another of your excellent arcade reviews so wasn't expecting this!  Many people in the hobby long to open their own arcade or gaming cafe and you have actually done it!  It must have been a massive amount of work so I'm pleased that you have some good footfall so far.

Good luck with it and I hope the cabs behave themselves!! Thumbs Up


BTW excuse my Japanese ignorance, but what does Konbo refer to?
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No more cabs.. please!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote damagestar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2017 at 12:56pm
Looks really good that mate. Next time I get dragged up to Edinburgh to see the in laws I'll be sure to pop in although I've only just been recently so fingers crossed I won't have to go for another year or 3.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gojira54 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2017 at 1:08pm
Looks cool =]
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote swisstoni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2017 at 1:09pm
Looks great will definetly pop in next time im up there.
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Totally going through to that soon, looks brilliant
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jackie Harris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2017 at 3:20pm
Hey, thanks so much for the nice comments! :)

OutRun2: 'konbo' is just Japanese useage of 'combo' - I figured the word crops up in so many types of games (fighters, shmups, dancing games, etc.) that it covered a lot of ground, plus could refer to fact that it's a combination cafe + arcade, plus it's Japanese but easy to pronounce & recognisable in english! :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote muddymusic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2017 at 3:59pm
Very cool! Best of luck with it. I'll probably be in Edinburgh for the Fringe so will come for a visit!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GamesRoomMaker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2017 at 4:03pm
Let us know when Muddy, I'll probably head through for that too, be cool to get my ass kicked at something by you
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Been following you on Twitter. Best of luck. Nothing like another reason to visit our favourite city. Hope to see you soon.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote john bud Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2017 at 4:52pm
how close is it to a train station ??? and is there a pub handy ??? looking good though Clap
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Originally posted by john bud john bud wrote:

how close is it to a train station ??? and is there a pub handy ??? looking good though Clap

15 minute walk from Haymarket station, and there are numerous pubs nearby! :)
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How much are they a go or are they set to free play?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jackie Harris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2017 at 7:37pm
We have custom arcade tokens! 4 credits for £1.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Flinnster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2017 at 11:06pm
A bazillion miles away unfortunately, but I think I saw the delivery of your candy cabs when they were in a row on the pavement! Good luck with it all, if I'm ever up there, I'll get JB to buy me a drink Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote subzero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2017 at 7:44am
theres only 3 candy cabs! why are you all getting wet and excited???
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote john bud Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2017 at 7:54am
good to see your on the ball as usual steve ??? try reading the original post again Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GamesRoomMaker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2017 at 8:15am
i think its more excitement over there actually being an arcade anything anywhere and honestly, fair play to you for getting this up and running and wish the best for you. Its a bit off the beaten track so I hope you get a following of sorts, I'll definitely be making a visit
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Looks amazing keep up the good work fellas.


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