Nintendo has an ongoing series on their IndieWorld website where they sit down with devs to discuss their recent releases. The team behind Coffee Talk is the latest focus, and within the interview, developer Lasheli Dwitri reveals what the game's biggest inspiration was.
Our biggest influence for the game was a Japanese TV show titled Midnight Diner. Midnight Diner tells a story of a restaurant that only opens at midnight, where the chef makes food only with ingredients that he has on hand. The story revolves around the chef and his involvement in customers’ lives.
Our game adapts a similar setting, only with the location being a midnight café called Coffee Talk. In the game, you play as the café owner, who is also the barista. You will have to serve different kinds of warm drinks to the café patrons and listen to their stories.