Posted about 1 month ago

Deal Us In! Drinks & Dragons Coffee Shop Reopening

Hey Friends! It’s now been a couple of months since we’ve been able to greet you with a warm cup of coffee at Whitby’s local cafe.

I am very excited to announce that we are REOPENING to offer curbside pickup on June 2. Our retail board games and coffee are now available to order online for pickup at our 1121 Dundas Street E Whitby location. Coming soon we'll be adding snacks, craft beer, awesome game bundles, new trading card options, and more.

From the very beginning, we’ve focused on making our local coffee shop a space that brings people together, whether to share a drink, enjoy a board game or get lost in a roleplaying game. Transitioning the experience to this new online landscape has been challenging. It’s been exceptionally difficult not being able to do what we love most, interacting with all of you face-to-face. We miss seeing our regulars every week (or every day) and hope you are all staying safe and healthy

We cannot wait for the day when we can all get back to it IRL!

Exciting new things in the hopper!

New Hours

We are changing our regular store hours to accommodate our new curbside pickup service. Our new store hours are:

  • Tuesday - Friday: 11 AM - 6 PM

  • Saturday: 11 AM - 4 PM

  • Closed: Sunday & Monday

New Website

We’ve revamped our online store to serve you better.

How to Order Online

  1. To browse our board games selection or find your next favourite coffee blend, click on Shop from our menu.

  2. Select your item(s), indicate the quantity and click Add to Bag.

  3. Before checking out! Leave us a note with any special instructions for the order. For example, “Please grind coffee beans”, “Will pick up Tuesday at 12 p.m.”.

  4. Fill out your contact details and make sure that you select pick up as your delivery option.

  5. Add a payment method or apply a gift card then confirm your order. You will receive an order confirmation email shortly after your purchase.

Curbside Pickup

We are pleased to be able to provide curbside pickup at our Whitby cafe for all of your online orders. Let us know when you will be picking up in the notes when ordering, then select the option to pick up when checking out. Please note that curbside pickup is only available during our operating hours.

When picking up

  1. Please wear a mask or face covering if you are able

  2. Maintain a distance of 2 m from staff and other customers

  3. Parking will be available to you in front of the cafe. Please wave us down, or give us a call once you’ve arrived to pick up: 289-222-9799

  4. Our staff will assist you by bringing your goodies out to you, but we would greatly appreciate your help by having your trunk or rear passenger door open for us.

Our staff will be wearing face masks and gloves to protect your health and safety. We want to make your experience as safe and smooth as possible, so if you have any questions or special requests please let us know and we’d be happy to accommodate them.

What We’ve Been Up To

Since we’ve been banished to the astral plane, we’ve managed to stay active online. Join our growing online community!

Online RPG

A game of D&D on Roll20 with a coffee

Our weekly games of Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder have moved online. We are now roleplaying with Roll20. Or if you’re looking for a group to play with, check out our Discord server for more details:

Friday Night Magic Online

The Magic community is strong online! Each Friday our devoted Magic: The Gathering players have been battling it out virtually on MTG Arena. And what’s more, those who partake are also hooked up with codes for free stuff through the Drinks & Dragons Discord server! What’s better than earning free stuff just for playing?

We recently celebrated the release of the new Ikoria set. Check out our store if you haven’t gotten your hands on a physical bundle just yet.

Partnership with Wolfdor

We’ve partnered with our friends at Wolfdor to offer exclusive items from Drinks & Dragons on their shop:

If you don't already know, Wolfdor is another small business that started in Whitby and they’ve got teas and goods crafted for almost every fandom. We may have even brewed one of their teas for you at the cafe. Support a local business by heading over to their site and let them know we say hi!

Grilled Podcast

The logo for the Grilled Podcast

Connecting you with prominent community leaders and business people from the Durham region each week on the Grilled podcast. In each episode, I seek to learn how the pandemic has impacted the lives and work of my guests. They also discuss how to navigate this difficult time as an entrepreneur or small business owner and share advice on how we all can help out as members of society. You can find the podcast on Spotify, Youtube, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

Stay Updated

We’ll have lots more in store (and hopefully in-store) in the coming weeks and as restrictions ease up. The best way to stay current is to connect with us on your favourite social platforms.

Safe Adventures!

-Andrew Neary, Owner of Drinks & Dragons

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