SSS-Grade Cafe in Front of The Dungeon

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I was stuck in a dungeon explosion while working so hard that I actually died.

But when I opened my eyes, I was back to the time of 3 years ago!

Well, I will live differently in this life. Salary is goodbye to s*ave life. I quit immediately and set up a cafe in the store my grandmother left behind.

There are no customers because she is right in front of a dungeon, but it doesn’t matter. All I want is to work two days and play five days. But.

[Class: I woke up as the cafe owner (F)] [Skill: I have the coffee in my hand (Lv.1)] [Mission: Brew 100 cups of mixed coffee (0/100)] [Item: Mixed Coffee – Increases recovery speed by 100% faster] After leaving my life as a wage s*ave, I became a coffee s*ave.

Also, the attractive regular customer who keeps bothering me is somehow unusual.

It doesn’t feel good. Isn’t it like the story of the main character of the RPG, who was just trying to run an errand, and ends up fighting the devil after getting caught up in something annoying?

Yes, I will not. I can not. I have no intention of playing more than the role of a novice innkeeper.”

Associated Names
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던전 앞 SSS급 카페
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Recommendations
Welcome to Dungeon Hotel (4)
The Gardener in a Hunter World (2)
The Homemaker of the Dungeon (2)
Civil Servant Hunter’s S-class Resignation Log (2)
The S-Classes That I Raised (2)
The Owner Of The S-Rank Dungeon Campground (2)
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  2. K-novels
  3. Magic shop of sorts
  4. Hunter/Player/Awakener-Gate/Tower/Dungeon/etc.
  5. Magical Space

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Insideofadoge
Insideofadoge rated it
July 26, 2022
Status: c12
The general set-up: Burnt-out worker is reborn with pedestrian/nearly useless skills, wants to live a super lazy life, skill is more useful than anticipated and ends up saving the world (possibly, haven't gotten to that bit yet). Familiar, but that doesn't mean it's bad.

MC makes it very clear that the goal for her new life is to be lazy. She is obviously suffering from a pretty terrible case of burnout, which provides at least some explanation as to why she wants to conceal her new powers. But I mean, the... more>> system she meets says that her cafe-related abilities are tailor-made for her desire to rest, but I'm not sure the system has any idea of the amount of effort it takes to run a small business on your own. Anyway...

Info-dump and chatter from netizens if that gets on your nerves. Personally, I'm not crazy about it because such content is usually filler, crammed full of inside jokes that don't translate well but probably take a ton of time to even attempt to localize. But maybe some people find it entertaining 🤷‍♀️

There is a mysterious cat who is probably hiding a secret about the world, but... that's basically all cats, so it's to be expected, really. Potential for cat-related humour? Hopefully.

I'm gonna give it 5 stars for a good translation and very promising setup. Chapters are nice and substantial, which is always appreciated. There's not enough to give it a "real" rating at the moment, but the way to get more chapters is to review what we have!

EDIT: The translation is now at nearly 50 chapters, and I think I will stick to my 5 stars. The MC is slowly beginning to connect to other people in her new life—she has regrets about a few relationships in her life before, and she hesitantly sets out to repair what has been broken. She also is connecting with new people, primarily just by being good-natured and willing to help a stranger in need. The people she helps then help her in ways she could not imagine—it's a lot like a fairy tale, actually. <<less
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theliongirl
theliongirl rated it
August 5, 2022
Status: c37
This is kind of what “The S-Classes I Raised” would be if it was a slice-of-life romance targeted towards women with a female protagonist. Which is to say, I absolutely love it.

After dying due to a monster, Kwon Rieul travels back in time and Awakens, gaining the skill to make coffee that applies an effect when drunk. Oh, and it’s also delicious.

As you can tell, this skill will probably become OP in the future.

The translation is great and the narrative is really entertaining. The characters are interesting, and they don’t... more>> get on my nerves. The translation’s not too far into the story, but it seems like the plot is slowly building up, and I’m actually interested in seeing what happens next.

About the probable male lead:

Spoiler

He’s Korea’s top hunter, an S-Class who awakened as a child. His identity isn’t public, and is only known to his guild members. He starts investigating the MC because he thinks she’s suspicious and interesting. The MC thinks he’s a weirdo but gives in to his requests because he has a handsome face.

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I gave it 4* as of chapter 27, but I’ve upgraded it to 5* now that I’m further in because I’m enjoying it a lot. I think this is my favorite of the novels recently translated on here, and it’s quickly rising up my all-time favorites list!

