Coffee Talk is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

7.5 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2020

Getting to know your customers is the highlight of Coffee Talk, but some arcs are too cliché

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6 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2020

Coffee Talk is very much a mismatched brew.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2020

A telling of very human relationships in an interesting everyday fantasy setting. Coffee Talk is slow paced even for a visual novel, but has some unexpected twists that make the journey worthwhile

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Jan 30, 2020

It could have been longer, it could have been more substantial and dramatic. But it’s a good way to relax for a few hours.

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7 / 10
Jan 28, 2020

The cast of characters is wonderful. Everyone has their own quirks and personalities, but they are all engaging, and we love preparing drinks for them and hearing their stories.

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3.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2020

Despite having to rustle up the occasional cup of coffee or tea, this is one of the least interactive games to grace the PS4.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2020

Making sure everyone ended up happy was my primary goal while playing. If all that sounds as heavenly as hot cocoa, give this hidden gem a try.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2020

So, a werewolf and a vampire walk into a coffee shop...

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8 / 10
Feb 8, 2020

Games in the 'visual novel' corner of the industry can often leave you a little cold unless you're happy to watch an anime with a small amount of actual player interaction, but with its unique premise and interesting take on a fantasy world (think Netflix's Bright, but actually good), Coffee Talk serves up a refreshing brew of angst, introspection and coffee beans. Its hand-crafted story mode is a tad too short for our liking, but with Endless mode you'll have plenty of fun getting in touch with your inner barista.

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10 / 10
Jan 28, 2020

Coffee Talk is a visual novel where the gameplay is based on preparing and serving coffees. A simple explanation but which barely scratches the surface of this work, which is immensely rewarding and welcoming for those who invest some time and effort on it. With a plot that includes a variety of characters, the story advances according to the quality of the drinks the player prepares and if that doesn't sound like anything extraordinary, it more than deserves an opportunity and it's played marvelously anywhere.

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7 / 10
Feb 4, 2020

I had fun discovering all of the possible drinks to serve in Coffee Talk. The struggles and desires of each customer felt real. Although everyone's race is based on fantasy tropes, the issues surrounding them are grounded in the real world. You may listen to two young lovers caught between their family's desire for them to only marry within their respectful race, a struggling but talented writer, and more.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 18, 2020

And it's accompanied by a chill-beat collection of tracks perfectly befitting the setup.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2020

Coffee Talk is a fun game that offers entertaining conversation and chilled ambiance. For what it's worth, the game's setting and premise require very little from the player, but that also takes away the experience of playing a game. I recommend Coffee Talk to anyone interested in a relaxed time on the Switch, even if the choices you make along the way are minimal.

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KeenGamer
Dakota Gordon
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2020

Coffee Talk (the game, not the late-night skit) allows the player to open their own coffee joint, speaking to the oft-eccentric characters that make up a fantasy-inspired alternate universe. With impeccable drinks and a comfortable spot for talking it out, the rainy nights promise to have some memorable events.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2020

Coffee Talk is an adorable little slice of life game where you can serve coffee and listen to some great stories.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2020

A fairly chill and relaxing visual novel that has some decent worldbuilding and a likeable cast of characters.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
7 / 10
Feb 22, 2020

A charming and relaxing experience from start to finish, milk it for all its worth.

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50 / 100
Feb 18, 2020

As a visual novel, Coffee Talk relies heavily on its writing, but the characters and the plot are so dull, they offer you no reason to care. Instead of visiting this fictitious coffee shop, find a local one in the real world - you'll have more fun.

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80 / 100
Feb 12, 2020

Coffee Talk is a brief and relaxing experience into the world of coffee making and getting to know the personal dramas of your clients.

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7.7 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2020

Coffee Talk offers a filling brew of coffee-making simulation, relatable scenarios, and welcoming atmosphere. While it lacks in interactivity, the candidly everyday stories will keep you engaged. So come on into Coffee Talk and experience a fortnight filled with warmth and solidarity.

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