Kohi ga Samenai Uchi ni – [BR-RIP]

  • Movie: Café Funiculi Funicula (English title) / Before the Coffee Gets Cold (literal title)
  • Romaji: Kohi ga Samenai Uchi ni
  • Japanese: コーヒーが冷めないうちに
  • Director: Ayuko Tsukahara
  • Writer: Toshikazu Kawaguchi (novel), Satoko Okudera
  • Producer: Arimasa Okada, Junichi Shindo
  • Cinematographer: Norimichi Kasamatsu
  • Release Date: September 21, 2018
  • Runtime: 116 min.
  • Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Cafe / Time Travel
  • Distributor: Toho
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Kazu Tokita (Kasumi Arimura) works at cafe “Funiculi Funicula,” which her relative Nagare Tokita (Motoki Fukami) runs. Their is a mysterious rumor that if a customer takes a specific seat at the cafe, that customer can travel back to a time of their choice. The specific rules for going back into the past are: 1. you can’t meet people who did not visit the cafe 2. if you do something different in the past, it won’t change the present 3. only one seat in the cafe is able to take someone into the past and if the seat is occupied, you have to wait until that customer leaves 4. when you go back to the past, you stay in the seat 5. the time you can stay in the past is from pouring the coffee into the cup until the coffee gets cold and you have to finish the coffee before it gets cold.

4 miracles take place at the cafe.


  1. Based on novel “Coffee ga Samenai Uchi ni” by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (published December 5, 2015 by Sunmark Publishing).
  2. Filming takes place from March 10, 2018 and finishes mid-April, 2018.
  3. Movie’s theme song is “Toroimerai” by Yuki.


Cafe Funiculi-Kasumi Arimura.jpg Cafe Funiculi-Kentaro Ito.jpg Cafe Funiculi-Haru.jpg Cafe Funiculi-Kento Hayashi.jpg Cafe Funiculi-Motoki Fukami.jpg
Kasumi Arimura Kentaro Ito Haru Kento Hayashi Motoki Fukami
Kazu Tokita Ryosuke Shintani Fumiko Kiyokawa Goro Katada Nagare Tokita
Cafe Funiculi-Wakana Matsumoto.jpg Cafe Funiculi-Hiroko Yakushimaru.jpg Cafe Funiculi-Yo Yoshida.jpg Cafe Funiculi-Yutaka Matsushige.jpg Cafe Funiculi-Yuriko Ishida.jpg
Wakana Matsumoto Hiroko Yakushimaru Yo Yoshida Yutaka Matsushige Yuriko Ishida
Kumi Hirai Kayo Takatake Yaeko Hirai Yasunori Fusaki woman in summer clothes



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