EDINBURGH’S initial ever arcade cafeteria is set to chuck open a doors in a early summer.

Konbo will offer a “vintage arcade knowledge within a cafeteria environment” – mixing glorious coffee with sentimental gaming from a late 1980s to 1990s.

Boasting original, decades-old arcade machines specifically alien from Japan, a try promises to be a geek’s paradise.

But owners and city businessman Michael Cox, 34, insisted it would also be a “welcoming, complicated venue, open to gamers and non-gamers of all ages”.

He pronounced he designed to open adult a business in Tollcross, though declined to exhibit an accurate plcae – insisting he was still in traffic with a landlord.

A formulation concentration will be submitted in a entrance weeks.

Mr Cox, who lives in Balgreen and formerly worked in skill management, said: “I’ve been sourcing games and formulation this plan for a integrate of years now. we wish to move behind a amicable component of gaming.

“These arcade machines interest to people of all ages, and we consider it’s critical to have a space where they can be enjoyed together.

“In Scotland, arcades have roughly died out. In Japan they tarry since they are treated like amicable hubs with their possess communities.

“This shows that a classical arcade is a viable choice to complicated online gaming – supposing a venue and a atmosphere is right. We’ll have coffee and food accessible during a day, and a aim is to have drink and dusk attractions as well.

“We have an glorious operation of classical games of all genres, and a machines are really good confirmed – there will be no swallowed coins or damaged controls, distinct some arcades of a past.

“Konbo facilities a collection of selected Japanese arcade machines distinct anything else in Scotland. We can’t wait to bond with a internal gaming community, and deliver new people to arcade gaming. The response we’ve had so distant has been amazing.”

Gaming venues have been experiencing a bang in new years, with London’s Four Quarters and Glasgow’s MEGAbytes – that describes itself as a “retro arcade cafe” – only dual success stories.

The latest bid to open a identical try in Edinburgh comes after PDT Mezcaleria, a retro-style groundwork bar featuring classical arcade games, non-stop on Shandwick Place final year. But Mr Cox suggested his cafeteria would mostly abstain comparison classics such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders in foster of titles from a after epoch such as Street Fighter 2, Final Flight, Golden Axe and Metal Slug.

He pronounced he was aiming for a new venue to open until “at least” 11pm, adding: “I would like this to be a kind of place that people can come to during a day as good as during night.”

The cafe’s coffee, food and drinks will concentration on locally-sourced goods.

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