I’m very excited to see how it develops, and definitely recommend trying it out if you’re interested! <<less
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baejoohyun
baejoohyun rated it
August 1, 2022
Status: c28
this is the first novel with female Hunter MC (the MC is not exactly a Hunter, but it's a Hunter's world) that I read and so far it's good

the MC is likeable. Her way of thinking is really ordinary and relateable. She's not the typical smart MC, but fortunately not too dumb either. Her goal in this second life is to live a lazy life, and it's really relateable how she ended up working hard because she's still tempted by the reward money 🤣 I relate to her being weak... more>> to good looking people too, very realistic

I know sometimes there are people who complain about a female MC not being independent and need a strong male MC to protect her, but I think this novel is just right. The author clearly showed that she's weak and it's not a sin to be weak. On the contrary, I like how the author didn't pull weak-but-u expectedly-strong-when-needed. It frustrates me how some weak main characters in this genre being able to survive hard crisis alone when they're certainly described as weak. I'm glad the MC in this novel is a total support type and need other characters to do the hard work for her.

and I'm a total sucker for netizen chatters 🤣 in another novel like DoD or Becoming a Star, it serves like a representative for my feeling as a reader, but in this novel, the netizen chatters contain the world-building information. For me, this is the smart move of the author because there's no way the MC can know everything, esp when she described to have little knowledge of Hunter's world. <<less
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Lois.
Lois. rated it
August 11, 2022
Status: c100
The story is very light even during moments when the author mentions some dark backstories the overall atmosphere of the story is very warm, there's lack of a 'thrill' but imo that's what makes it good, not all stories with 'systems' or ranking up progression need to have too much going on, it's very pleasant like smooth butter and powdered sugar. Try this one if you want something less dramatic.
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hunter09
hunter09 rated it
August 6, 2022
Status: c40
This is a delightfully light-hearted RPG flavored story. All the poor MC wants is a nice safe cafe with as few customers as possible but no, the plot has provided her with many over-powered friends and relations that insist on dropping by for a cuppa. Shenanigans ensue.
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ThomschK
ThomschK rated it
December 28, 2022
Status: c105
So... To beginn with I would say its a good read for beginners who havent read alot of light novels.

The story is kind of light hearted and in my oppinion its based on the premise of being adopted to animation. Otherwise I cant relate to a few of the writing styles.

I am not that good at pointing out the pros and cons like others but I can at least summarize a big part of the story as pretty... oblivious. Its a typical "misssunderstanding based " novel. To archieve a good... more>> missunderstanding you either need an borderline s*upid MC/ sidecharacter or a plotfriendly obliviousness. (In this story its the convenient obvlivious character)

The thing I cant bear to accept (why I stopped to read it) is the fact that she realizes alot of things in her thoughts but ignores that knowledge for a lot of chapters (in specific cases even for weeks) just to remember and to prolong an arc.

Biggest issues for me is the usage of her porwerfull abilities. There is one thing that can heal mental issues and another heals mental disorder (like being coldhearted after seeing too much bad things during lifetime) but she never uses that ability to cure people she actually knows off that would need that cure. Malelead and his bodyguards for example. She knows them as coldhearted and "different" as they are now but she never thinks of using the ability to help them. One of the abilities was even the core of a plot but she only uses the ability on an Inteviewer and never ever again... its really reallllllly beyond oblivious... I cant ignore that level of "plot convinience".

ENjoy it if you are a beginner or a fan of " I am really not the lackey of the demon lord/ please stop summoning me" or skip it otherwise. It will drain your energy and thats not the reason why we read novels. :D <<less
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ThatViewTho
ThatViewTho rated it
September 18, 2022
Status: c72
The overall story is an enjoyable read. The story up to chapter 72 is pretty consistent in terms of quality.

Translation 5/5

Have not seen any error in terms of spelling and grammar. The English used in the translation is also easily understandable.

... more>> Characters 4/5

The characters in the novel can be considered generic to an extent, but maintains consistency in terms of personality.

World Building 3/5

There is also a lack of world building as the story thus far as the story mainly focuses around a few specific areas.

Plot 4/5

The plot is pretty similar to other stories of leveling up based on upgrading their place of business., However, there are more interactions with the outside world and drama as compared to similar stories which shows a level of difference compared to its counterparts.

Enjoyment 4.5/5

The story is overall an enjoyable read and is one that I would recommend to others.

