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Biyaku Café  
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The aphrodisiac night retreat is a place with no menu, and the tea is made to the customer's image by the employees. An omnibus story surrounds the overbearing masters, various customers, and the tea!


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Associated Names
เสน่ห์ร้าย นายคาเฟ่ (Thai)
Aphrodisiac Café
Biyaku Cafe
Cafe Lovepotions

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.33 by Decadence (102d ago)
v.7 c.32 by Decadence (177d ago)
v.7 c.31 by Decadence (244d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (272 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.59 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 12th 2016, 1:43am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

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Weekly Pos #543 increased(+183)
Monthly Pos #1164 increased(+90)
3 Month Pos #1308 increased(+68)
6 Month Pos #1349 decreased(-238)

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Light Reading .. don't expect any plot.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by shinorei
March 24th, 2011, 4:14pm
This story has a few main characters and with every chapter you get a different character's perspective. There's no plot and everything revolves around the staff of the tea shop and the people related to the tea shop. There was this touching story about an old friend of the owner's and his cousin which I really liked. But other than that, it was about love, love and more love. It's really nice for light reading especially if you don't want to deal with plot and the reason why the owner of the cafe is in love with the tomboy is also very vague (they had sex at first sight) but if you don't bother about it, the artwork is nice to look at and the story is light-hearted.

Recommended if you just want to spend some free time reading manga.
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Amazing light hearted read, with some heart pounding scenes.   
Rating: N/A
by Saruki
June 19th, 2010, 10:34pm
I really like a tasteful smut manga. This sounds a bit contradictory, but it's really very well played out. The interaction between the characters is sexy, but genuine. You can tell they have real feelings backing up their actions, which I find adorable. It's the best kind of smut.

The pairings also have something for everyone. Kaoru and Kagetsu have an interesting relationship, that you see sort of commonly in this type of manga. However, it's really cute, because they both obviously want it, despite Kagetsu being so pushy. :x
Megu and Maku have a Childhood friend/Tsundere romance, which I really liked the most.
And Tomomi and Omi are so innocent and adorable. I doubt that will last for long, though, this being a smut manga, hur.

Though seriously, what was with the insta!sex between Kaoru and Kagetsu. She wasn't even mad, she was just like, "LOL I R NAKED ON THE FLOOR".

Great sense of self preservation there.

... Last updated on June 20th, 2010, 1:14am
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I like this manga, its one of my favorites!   
Rating: N/A
by MohaganyEclipse
November 27th, 2014, 10:30pm
It can be a little sappy but I've always liked this story and the couple from the first chapter (chapter 0) are my favorite. I find it funny, cute, and sexy and so on and so forth.

To the person who feels that the first chapter portrays 'rape' and being 'drugged', I dont really agree with that assessment because after reading the entire Chapter 0 thoroughly, I better understood what was really going on with the girl in that respect.
I'm not trying to be insulting or anything but I thought that that assessment was a little unfair for the story.

... Last updated on November 28th, 2014, 12:17am
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Rating: N/A
by MissRaw
July 28th, 2012, 7:45pm
First of all, the relationship development between the two protagonist is too quick for my taste. I was shocked by rape in the first chapter and the reaction of the girl. Being drugged and then sexually assaulted is a very serious thing and she was too nonchalant about it. She was introduced in a very innocent way, so you never expected her to be a non-virgin (EDIT: My bad. She said it "hurts" so I assume she was a virgin, which makes the whole rape thing even worse because of her reaction). I can also tell that this manga is inspired by Ouran High School Host club, only this has a little twist to it. It's smutty, it lacks character development, and the emotional depth. I have to admit, however, that I'm a fan of sexy, shallow manga.

... Last updated on July 29th, 2012, 4:12pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 0sirt
May 1st, 2010, 7:52am
It left a bit of an episodic impression on me, with every chapter focusing on another couple within this cafe.
I really liked the idea of "serving tea based on the impression of the customer".
All in all it's a really nice read (though no chapters have been released lately >.<) with nice characters and intriguing character interaction.
The art is good, not exeptional but it was really to my tastes.
There's not too much smut in here so don't come looking for only that (the few smut scenes and the couples interactions are really sexy though)
I gave it a 10/10 since this series deserves a bit more attention imo.

... Last updated on May 1st, 2010, 3:39pm
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First chapter is weird   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by Rozzak
September 21st, 2016, 6:19am
I'd wager that the manga began as one of those shitty borderline h smut oneshots (if you don't know, it's basically hentai marketed towards women; see Renta!). The mangaka probably got an unexpectedly high response and was picked up for a serialization.

Anyways, it's one of the best (and hottest) tomboy romances you can find, so give it a read.

Also, there is no drugging; dude just made a fucking kickass brew of tea, had magic shoujo pheromones, and the girl was emotionally perturbed. There isn't any blackmail either. She damages his store and he tells her to work it off. Her becoming a tsundere sex friend isn't entirely unrelated, but there certainly isn't any sexual bartering or debt-motivated prostitution.

This is a really good manga and a huge trope-breaker. No rapey love rivals. None of that bullshit "we won't have sex because I'm cherishing you" horseshit that usually accompanies age gap manga. The girl stays cute and innocent as fuck even with all the sex she's having. The male lead is a little rapey (he took advantage of an emotionally vulnerable person) but I'm sure if the manga had audio she'd be doing those porn "n-no...."s and not anything remotely like "NO!". It's just how tsunderes have sex
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by sleepless_sin
November 28th, 2011, 8:46pm
the art is easy on the eyes but thats about it. a weak character that gets pushed around by an egotistical a$$hole. he basically rapes her and shes too stupid to stop him from continuing sexually harassing her.
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who needs a plot line... not me!   
Rating: N/A
by princess pat
November 27th, 2016, 5:40pm
This author appeals to josei & fujioshis. Its not h romance, but hot bodies and eyes that draw you to complete the read.... I can appreciate the scanlation group for finishing it, but had someone said the last 10 chapters were not sparky like the beginning id have stopped sooner. But omg as a fujiuoshi fan, her works are hot! But seriously ive read mostly her yoai works then this one after seeing her kuro nekos.... I realized this author is a favorite. However, the ecchi & the fun are lost about chapter 10...and the ending... Well... If you like cliche... This is it... But seriously lacking. Spolier: in 1st 5 chapters they are like rabbits. So why not end it like it began.
Lastly, i struggle with age gap characters in yoai. This one, I forgot she was a girl after a few chapters in. So, while the art & plot are fun.... This isnt a serious drama, barely smut, and well.... There's many other newer works like the Kuroneko series that will keep you fully entertained no matterhow many chapters she shows keichi & shingo in!
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Continue reading it   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by felleccha
June 25th, 2016, 4:08am
To tell you the truth, the first chapter was bad. It left a bad impression on me, but I continued reading it since I heard the manga is not only about them. There are multiple couples, and I'm glad I stayed because I really liked chapter 2 and after that this manga got better and better.
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Rating: N/A
by emilyslash
December 27th, 2010, 10:43pm
I only managed to finish chapter 1. I'm glad I finished the chapter but I wouldn't want to read it again. The girl looks like a boy but I would prefer an actual boy to a boyish girl. For me the feeling I got from this was cold and the characters were annoying. The only interesting part was the beginning and the ending. Everything else was bland. The sex was boring as well. I prefer strong willed female leads which make for a better story even if there was no sex. Basically the girl is weak, the guy is a jerk, and there was no warmth or love. This lacks both aspects that make a good romance and/or smut manga, a heartwarming story and sexy sex scenes (which is why I like boys love). The cover is nice but is misleading which is why I'm disappointed.
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