Playing Scrabble or Jenga at your local coffee shop is nothing new, but Game Häus Café is a real game changer. For a $5 cover charge (good for all day), grab a spot at one of the cozy leather couches or sit at one of the extra-long, extra-wide tables built with gamers in mind. Then choose from a huge collection of board games — 834 and growing — from Agricola to Zombicide and everything in between, all neatly arranged on Game Haüs’ custom shelving. Knowledgeable, friendly staff will help you pick out a game and even teach you how to play. A selection of themed sandwiches (like the Turkey to Ride), coffee drinks and pastries will keep you satiated. The cozy atmosphere and huge selection make this spacious, brick-walled cafe the perfect place to slaughter zombies. Or, you know, just work on your farm. —Sascha Bos
1800 S. Brand Ave. #107, Glendale, 91204. (818) 937-9061, gamehauscafe.com.