Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe : A Novel with Recipes

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"[A] heartwarming story a la Bridget Jones' Diary with a twist...Colgan folds in a colorful cast of characters and whips up an easy, sweet read."--USA Today

Issy Randall can bake. No, Issy can create stunning, mouthwateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe's bakery, Issy has undoubtedly inherited his talent. She's much better at baking than she is at filing, so when she's laid off from her desk job and loses her boyfriend, Issy decides to open her own little café. But she soon learns that her piece-of-cake recipe for a fresh start might be a little more complicated than throwing some sugar and butter together.

A smart, quirky contemporary confection of recipes and friendship, Meet Me at the Cupcake Café is about how life might not always taste like you expect, but there's always room for dessert!

Also by Jenny Colgan:
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris
Sweetshop of Dreams

What reviewers are saying about Meet Me At The Cupcake Café:
"A hilarious, fast-paced fantasy about starting over, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella. Absolutely adorable."--Booklist
"A funny novel about friendship, food and love... "--Kirkus
"A delightful story... warm, funny and well-written."--Fresh Fiction
"Absolutely adorable... charming... an endearing, delightful read"--Silver's Reviews
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Product details

  • Paperback | 410 pages
  • 197 x 216 x 32mm | 476g
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1402281803
  • 9781402281808
  • 306,326

Review quote

"Absolutely adorable... charming... an endearing, delightful read that will raise your spirits and definitely have you making something sugary. " - Silver's Reviews
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Rating details

12,022 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 29% (3,451)
4 38% (4,535)
3 26% (3,119)
2 6% (730)
1 2% (187)

Our customer reviews

I spent a significant amount of my early 20s devouring books by Sophie Kinsella and Jane Green. I'm not sure why I veered away from the genre, but Meet Me at the Cupcake Caf�??�??�??�?�© was an adorable and fun story that reminded me of why I love British Women's Fiction so much. Meet Me at the Cupcake Caf�??�??�??�?�© centers around Issy Randal, a sweetheart of a woman who finds herself jobless and boyfriend-less, and she's lost. As the granddaughter of a baker, she grew up learning the art of baking, it's her art. In a moment of inspiration, Issy founds the Cupcake Caf�??�??�??�?�©. Starting a business is no easy task, but with the help from her new friend Pearl, banker Austin, and her friends, the caf�??�??�??�?�© is bound to be successful. But Issy learns that happiness with her job does not guarantee happiness in her personal life. At the end of the day, her friends have their own lives, and she is still lonely. All the while, Issy and Austin have become friends, of sorts, though Austin is hesitant to become involved with a client. And then there's the ex-boyfriend Graeme....Gorgeous, charismatic, and an utter self-involved jerk. But with Austin's hesitance and Graeme's sudden re-appearance in her life, Issy may just make the wrong choice. This was such a fun story, one that left me smiling and craving a cupcake. I love Women's Fiction, mainly because though there may be a romance of sorts, they're ultimately the heroine's personal journey. Meet Me at the Cupcake Caf�??�??�??�?�© was also a story of friendship, and that's where it truly shined for me. I loved that Issy found such deep and strong friendships in the women around her. These were the women who helped keep her afloat when she was down. When the business struggled, and when she struggled with the men in her life, Issy always had her friends. A story about finding one's self and friendship, and a slew of delicious recipes, Meet Me at the Cupcake Caf�??�??�??�?�© is a story that left me with a smile on my face, and a strong sweet tooth!show more
by Andrea Thompson
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