Note: The story does not have a high level of comedic expression (there is still some aspects of comedy) and gives of a similar vibe compared to solo leveling (plot has zero correlation) but a slightly more slice of life version of it. <<less
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thefabulouspotato
thefabulouspotato rated it
August 6, 2022
Status: c39
first impression: its like a whiplash. Personally im not a fan of "chatrooms" inside novels. The format is hard to understand if youre not familiar but thats still ok. The bad part is the netizens, like reviewer Insideofadog mentioned. Theyre next level annoying like chronically online redditors who downvote u for anything and are condescending af. I feel like my mental health took a hit, so I hate that. Its giving toxic gamer having cringey petty arguements about their bias. BUT! Chatrooms only appear rarely in chapters so its okay.

other... more>> than that, everything is good! I enjoy the owning-a-cafe part. Its like a slice of life. Its not too slow either, and there are quite a few good cliffhangers. <<less
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fr0t
fr0t rated it
December 24, 2022
Status: c67
When it comes to humor within literature, I end up being a pretty petty person. Most of the time, when a work calls itself 'humorous' or has humor as one of its key points, I end up finding it a bit forced. For this and other reasons, "SSS-Grade Cafe in Front of The Dungeon" ended up getting my attention.

As I really like the Hunters & Dungeons genre, the collection available for my reading is no longer so large, excluding works that have no translation or that have few chapters. For... more>> that reason, I ended up getting hooked here.

This novel here, compared to most within this genre, despite having a lighter footprint because it has a protagonist who is not an OP character who slices grade-S monsters with an attack, manages to develop well within the genre by having secondary characters well built.

The protagonist herself is captivating and made me want to read more and more chapters, rooting for her success. And one of the main ingredients for that is that she's funny, but without being forced. Even though the translation is still halfway done, the novel has already secured its place in my favorites folder.

The translation alone deserves praise, as the reading is fluid and there are no problems that we normally find in other novels. <<less
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hose246
hose246 rated it
August 9, 2022
Status: c43
This novel is pretty wholesome and lighthearted.

The first 20 chapters of the novel felt pretty rushed, but once you made it past there, it becomes pretty good.

The main problem of this novel is the first 20 chapters. Because it felt so rushed, some characters are introduced blandly, the plot felt forced, the pacing got wrecked, and plot holes appeared.

Several examples can be seen here:

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Spoiler

In chapter 8, the MC reported the dungeon gate to the Dungeon Management Office. The report she gave is absolute bs. What kind of connection does "feeling gloomy" and "strange noises" have with dungeons? Isn't that just feeling depressed and crazy?

Also, in chapter 8, the magnetic field response is complete bs. Dungeons have appeared for 20 years now, there's no way that people haven't proved a simple theory like the magnetic field response theory.

The ingredients for the coffee in the system is different from what the original is, and the author showed that the MC also knows it. But I feel like the author should show the reasoning of how the MC came to that conclusion.

There is also the fact that the MC can't talk about the future, but the cat can. So, can't the MC just tell the cat to talk about the future for her? Of course, this is just a question, as I know that the MC is reluctant in showing that her cat can talk.

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But after that, the chapters pacing improved, and things started to get better.

One unfortunate part of this novel is that there seems to be no sufficient build-up towards the climax. Things just randomly and awkwardly pop out.

The characters are decent, the world-building is decent, and the plot is pretty wholesome and enjoyable. This is just a novel of a lazy girl who decided to open a cafe in a hunter's world. Recommended to those who want to read a hunter-gate novel that's not just all about killing monsters and leveling up. <<less
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RipeApricot
RipeApricot rated it
February 14, 2023
Status: c94
4.5/5

I reached C94 but I forgot why I stopped reading. Either I ran out of translated chapter or I found something else to read.

Anyway, it's okay for me. Entertaining, I was in the mood to read shop owner type of story back then. (The best shop-owner story is still Mag Alex from Stay-at-Home-Dad, I forgot the whole title. Highly recommended, this is funny every chapter plus mouth watering.)

The ML... Idk, does he like the FL? I remember he's always there, idk if that is coincidence or deliberate by... more>> him.

Recommended~

- RipeApricot <<less
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
December 5, 2022
Status: c101
Enjoying it a great deal so far. I very rarely read incomplete novels, but this one is definitely worth the shot!

I love how "real" the MC acts

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Spoiler

pressing Skip on the writing all the time, I know some people who are identical LMAO

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Greatly enjoying everything so far, from leveling up the store, to inadvertently-completing side quests (I'm guessing the system has a headache from the MC just as much as the MC has a headache about the system).

As what other readers have mentioned, the chatroom gives major Reddit vibes, but imo, it's more wholesome than reddit so it's pretty entertaining actually for me to read.

