A winsome blend of reality and the supernatural, head and heart, and the present and the past. These elegant, interconnected tales nimbly and unexpectedly impart emotional satisfaction that lingers long after the cafe's coffee gets cold. — Mike Hare
November 2021 Indie Next List
“These four interconnected sweet, simple, yet thought-provoking tales are as wonderful and life-affirming as those in Before the Coffee Gets Cold and make it the perfect companion piece.”
— Alana Haley, Schuler Books (Grand Rapids), Grand Rapids, MI
From the author of the international bestseller Before the Coffee Gets Cold, this book follows four new customers who hope to travel back in time in a little Japanese caf . In a back alley in Tokyo, there is a caf 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. With faces both familiar and new, Tales from the Cafe follows the story of four patrons who visit to take advantage of caf Funiculi Funicula's time-traveling offer and revisit moments with family, friends and lovers. Each one must face up to the past to move on with their lives. Kawaguchi's wistful and heartwarming new novel once again invites the reader to ask themselves, "What would you do if you could travel back in time?