So you’re searching for books like Legends & Lattes? And you love cozy slice of life books. But you’re also after LGBTQ+ fantasy books. I’ve got you. Keep reading for the best books like Legends and Lattes.
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What makes Legends & Lattes so wholesome?
Is it the coffee and food imagery? Is it the heartwarming, low stakes shenanigans? Or is it adorable cast of characters and wlw romance?
Whatever the reason, Legends & Lattes captured the hearts of many readers. This cosy slice of life fantasy reads like a hug in a book.
That’s why I’ve compiled the best cozy books like Legends and Lattes. So whether you’re after LGBTQ+ Fantasy, cozy slice of life books or low stakes, wholesome vibes, I’ve got you covered.
Read on for the best books like Legends and Lattes.
Cozy books like Legends and Lattes
Here are the top books like Legends and Lattes. Perfect if you love cozy slice of life books, low stakes fantasy and wlw romance.
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1. Under the whispering door by T.J. Klune
Under the Whispering Door is an insanely cute and cosy fantasy book. A feel good fantasy set in a progressive world with a cute mlm romance. The perfect read if you're after books like Legends and Lattes. It features an LGBTQ+ Romance, a low stakes plot and cozy teashop imagery.
Under the Whispering door follows Wallace Price. A reaper comes to collect him from his own funeral. But instead of taking him directly to the afterlife, leads him to a tea shop in a small village.
Hugo runs the teashop but is also the ferryman to souls who need to cross over. But Wallace isn't ready to abandon the life he barely lived.
This book is perfect for someone new to the fantasy genre. The writing is easy-to-read and while it includes fantasy elements, this book reads as more of a YA Contemporary.
This book deals with so many heavy topics such as death, grief and loss. But despite such heavy topics this is a light-hearted, comforting read. T.J. Klune uses laughter, emotions and romance to it.
If you're looking for mlm Fantasy books you should pick up T.J Klune's work. For even more mlm Fantasy recommendations - check out this blog post for even more mlm fantasy books.
2. The House Witch by Delemhach
This is a recent read and I am obsessed!
If you're looking for a low stakes, cozy fantasy book then you need to read this.
The House Witch is set in a medieval world where witches can command a different form of elemental magic - fire, air, water or earth. We follow Finlay who is a mutant - he's a House Witch. And he becomes Royal Cook in a castle. And his magic means he can cook the most incredible meals.
This is the most perfect cosy read.
It's filled with beautiful food imagery, courtly intrigue and magical hijinks. Likewise, it features an adorable kitten companion.
This is also quite light on the romance and fantasy elements. But the beautiful, cosy food imagery more than made up for it. And reading a fantasy book with a male protagonist is refreshing.
If you're looking for books like Legends and Lattes I highly recommend this. Especially if you loved the low stakes plot and the cozy food imagery.
3. The Tea Dragon Society by Kay O’Neill
If you're looking for diverse cozy fantasy books or books like Legends and Lattes then you need to read some of Kay O'Neill's work. The storylines are heartwarming and the artwork is stunning.
The Tea Dragon Society is about dragons who grow leaves you can make tea from. But the tea is infused with memories.
We follow Greta a blacksmith apprentice. One day she finds a lost tea dragon in the marketplace. Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners.
This book is adorable, impossibly cute and heart-warming. The beautiful and whimsical illustrations make this a must-read.
Not only is it a beautiful book with a lovely message. But it stars people of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQIA+ characters.
4. Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker
This is such a cosy read! If you're looking for books like Legends and Lattes then you need to check this out. It's a LGBTQ+ YA graphic novel with a lighthearted romance between a witch and a non-binary werewolf.
It follows teen witch Nova. She works at her Nana's magical bookshop. And she helps them loan out spell books. But she also investigates supernatural occurrences in her local town.
One day, she is tasked to investigate reports of a white wolf in a nearby forest.
She then discovers her childhood best friend, Tam, fighting a demon werewolf. Together they investigate the demon and rekindle their feelings towards each other.
This is such a comfort read.
The artwork is insanely beautiful. And whimsical illustrations of the magical creatures living in the forest fill the pages of this graphic novel. Likewise, the adorable friends-to-lovers romance made my heart feel all warm.
The story isn't fast-paced and action packed. We also don't find out much about the characters background. But it's such a quick, cute and light-hearted read that it doesn't matter.
The graphic novel format is perfect for anyone trying to get back into reading. Or if you're recovering from a reading slump.
