The Café with Five Faces
The key clicks in the lock, and the door swings open into my world..
Welcome to my cafe. My five-roomed empire. Each room named after a place I hold close to my heart.
One café, five rooms, five groups of people, all with their own stories to share and opinions to express. This is England, a country living through a period of rapid change and intense political conflict, in other words, now. People of all ages, races and backgrounds gather within these walls to share their thoughts on everything from travel to humour, romance to politics, art to human interest.
6 reasons to read this book
*story takes place in a cafe
*5 rooms, 5 groups of people, 5 different stories
*will make you feel like wow i need to travel, for all the wanderlust!
*ALL THE FOOD CHOICES!! might be a bit hungry after reading
*friends banter about politics, romance, art, travelling, dating, football, all sorts of silly everyday talk
*feels like a sunday afternoon read
Thank you to Netgalley, Chaelli and Troubador Publishing Limited for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review!
When I read the summary to this I almost expected to go from conversation to conversation and not feel anything. And maybe I found myself nodding to so many of those conversations specially the bits about politics, football and brexit because I’ve been living in the UK since 2015 (give or take a few months back home). Those are the kind of conversations I have (and have had) with my friends, co-workers, housemates and such whenever we get together go to a pub or wherever.
The story felt honest, just the silly, everyday conversations people have when they get together with their friends to catch up, talk about your life, politics, football and such topics. It made feel part voyeur as if I was sitting there in the corner of those rooms, listening in to these people’s conversations, this strange sense of nostalgia because I want to have a preferred coffee shop too where I can just pop down to, sit, relax for a few hours discussing whatever topic comes to mind. And more importantly, it made me feel the need to find a coffee place with that menu, I’m seriously jealous of all those food choices.