The translation is super awesome. Even the thread titles make me want to click... <<less
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VenusSmurf
VenusSmurf rated it
February 20, 2024
Status: c159
This is sooooo good!

The MC is almost ridiculously but charmingly lazy, the side characters are adorable, and the events are nicely paced. The romance is definitely slow burn but believable, and I can't think of a novel I've enjoyed more. Bonus points for a good translation. 10/10.
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Ricelord
Ricelord
June 11, 2023
Status: c93
I gave this one a try after being very disappointed with the hotel dungeon novel. This one won't get a rating from me because it is far superior to the other one (I don't know who plagiarized who, but even the starting stats on the MC seem the same), it's just not to my taste. First off, translation. Not as good as I hoped it to be, but much better than the several novels I've read recently. Again, narration in past tense, please. The premise is what drew me to... more>> this novel and the dungeon hotel novel, but the execution wasn't really to my taste. I think maybe it suffers from bad writing on the author's end. I found myself very uncaring towards the perspectives of other people that the author switches to occasionally. This kind of switch can work, but I believe it should be done for important characters, not every single character that comes in contact with MC and wishes to worship under her feet. In my eyes, this kind of thing is just bloat. There are betters ways to show the reader the reactions and emotions of the MC's surroundings than to just switch perspectives and tell them, this is what this character is thinking and feeling. If the author really, really wanted to info dump the feelings and thoughts onto the reader, they should have just gone into third person omniscient viewpoint for the entire novel. Also I scrolled past all the forum board postings that were present at the beginning of each real chapter. They add no value to the novel. Again, it is bloat. The last point that made me quit this novel, and the main reason why I say this is just a difference in taste is the pet peeve that I have developed for sentient systems. I have come to hate sentient systems. I do not want to read about an MC who has no agency, no direction, and is basically slaving under what is supposed to be a tool for whatever it is that the system was made for. It's annoying. That is what is basically happening here. MC has a sentient system, MC doesn't want to do something, system forces them to do something, repeat, repeat, repeat. Having a sentient system be the main plot driver for your story is boring. It gets old fast. So, I have quit this novel. If you don't mind the above points, feel free to try the novel out. <<less
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AerynJay
AerynJay
March 28, 2023
Status: c66
Taking a break. Seems interesting but MC is too much of an airhead that postpones thinking of anything or learning anything new.. Which I totally get lol, but considering she died once in a dungeon you’d think she’d want to be better prepared. The ML is too shallow portrayed so far and her misunderstanding with her only relative is annoying. Not to mention that for someone that considers herself weak she’s going all sort of dangerous places unprepared. Oh well.
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ayishaklamo
ayishaklamo rated it
February 13, 2023
Status: c114
The story is not so heavy, but at the same time, it is also not boring. The protagonist's narration is fun and lighthearted. The relationship is genuine enough, and it offers fresh story about a cafe owner dealing with funny system with a bunch of secrets.

The plot gets more interesting as you read it. The characters are so cute too. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do.

The translation is also so good, I am so thankful for them who has helped us in this dire time.
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anjellyfeesh
anjellyfeesh rated it
April 2, 2024
Status: c73
It's pretty good to read since I can relate with the MC a lot about the idea of resting from overworking.

The plot is also interesting and the humor is funny enough that it made me laugh at times.

What I didn't like:
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The one thing I didn't like is how slow the MC is when it comes to the obvious things. For example, the system stated to her what she needs to do but she didn't realized it until something went wrong.

It's like she doesn't have reading comprehension or is too lazy to read anything. I understand reading a lot (especially in games) can get pretty annoying but if you're suddenly given this huge task and strong ability to do something or if it's related to an important subject, the normal thing to do is to read about it instead of skipping or ignoring it. After learning how she thinks about reading, I'm not surprised she worked in a black company.

She is pretty funny though and I understand her feelings about the people she interacts with. I just wish she stops being too slow on the uptake. I'm not a smart person but I'm not so blind or dumb to not realize certain things.

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But while her IQ is questionable, her EQ is pretty good. Her feelings and reactions to certain scenarios or conversations show that she's a very kind and warm person.
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ReaderEli
ReaderEli rated it
December 14, 2023
Status: --
3 star for translation. For me, they really did a good job and it's understandable.

but I think, I will drop this. MC is too idiot rather than funny I find it annoying. Having an int stat that is above normal people and still an idiot, the normal people in her world must be monkeys!! Dang. I think monkeys are more smart than them, sorry monkeys.
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