Time travel before coffee might seem outlandish, but that’s exactly what happens in Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi.

In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café 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. But the journey into the past does not come without risks: customers must sit in a particular seat, they cannot leave the café, and finally, they must return to the present before the coffee gets cold.

If this sounds intriguing, watch my book talk, and then scroll down to check out the book for yourself.

Erica’s Book Talk: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Fountaindale Public Library
Book Information

Genres: Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Magical Realism

First Released: 2015

Part of a Series?: No

Where Can I Find It? On our shelves, OverDrive or hoopla

Call Number: F KAWAGUCHI