• Tales from the Cafe
  • Tales from the Cafe
  • Tales from the Cafe
  • Tales from the Cafe
  • Tales from the Cafe
  • Tales from the Cafe

Tales from the Cafe

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 17/09/2020
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Tales from the Cafe
Gentle and emotional
In a quiet backstreet in Tokyo, there is a tiny basement café filled with the aroma of mocha beans where you can travel through time. Nothing that you do o... READ MORE
Autumn Spayne
Tales from the Cafe
Gentle, thoughtful and comforting
I loved the original Before the Coffee Gets Cold book for its heartwarming but pragmatic look at how we relate to those we have lost. In this book four mor... READ MORE
Jane Skudder

Synopsis

In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a cafe which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time... From the author of Before the Coffee Gets Cold comes a story of four new customers each of whom is hoping to take advantage of Cafe Funiculi Funicula's time-travelling offer. Among some faces that will be familiar to readers of Kawaguchi's previous novel, we will be introduced to: The man who goes back to see his best friend who died 22 years ago The son who was unable to attend his own mother's funeral The man who travelled to see the girl who he could not marry The old detective who never gave his wife that gift... This beautiful, simple tale tells the story of people who must face up to their past, in order to move on with their lives. Kawaguchi once again invites the reader to ask themselves: what would you change if you could travel back in time?

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529050868
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 159g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 13 mm

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Tales from the Cafe
Enjoyable enough with a pot of coffee
NO SPOILERS I really enjoyed the previous book from Kawaguchi (his debut novel, Before the Coffee Gets Cold so was looking forward to reading these furthe... READ MORE
Rebecca Masterman
Tales from the Cafe
Amid a bookcase of books I found this Gem
As good as the first book minus that initial shock and surprise by this original concept. "If only ……" Second books are always harder. Here are similar cha... READ MORE
Ricoh
Tales from the Cafe
Simple. Beautiful. Perfect
I had just finished the first book in this series and wasn’t ready to let the characters go so was genuinely thrilled to get an advanced readers copy of th... READ MORE
Lynne Packer
Tales from the Cafe
Poignant reunions
After reading the phone box at the end of the world, I was of course drawn to this book of stories where people have exactly the time it takes for their cu... READ MORE
wendy flood
Tales from the Cafe
Quirky and Thought Provoking
Tales from the cafe before the coffee gets cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi is a charming book. This is book 2 in the series, and although I haven't read the fi... READ MORE
Angela Watt
Tales from the Cafe
Beautiful
I adored the first book, and I feel the same about this one. I love Japanese translations, I find the way the Japanese write is just so soothing, and beaut... READ MORE
Elaine Nicholson
Tales from the Cafe
Lovely gentle story.
In a small cafe in the backstreets of Tokyo strange things can happen. If you sit at a certain table you can meet someone from the past or the future & tal... READ MORE
Maggie Macdonald
Tales from the Cafe
A heartwarming wander through human emotion
I was so excited for this book! I really enjoyed the first one, so when I heard about new stories from my favourite time travelling cafe I knew I had to pi... READ MORE
Bella at Tenterden
Tales from the Cafe
Another amazing heartbreaker
The first book in this series, Before the Coffee Gets Cold, absolutely broke my heart and I adored it. I knew I needed more instantly. When I found out tha... READ MORE
Abi Robins
Tales from the Cafe
Tales from the cafe
I found the idea of a cafe where you could travel in time exciting.there are lots of rules people have to follow.Before each person takes their trip the ru... READ MORE
Linda Hartlib
Tales from the Cafe
Now, can we have 300+ volumes more of the Tales from the Café, please and thank you?
‘’That night… Around the station there stood many Christmas trees, decorated with lights that shone and sparkled. The place was bustling with people, and C... READ MORE
Amalia Gkavea
Tales from the Cafe
Short and Sweet
This short and sweet book was a wonderful read, really makes you think about the loved ones in your life and reflect on grief. Absolutely beautiful.
Sophia Axtell
Tales from the Cafe
Heartwarming sequel
Of course I cried whilst reading this one too but that is the beauty of these hard hitting series! This sequel expands a little more on the history of the ... READ MORE
Annabella Lam
Tales from the Cafe
@bookclub_raven
Obsessed with these books I hope more get translated into English. I love how each book has 4 short storys and they all flow and connect and you slowly lea... READ MORE
Michael Clark
Tales from the Cafe
Beautiful
Would you feel better if you could go back in time and tell someone what you have always felt guilty about not saying, even though you know it won’t change... READ MORE
Vivienne
Tales from the Cafe
Leaving A Legacy
Tales From The Café by Toshikazu Kawaguchi is a delightful contemporary novel and the second book in the Before The Coffee Gets Cold series. It can be read... READ MORE
Julia Wilson
Tales from the Cafe
A reading pleasure
As good as the first book minus the surprise. Second books are always harder. Here are similar characters; the same set, the café location and readers aw... READ MORE
Ricoh
Tales from the Cafe
Book 2 in the Series
Another beautifully written tale of life and love. Absolutely recommended. Will certainly be reading the entire series.
Fiona Sharp
Tales from the Cafe
Just as heartwarming as the first one
After loving Toshikazu Kawaguchi's first installment, "Before the Coffee gets Cold", I was absolutely ecstatic to hear the next installments were getting t... READ MORE
Niamh
Tales from the Cafe
Recommended fiction but disorientating.
Only the Tokita family can assist ceremoniously in sending people to the past from a Cafe called Funiculi Funicular, in the business area of Tokyo. Of cour... READ MORE
Michael Rothwell