Author: Kou Matsuzuki
Why Read?: For fun
Challenges: Manga, 100 Books in a Year
Thoughts: It is impossible to read Happy Cafe and not be happy. This second volume in the series focuses on a competition between Bonheur, who specializes in more Western desserts, and Abekawa-ya, a traditional Japanese confectionery. Matsuzuki starts to show different sides to her characters, adding to their charm. If you are looking for a break from everyday stress, this is an excellent manga to curl up with.
Rating: 4 stars