3.5 stars. I received this book from the author in exchange for a review.
I don't think I've ever read anything quite like Cafe Insomniac. It's a mix of mystery and magical realism. The story has a charm to it that I liked while the mystery kept me reading. It's a very slow build, which I normally would call a negative, but I think it works here. A lot of mundane things go on in the story with strangeness sprinkled in until the strangeness seems to take over and it becomes hard to tell what is real and what isn't. In the end there is no real reason given for what is behind it all. Is he mental or is it just the lack of sleep or is it something else altogether?