Six months ago, Takamura Hitoshi saw Famille, the cafe established by his late brother, go up in smoke. The employees and the memories they shared may have survived, but without a building there can be no café; Hitoshi and company have no choice but to abandon Famille.
But by luck, or perhaps fate, Hitoshi gets a second chance when he receives a phone call from a new shopping centre asking him to open a Famille branch inside their building. Hitoshi cannot refuse the offer to carry out his brother’s will, and after a few formalities, a new Famille is born with Hitoshi as manager.
Of course, life never runs so smoothly. Things are a mess both in the kitchen and on the floor because two key staff members refused to return. Hitoshi himself had to take a break from university to make the opening of the new café a reality. But perhaps the biggest problem of all is looking Famille straight in the face: Curio, the popular café that Famille was “inspired” by in the first place, opened a branch in the same shopping centre directly opposite Famille?
And so begins the battle for Famille’s survival.
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