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Before the Coffee Gets Cold: A Novel (Before the Coffee Gets Cold Series, 1)

If you could go back in time, who would you want to meet?

In a small back alley of Tokyo, there is a café that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. Local legend says that this shop offers something else besides coffee—the chance to travel back in time.

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272 pages

Average rating: 6.76

566 RATINGS

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Japexicana
Feb 28, 2024
4/10 stars
Slice of life books aren’t really for me, no hate to the author or writing/translation. Did enjoy the predictable moment of the girl being her daughter, Miki, on the last story tho so it’s a solid 4 for me as sometimes the stories felt slow. Still wondering bout that ghost woman tho.
bookclubwitha
Feb 03, 2024
10/10 stars
🌸 ARIANA'S BOOK REVIEW 🌸 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 Genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism, Contemporary, Time Travel, Japanese Literature Are you ready to embark on a cozy and captivating adventure? Look no further than "Before The Coffee Gets Cold" by Toshikazu Kawaguchi. With its delightful blend of heartwarming stories and time travel, this book is a true gem that leaves you longing for more. This enchanting novel is divided into four parts, each part offering i...read more
Janet H
Jan 27, 2024
The language felt a little clunky at the start, not sure if it was the translation or the adaptation from a play. Enjoyed it in the end.
JLT
Jan 19, 2024
5/10 stars
An interesting concept but poorly executed. Rather depressing and very slow at times. I was glad to finish, and I would not read any of his other books
Zillah
Jan 09, 2024
Chef’s kiss

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