Before The Coffee Gets Cold. In a small back alley of Tokyo, there is a beautiful café that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for over one hundred years. Local legends say that this shop offers something else besides coffee – the chance to travel back in time. Over the course of one summer, four customers visit the cafe in the hope of making that journey. But, time travel isn’t so simple. There are rules that must be followed. Most importantly, the trip can last only as long as it takes for the coffee to get cold.
Heartwarming, wistful, mysterious & delightfully quirky, Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s international bestseller explores the age old question – what would you change if you could travel back in time?