6 Coffee Shop Romance Books to Love a Latte
These coffee shop romance books will mocha you crazy. We cannot espresso how much we love these romance books. They are the perfect blend of sweet and steamy. So sit down, grab your mug and start sipping.
If coffee isn’t your cup of Joe, we have delicious books about tea, amazing fiction books about wine, or bakery romance books that will make you want to turn the page.
This post was inspired by the Fall 2022 Olive and June collection. Check out our full review of the Cafe O&J collection!
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Coffee Shop Romance Books
The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan
Jenny Colgan churns out another light beach read with heart. Cafe by the Sea is set on the gorgeous island of Muir in Scotland.
Scotland shines in this story about life in a town set in its ways and trying to resist the pull of modern life. There is a romance in this story, but the pull was more on the heroine reconnecting with her old life and family. This is the first of 5 books in this coffee shop romance series.
For more books like these, check out our list of Favorite Jenny Colgan Books Ranked
Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber
Anna Kate has returned to her hometown to bury her beloved grandmother. It is supposed to be a quick trip to close her grandmother’s cafe but, Anna Kate finds herself drawn to the town.
The longer Anna Kate stays, the more she finds out about her family, and the pull to fulfill a promise starts to compete directly with the pull of her heart.
This book was an unexpected surprise. It has a little element of magic, as well as a fairy tale, feel.
Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay
I read the Printed Letter Bookshop last year and I loved it. When I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this book, I jumped at the chance, and the fact that it took place in the same town as The Printed Letter Bookshop was such a great bonus for me.
I wish I could visit the fictional town of Winsome. When Alyssa finds herself back home after becoming involved in an FBI investigation. Jeremy has moved to Winsome to open a coffee shop and be closer to his daughter. Jeremy and Alyssa have an immediate connection but can they make it work with everything else they both have going on in this coffee shop romance book?
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flag
Folksy and fresh, endearing, and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a now-classic novel about two women: Evelyn, who’s in the sad slump of middle age, and gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode, who’s telling her life story.
Her tale includes two more women—the irrepressibly dare devilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth—who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, offering good coffee, southern barbecue, and all kinds of love and laughter—even an occasional murder. And as the past unfolds, the present will never be quite the same again.
The Little French Bistro by Nina George
I loved this book! Marianne, an unhappy German woman embarks on a journey across France, by herself after a failed suicide attempt. Similar to the themes in The Little Paris Bookshop The Little French Bistro is a story about personal discovery and growth.
Ms. George is so rich in her descriptions of people, places, and food. This book was a joy to read. I loved how the characters in this story grew. They were lifted off the page until I felt that they were in the room with me. This story contained some components of magic that I loved. It was just enough to be believable without entering the realm of fairy tales. This is a must-read pick from novels about food.
It Started with a Dog by Julia London
This charming little romance was a great audiobook to break up the heavier moments of The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.
It’s about 2 people who accidentally switch phones on the way to their holiday flights. After texting each other over the week they are away, they soon start dating when they swap their phones back.
But soon they realize they are actually competitors who are each working to save their respective coffee houses in Austin, Texas. Will their love survive the coffee wars?