New Mansfield gaming cafe goes down a treat

Daniel and Angela Anuzis
Daniel and Angela Anuzis

A brew, a cake and a video game may not be the most traditional combination for a cafe, but according to customers it scores top points.

MegaBites a new and first of its kind cafe in Mansfield encourages visitors to have a game on one of their Play Station 4’s - and has also been given fire star reviews online by customers.

MegaBites

MegaBites

Owned and ran by a husband and wife of 18-years - from the outside it looks like a regular cafe.
But when you get inside you might be surprised to see several Play Stations and also coffee tables which have retro games fitted into them.

Daniel and Angela Anuzis, both 34 and from Shirebrook are ecstatic about the reception they have had for their cafe on Stockwell Gate, Mansfield, since it opened on Saturday, November 18.

Daniel said: “So far it has absolutely brilliant.

“We have asked for feedback from customers and we have not got a bad word back yet.

MegaBites

MegaBites

“Opening a cafe is something we have thought about for a long time.

“I am really into gaming and Angela is really into cooking.

“We were both in the position were we could finally do it.”

Angela has said one of the main reasons they opened a cafe was to spend more time with their two sons, Charlie,9, and Adam,8, who Angela has said cannot wait to be old enough to help out.

MegaBites

MegaBites

She said: “We needed to spend more time with the kids.

“We can drop them off at school now every day and get home at a decent time.”

The cafe sells mostly lunch time food.

Selling paninis, jackets potatoes and adult and children afternoon teas to name a few items.

MegaBites

MegaBites

One customer Sinead Stanley who left a review said: “I popped in by chance for a rest before the Christmas light switch on. Staff were very welcoming, tea and coffees were great, as were the cakes. Video games built into the coffee table with lots of choice and a games room. Will definitely be returning if only to sample the afternoon tea.”

Another customer Anne Storer said: “Brilliant place for the kids. Just what Mansfield needed. I will 100 per cent be back.”

Angela’s increasingly popular cakes which are all made at the cafe.

So far she has created a Biscoff, Maltesers, Snickers cake and a giant Jaffa Cake.

Laura Bell who popped into the cafe with her 8-year-old son, said: “The staff were super friendly. My son played a few games and even I got my geek on playing old school video games. The cake was delicious too.”

Another visitor David Heath said: “All staff are very friendly - food is delicious and entertainment using PlayStations... wow.”

In the future the couple are hoping to host children's parties.