Meet Me at the Cupcake Café

Meet Me at the Cupcake Café

A Novel With Recipes

eBook - 2013
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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

A smart, quirky contemporary cupcake book of recipes and friendship, fans of Sophie Kinsella, will be heading for their mixers to create a story as sweet and complex as Issy's.

Issy Randall can bake. No, Issy can create stunning, mouthwateringly divine cakes. So when she loses her desk job, she starts her own cafe and finds life can be tougher, and sweeter, than she ever dreamed.

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, Issy decides to open her own little cafe. But she soon learns that her piece-of-cake plan will take all of her courage and confectionary talent to avert disaster.

Funny and sharp, Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe is about how life might not always taste like you expect, but there's always room for dessert

What reviewers are saying about Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe

"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

Publisher: Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2013
ISBN: 9781402281815
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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tennillecampbell
May 24, 2021

light read

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NMostacada
Mar 01, 2021

This is a classic Jenny Colgan novel of a romantic comedy of a woman reinventing herself. Issy is unceremoniously fired by her boss/ secret boyfriend and decides to use this as an opportunity to do what she always wanted which is to open a Cupcake Cafe in a little neighborhood. There were some cute moments and characters and some not so cute moments with Issy’s opinions (she is very judgmental on age and weight of women characters) which got a little repetitive and ignorant sounding. If you skim through these though overall it was a cute, quick read. Not the best of Jenny Colgan, but not the worse either.

JCLPiepieB Nov 19, 2020

I love most of Jenny Colgan's books but this was not my favorite by her. Of course I love all the café/food scenes but the main character, Issy, seemed to spend a lot of time worrying that she was too old to have a baby while also continuing to run back to the absolutely-awful guy who she had no business sleeping with. There are a lot of characters to like - Pearl, Helena, Louis, Darny, Austin - and plenty of delicious recipes!

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Gerry_21
Jan 23, 2019

Another nice story from Jenny Colgan, this one set in London. The recipes look good too :-)

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LauraSteinert
Aug 20, 2018

Until I read this one, I thought Jenny Colgan could do no wrong. This should have been a five hour read--but I just keep setting it aside to do ANYTHING else but finish it. Horrible children, really annoying long passages of describing how fat her friends are, how skinny and sharp-edged the hated Christine is, and pointless endless asides that take the book nowhere, with a long lists of names of characters that never appear after a single mention. Not one person in the book to like except the (Fat) roommate--who is fat, because she eats too much fat making cake, so I get it, Helena is fat. Completely disappointing.

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jac523
Aug 14, 2018

Another delightful confection from Jenny Colgan! The perfect summer read. Disclaimer: don't read this if you're hungry, you may be compelled to bake!

Super cute British chick lit, with best friends, family troubles, romantic failures and possibilities, and cupcakes. So many cupcakes.

LaughingOne Jun 15, 2014

Unlike in "The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris", the recipes provided in this novel fit; they were appropriate for the storyline. And Issy is a quite likable character, especially once she starts following her own dream. Jenny Colgan brings together a variety of people who don't seem to fit, but they do manage to get along pretty well. There is a cad, of course, who doesn't treat Issy well. But this is a light romance and all ends well.

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cupcake10
Aug 05, 2013

Great title!

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