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Bittersweet Café  
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From Nakama:

One day, Katsuragi Megumi, a café manager, came across a deeply wounded patissier, Honda Yuuji. Since then, Honda has helped out at Megumi's café. Even though Megumi is much older and a bit clumsy, his cuteness truly touched Honda. One night, Honda sees Megumi screaming some man's name while masturbating. Seeing such an obscene Megumi, Honda realizes that he actually loves Megumi.

* Note about the chronology: "Bittersweet Cafe" was written before "Love or pride" but the events in "Love or pride" took place years before those in "Bittersweet Cafe".


Related Series
Love or Pride (Sequel)

Associated Names
浓情咖啡屋 (かんべあきら)
Bitter Sweet Cafe
Bittersweet Cafe

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1-5+omake(end) by Nakama (3342d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (266 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.68 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 19th 2014, 8:29pm PST



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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
May 3rd, 2014, 3:10am
It's not a bad manga, the art is first class, there's a bit of story, likable sweet characters... it's shallow and pure sugar-shock though. The characters were too goody-goody for me personally, lacking any faults.
If you're up for something purely sweet though, give it a read~
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by lifeincircuit
September 10th, 2011, 10:13pm
This is simply fluff. It's not bad fluff though. The story has ok flow, with some silliness(in the non comedic kind of way) thrown in here or there. I didn't hate it, it was definitely better than the prequel(love or pride) for me because it felt less forced and rushed. The art is ok, but nothing amazing. Overall just average fluffiness so don't expect too much from it.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sasageru
May 22nd, 2011, 5:59am
Well, i decided to read the whole 'series', prequel and side story included and i have to say i'm in love XD I loved all the stories but this one especially. Maybe its because i've been missing sweet fluffy type manga's for a while, but i fell in love with this. I hope the second volume is released soon *happy face*

First of all i really need to comment on the art. Its beautiful. Stunning. Its adorably clean, nicely spaced out, not too detailed but not lacking in detail either and the characters are all drawn so well. The story itself is adorable. Its full of fluff and love and pastry XD its amazingly cute even with the added elements of Yukiya's moodyness and an angsty sempai. I'd really recommend this to anyone looking for a nice light romance to read, its interesting, its amusing and the characters have a surprising amount of character and depth given the shortness of the series.
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Sweet and fluffy...~   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sakura_Hikizaki
December 19th, 2009, 8:18am
Bitter sweet Cafe is for you if you are looking for a sweet, fluffy, and a feel good happy ending. As the reviewers before me said it is sweet all over. But at the same time you will fall in love with it. I personally enjoyed from page one to the last. I was curious to know what happens to Megumi and it was nice to see that there was story following him.

I think that if you are reading the prequels, that you can't miss this one.

... Last updated on May 20th, 2011, 3:49pm
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Beware of sugar!   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Bastet The Cat
May 18th, 2008, 8:07pm
Totally agree with the fellow reviewers: this manga is all sugar so you may as well keep some bacon flavored chips or salted nuts handy while reading - as an antidote. smile

On a more serious note: the artwork is beautiful but the story is cliché-ridden and pedestrian at its best. It's unlikely to stir deep feelings - or any feelings whatsoever. It can only serve as your BL manga fix, nothing more, nothing less.

And call me picky but the uke (Megumi) annoyed the hell out of me. Seriously folks, a cafe owner who keeps acting like a five year old all the time?! That's way too overboard IMO...

... Last updated on May 18th, 2008, 8:13pm
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lacked excitement   
Rating: N/A
by cut
November 20th, 2007, 2:38am
I really wanted to love this manga too was mediocre to me. Yes the manga was sweet but I could not feel much sincerity or depth from the sweetness & it turned out to be just nice fluff more on the shallow side. The drawings were okay (except for the cakes- those looked yummy! xD). & I felt the seme & uke were too much in their separate roles so it disappointed me a little because they kept repeating similar actions in multiple scenes (one protects & the other cries).

This manga is definitely one that some might love for its sweetness however it was all sugar & no richness for my taste buds.
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Bitter Sweet Cafe   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by angelkurisutin
August 10th, 2007, 11:36pm
This manga was very sweet. I loved Megumi, and I could see how everyone was so protective over him. ^_^ The art was also pretty; I liked Honda and Yukiya's character designs.

... Last updated on June 7th, 2008, 11:31am
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really sweet   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by grumble_cakes
April 30th, 2007, 1:23pm
this is a great "feel good" type of story. I also really liked the other couple- Yukiya and Taiki so I was really glad to see their story in the sequel/prequel Love or Pride.

oh and much like in Antique Bakery, the cakes and pastries in this manga are mouth watering!
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