5. Can't Spell Treason Without Tea by Rebecca Thorne
It follows Reyna and Kianthe. All they want is to open a bookshop that serves tea. Think wooden floors, plants and firelight drifting between the rafters… all complemented by love and good company.
But Reyna works as one of the Queen's private guards and Kianthe is a powerful mage. And leaving their lives isn't easy.
But then an assasin takes Reyna hostage. And she decides she's done risking her life. Together, they settle in Tawney and open the shop of their dreams.
What follows is a cozy tale of mishaps, mysteries, and a murderous queen throwing the realm’s biggest temper tantrum.
If you're after a cozy slice of life books with a wlw romance, this is the book for you. Perfect if you're after books like Legends and Lattes.
6. Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris tea Shop by Rochelle Lim
If you're looking for romance, drama and magic with mouthwatering food imagery - then Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Teashop is the book for you.
It follows Vanessa Yu. She can see people's fortunes at the bottom of their teacups.
To avoid blurting out their fortunes, she converts to coffee. But somehow fortunes escape and find a way to complicate her life.
To add to this plight, her romance life is nonexistent. And her parents enlist the services of a matchmaking expert from Shanghai.
The day before her matchmaking appointment, Vanessa accidentally sees her own fate: death by traffic accident. She decides that she can’t truly live until she can find a way to get rid of her uncanny abilities.
When her eccentric aunt, Evelyn, shows up with a tempting offer to whisk her away. Vanessa says au revoir to America and bonjour to Paris.
7. Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
Looking for the best LGBTQ+ Fantasy Romance books? Then you need to read Silver in the Wood, a fantasy book set in a magical forest.
Silver in the Woods has an adorable mlm romance. The cutest grumpy/sunshine romance.
And on top of that, it references mythological creatures such as dryads and faeries.
It follows Tobias, a forest guardian who looks after the forest. One day Henry Silver moves into Greenhollow Hall. And everything changes.
Silver starts to dig up old secrets. Secrets best left forgotten.
Oh and the mlm romance is adorable.
If you like the cottagecore aesthetic then you'll enjoy this book. The whimsical forest imagery makes you want to live in a cottage in the woods
And on top of that, it's a short and easy read. I listened to the audiobook. And the whole duology is only 5 hours. An easy binge-read.
If you have a long journey this is the perfect audiobook. Fan of audiobooks? Lucky for you I have a whole post on fantasy audiobooks. Check out my post on fantasy audiobooks
8. A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking by T Kingfisher
A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking is a young adult fantasy full of magic and baking imagery. The baking imagery still makes this an insanely cozy read.
It follows fourteen year old Mona. She isn’t like the wizards charged with defending the city. Her magic only works on bread. And Mona leads a comfortable life in her aunt's bakery making gingerbread men dance.
But Mona’s life is turned upside down when she finds a dead body on the bakery floor.
An assassin stalks the streets of Mona’s city, preying on magic folk. And it appears that Mona is his next target. In an embattled city suddenly bereft of wizards, the assassin may be the least of Mona’s worries…
A must-read if you're after books like Legends and Lattes. Full of cozy bakery imagery and magic. Plus it has a compelling mystery that'll keep you turning the pages.
9. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
This has a magical story concept and whimsical worldbuilding. While it doesn't have the food imagery of Legends and Lattes, it has the same cozy fantasy vibe. It features a friendly witch and beautiful forest imagery.
Every year the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope to keep her from terrorizing the town.
But the witch Xan is kind. She rescues the abandoned children. And delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest.
Fyrian the dragon is adorable. He's small and cute. The humour made me smile and laugh many times.
I listened to the audiobook which was incredible. The narrator did an awesome job with the voices of the characters and bought Fyrian, Glerk and Xan to life.
10. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches is an uplifting, cozy fantasy book perfect for fans of Legends and Lattes.
It follows Mika Moon, an isolated witch. Mika hides her magic so she doesn't draw attention. As an orphan, she's used to being alone. And she follows the rules.
With one exception.
Mika posts videos on her online account pretending to be a witch. She thinks no one will take her seriously.
But someone does.
An unexpected messages begs her to travel to the remote Nowhere House to teach three young witches to control their magic.
It breaks all of the rules. But Mika goes anyway. And is immediately tangled up in the lives and secrets of not only her three charges, but also an absent archaeologist, a retired actor, two long-suffering caretakers, and...Jamie..
If you're a fan of the found family trope then you need to read this book. It's executed perfectly in this book. It also features an adorable romance. If you're after books like Legends and Lattes, you need to check this book out.
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