Former Astros star Hunter Pence opens gaming cafe

Business combines love of video games, comics, food


HOUSTON – Former Houston Astros star and current San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is taking a swing at a new venture in Houston: a gaming cafe.

His gaming cafe, Coral Sword, opened Friday at 1318 Telephone Road. The business has games, coffee and food like pizza.

VIDEO: Hunter Pence cafe opening

Pence told Houston Life that the gaming cafe has been a couple of years in the making and that it allows him to combine some of his favorite hobbies.

So is there a chance we will see some other big names in sports in the cafe, say NBA star LeBron James? Pence issued a challenge to the Cleveland Cavaliers player on Twitter, challenging him to a game of Mario Kart. 

Pence says he's competed against Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry when the Warriors were in Houston to play the Rockets last month. The Major League Baseball star says Curry got sixth place and took it like a champ.

So keep an eye out on Coral Sword for any celebrity sightings.