Luxury Cafe Owner

by Andrew Reise

Original ONGOING Comedy Contemporary Psychological Satire Male Lead Slice of Life

Alan Pender, a bored, 20-something, college graduate with a degree in general studies woke up the day after graduation and suddenly realized his degree was useless and he had to get a job. As he walked around looking for help wanted signs, a series of unfortunate accidents occurred resulting in him entering a coma. When he woke up, he discovered he'd been granted a mysterious system. Moreover, the system finally provided him with some direction about what he should do with his life. Follow Alan as he explores his new found calling!


Release rate: One chapter per week every Sunday.  

 

 

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1: The Beginning ago
Chapter 2: First Mission ago
Chapter 3: Ultimate Cup of Joe ago
Chapter 4: First Day of Work ago
Chapter 5: First Customer ago
Chapter 6: Another Day, Another Dollar ago
Chapter 7: The Effect of the Coffee ago
Chapter 8: Rules Are Rules ago
Chapter 9: Owning A Cafe ago
Chapter 10: Uproar ago
Chapter 11: Making A Choice (1) ago
Chapter 12: Making A Choice (2) ago
Chapter 13: The New Store ago
Chapter 14: The Third Mission ago
Chapter 15: Designing A Cafe ago
Chapter 16: Ending The Tutorial ago
Chapter 17: Under Construction ago
Chapter 18: Cappuccino ago
Chapter 19: First Day of Business ago
Chapter 20: The True Taste of the Ultimate Cup of Joe ago
Chapter 21: The First Cappuccino ago
Chapter 22: Slow Going ago
Chapter 23: Nightcap ago
Chapter 24: Completing The Mission ago
Chapter 25: Lottery ago
Chapter 26: Checking the Rewards ago
Chapter 27: There's No Such Thing As Bad Publicity ago
Chapter 28: Taking on the Twitter Trolls ago
Chapter 29: Gotcha ago
Chapter 30: A Hard Lesson ago
Chapter 31: Regulars ago
Chapter 32: Nebulas and Mood Swings ago
Chapter 33: Make Your Cake And Eat It Too ago
Chapter 34: Testing The Cake ago
Chapter 35: Serving Coffee Cake ago
Chapter 36: The Problem With The Coffee Cake ago
Chapter 37: Gerald's Problem ago
Update ago
Chapter 38: The Approaching Date ago
Chapter 39: The Request ago
Chapter 40: Returned In Kind ago
Update ago
Chapter 41: A Curious Encounter ago
A New Chapter ago
Chapter 42: A Quick Interview ago
Chapter 43: Poignant Silence ago
Chapter 44: An Interview or An Advertisement? ago
Chapter 45: Hell Hath No Fury Like A Reporter Scorned ago
Chapter 46: Hatchet Job ago
Chapter 47: What's Scarier Than A Reporter? ago
Chapter 48: Being Called Into The Office ago
Chapter 49: Day of the Deposition ago
Chapter 50: Let The Record Reflect ago
Chapter 51: Over A Barrel ago
Chapter 52: Coming To An Agreement ago
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Arcturus
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A Rather Weak Cup of Coffee

So.  Luxury Café Owner is all-around an average novel.  The setting is rather basic.  We have a city/world that is completely undescribed beyond the basic assumption of some random modern Earth city.  Then we have a bit of originality in the café system.  Unfortunately, it fails to be interesting or make sense in any meaningful way.  He has the skill to make the ultimate cup of coffee for someone, but he can only use it once every 6 hours.  And apparently this means he can’t even make a normal cup of coffee either, like a normal human being.    Other problems like this abound straining the logic of the story.  While the novel is consistent in its setting, it has minimal coherency.   

The characters are also rather blasé.  This contributes to the overall malaise of the story.  In one of the early chapters, another character calls the MC incredibly thick and pretty dull.  This seems rather accurate as the MC doesn’t appear to be able to think for himself or have any meaningful goals or motivation.  He’s just a robot who goes around appeasing this random system thing for no reason.  And he’s the only character who receives any meaningful screen time.  There is the system itself, but again it’s also a robotic force that also is enforcing this random system thing for no reason and with no goals whatsoever.  It’s only meaningful trait is that it is rather sarcastic, in a sassy way that is supposed to be humorous.  Unfortunately, its jokes and personality fall flat. 

And that’s, honestly, the main reason why I don’t want to read much further.  The author’s sense of humor doesn’t work for me.  The author has solid word choice and grammar in general and a solid style that if I enjoyed the humor I very well could read it as a gag story and nothing else.  Unfortunately, I find it rather tedious.  Objectively, the story deserves about 2.5 stars for the average reader who enjoys the humor.  For anyone else, I really can’t recommend it as worth much of your time.

Stultus
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Good grammar

Good idea

Good characters

Adds up to good potential

Look forward to more covfefe

maniac
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Keep going my friend! i truly enjoy this piece of work

aname
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Gourmet coffee supplier

This is a pretty good gfs clone. There's no customer banter yet but the humor's on point and the writing is pretty good.

Baenan
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What a delightful change of pace. I find myself relaxing as I read this story. The characters are relatable, and the focus on comfortand luxury of an experience is scratiching an itch I didn't know I had.

earthdrake
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Better than similar CH novels.

This types of novels usually have several flaws, this one is better than the rest however it still isn’t excellent. The idea is very good and interesting the implementation is decent however there are several moments when the suspension of disbelief is too much (him becoming and owner out of the blue can be attributed to plor armor but a few other things not).

still nice novel to read and i’ll be waiting for more chapters.

gnarlytreeman
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The story is a mix of a mc enslaved to a system bsing his way thru corporate america while making coffee.

wheresJerZ
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Like Tom I am addicted, more chapters author

Love the perspective, characters and pacing. Can’t wait for more chapters. Conquer the universe with your limiting ultimate coffee support system... jk don’t burn out love the concept and direction 

G4merSylver
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Definitely a Quality System Novel!

This story could plainly blend into the crowd of professional high rated system novels, which happens to be a two edged blade.

On one side, andrew crafted a really well written story. Its beautifully written and detailed. Emotions, personality and artistical details aren't easy to put down on paper. Overall, if this was one of the first system novels I saw I would've rated this a plain 5/5

But, here is the issue. One which might feel a bit unfair, but is an issue nontheless. Its so perfectly aligned with the System Genre that it feels like … well. Just another System story. With different, but the same characters.

However I'll be honest here - it isn't the first time I read a similar novel. It wont be the last. And overall, regarding non-combat orientated novels published by non professionals - this story easily is my favourite.

Andrew got a style eastern system novels usually have, that short style packed with fine details. One which manages to convey information rather optimally. I enjoy this style a lot! And great grammar, I only noticed very few syntax errors. No punctuation errors, if there were any spelling issues I failed to notice them.

I explained the issue with the story and characters above, if you view the story individually I'd rate these two categories five stars - but (while being a little unfair) I decided to give a honest review, covering my full view on it and putting this story on the same tier as actual professional works.

A great story, a definitive recommendation to read.

Steady
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I'm not quite so convinced that this is a full on satire, or maybe that's just the last couple chapters I've read that I get at the impression of (I'm at chapter 40, for reference). I think this might be because the cliffhanger feels pretty similar to what it makes fun of in chapter 40. Despite being a satire, it feels like a decent amount of time it simply copies what it is imitating in a rather unapologetic way. But it still makes fun of the subject matter successfully.

Regardless it's still a funny read, and there are bunch of moments where it succeeds in what it's making fun of. I love the main character. He's so pathetic and successful at the same time.