A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

When the curtain of the night lifts, a sleepy town wakes by the gentle glow of morning. The townsfolk go about their days, shedding the patchwork quilt of a night's myriad of dreams. However... When the townsfolk fall in a deep slumber once more, the visions of night come out to play. 

The troubled fear how their nighttime tales will unfold. Luckily, in a quiet corner of the town lies Café Nemo. A cozy café that greets anyone who visits with a warm meal and a warmer atmosphere.

Cafe in the Clouds is bite-sized visual novel with point-and-click elements.

When townsfolk are troubled by their daily lives, their imaginations run free as strange dreams envelop them in an uneasy sleep. Those with particularly vexing dreams may seek the mysterious assistance of dream eaters with hopes of having their anxieties eaten awayEntering the worrisome dreams of afflicted clients, Somnia and Remerie investigate the roots of their clients' torment, hoping to create a dish out of the materialized anxieties.


  • Wholesome WLW content!
  • Point-and-click puzzles!
  • A bonus ending for getting a 5-star dish!

This game was created for Nanoreno 2020 by a team of three:

Cynthia (mythridate @ itch / twitter /  portfolio

Art: Background art  • Character concepts  • Character design  • Prop art 
Programming: Animation •  Visual novel section 
Narrative writing

J (bithox @ itch / twitter / portfolio)

ArtCharacter art  •  Character design  •  UI design
Story concept
Story revision

Tina (shuttlefrog @ itch / twitter / portfolio)

ProgrammingAnimation  •  Cooking section  •  Dream section
Sound effects
Character writing

Open source music provided by: Amacha Music  •  H/MIX Gallery  •  MusMus  •  PocketSound  •  Podington Bear

Ren'Py GUI template provided by: tofurocks

Welcome to Slumberworks. 

Here, we specialize in investigating strange sleep patterns and behavior.
Tell us, what ails you?

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(566 total ratings)
AuthorsCafe Nemo, Cynthia, bithox, shuttlefrog
GenreVisual Novel, Puzzle
Made withRen'Py
Tags2D, Female Protagonist, Lesbian, LGBT, Point & Click, Ren'Py, Short, Slice Of Life
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityOne button


Cafe-in-the-Clouds-1.10-linux.tar.bz2 99 MB
Cafe-in-the-Clouds-1.10-mac.zip 93 MB
Cafe-in-the-Clouds-1.10-pc.zip 110 MB

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this was so cute!! everything was just perfect and has that 'dream' feel. my only issue was: i need more!! it was so short QwQ


amazing art, and the game was so fun!! its not laggy at all and the puzzles were a little challenging.

I got stuck in the first scene of the dream, where Somnia just talked the bunnies into going away and a triangle indicating the next scene appeared! When I tried to click on the triangle, the backgroud just can't successfully change. Every time it moved a bit and eventually reset to the first image! Have anyone encountered this issue?

I haven't, but maybe try completely deleting both the unzipped and zipped file, redownloading it, and then playing again. This has happened to me with other visual novel games and this normally fixes it.

This was adorable!

your art style is seriously gorgeous!!

I LOVE THIS!  this is such a cute game!!!!


Ayo why the logo look like the soviet logo

but cool game regardless 10/10


I adored this game a lot! Even published a let's play on YouTube :D Thank you for making such an enjoyable game <3

When will there be more?

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How was it trying?


Hello! And welcome to the Los Pollos Hermanos family. My name is Gustavo, but you can call me "Gus". I am thrilled that you'll be joining our team. Each and every day, we serve our customers exceptional food, with impecable service. We take pride in everything that we do. And after this 10 week online seminar, I'm sure you'll fit right in. I like to think I see things in people. To begin, I'd like to talk about the cornerstone of the Los Pollos Hermanos brand. Communication. As an employee of Los Pollos Hermanos, you set the tone for the entire dining experience. Be mindful of what your words, and behavior communicate to our guests. Always be aware of your posture, remember to stand up straight. Your customers and your back will thank you for it. Put effort into your appearance, all employees are required to dress appropriately. Keep your uniform clean, and pressed. If you want respect, you must look respectable. Speak in complete sentences, we never use one word greetings like "Hey" or "Yeah?" Always make eye contact, and finally, whenever you're with a customer or not, remain composed. Inside, you can be thinking about your homework, or friends, or your side business, but no one should ever know it. Because at Los Pollos Hermanos, someone... Is always watching. So dont forget to smile! Thats all for today, see you next time when we'll be discussing cleanliness.


First part of my playtrough 


if you guys made a full game, I would defiantly play it no hesitation.


This was really too fucking cute. It was truly enchanting to play and I am desperate for more games like it.


it definitely became my new favorite game <3


Beautiful Game! I love the characters these graphic novels come out


Beautiful game ! This atmosphere is just what I needed to relax !

Its so cute~ i wish there was more content 


This game was an awesome experience!

It caught my eye as I scrolled by it and I don't regret playing this one!

The art style was very cute, the concept was great, some of the puzzles were kinda tricky, but not impossible either and I had a good time playing this overall.

Even though it was short, it was really enjoyable and this is one I recommend playing! :)

não consigo superar simplesmente amo esse jogo


it's really dreamy and heartwarming! the colors are amazing and the story is well written :) love the puzzles too!




That's a cool concept that could lead to many themes and messages. The art style is really pretty, especially the color palette who gives a pleasant atmosphere. Amazing job!


I love this so much! It's kinda rare to see games like this on itch.io for me. IMO this would be even more fun if we can serve other customers overall great game keep up the good work <3


I really liked this!! All the way from the storytelling, to the visuals, this was a marvel of a game! The music was very lovely, the dialogue was great, and the vibe was cozy! Very high quality!

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This was such a cute game! My partner and i really enjoyed this game. The premise sounded interesting, so we decided to play it together for our DATENITE videos - where we play games together. It felt like this should be an episodic type visual novel with Somnia and Remerie solving problems. Really enjoyed their chemistry! The art was so wholesome and soft, really love it. We did get stuck at one point and really had a hard time but we figured it out. Overall, people should really play this game!

fun fact: the client's surname is "lapin" and lapin is bunny/rabbit in french, which relates to the bunny siblings  : ^




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Too bad we can't claim this as well because I don't know how to add to my collection. 


This was super sweet!


This game is such a huge inspiration and a delightful warm hug I needed. It may be small but it sparked so much joy and comfort just from one playthrough. Thank you so so much for creating and sharing this 💗 I adore everything about this VN. The art, characters, story, atmosphere, music. Very delightful and validating. 🥰💖💗💞💕✨


i can't play idk how I'm new :(


do u not know how to download it, or how to extract the files to play?

AHH!! This is such a cute game! I loved the little notes at the end lol


I like the (indirect) references in the character's names. (in)somnia and (random eye movement) Remerie...unless I'm just extrapolating to much from simple names(?)


pastel dream cafe with cute womans.

What can i possibly say.


This was so charming! The art is top-tier, the characters are instantly likeable, the story is simple but interesting, and the music is very nice for the background. By the end I was so ready to get to another dream and explore. It would be amazing to get more, but for what it is you've done a brilliant job!

Really good game, I love it



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