Cooking Fever - Michelle's Cafe

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Michelle's Cafe Strategy Overview

NOTE!  The level guide is only partially complete.  Our Plastic Cups for the Iced Coffee Dispenser became unresponsive after level 25.  We've submitted a support issue to Nordcurrent.  This page will be updated once this issue is resolved.

Michelle's Cafe offers a variety of coffees, and Stroopwafels and brownie desserts.  Stroopwafels are shaped like pizzelles, and consist of two wafers with a thin carmel filling.

This restaurant does require a lot of continual clicking and refilling of machines, so make sure your multitasking skills are ready.  You'll need to keep adding coffee beans to the Hot Coffee Dispenser and Iced Coffee Dispenser.  Then make sure there are always cups on all three machines.  And keep clicking on the Brownie Oven and Stroopwafel Iron so that desserts are always being prepared. 

Michelle's Cafe is the first restaurant in which you can earn gems for completing tasks.

See the Strategy and Upgrade Tips at the bottom of this page for more insider tricks to passing levels.

Kitchen Items, Upgrade Costs and Availability
We were able to get  stars on all levels by upgrading the items highlighted below: 

Kitchen ItemUpgrade 1Upgrade 2Upgrade 3Availability
Coffee Beans3000 & 4 gems9000 + 10 gems15000 + 16 gemsImmediately
Ceramic Cups3000 + 4 gems9000 + 10 gems15000 + 16 gemsImmediately
Hot Coffee Dispenser5000 + 6 gems9000 + 10 gems13000 + 14 gemsImmediately
Brownies3000 + 4 gems9000 + 10 gems15000 + 16 gemsImmediately
Brownie Oven 5000 + 6 gems9000 + 10 gems13000 + 14 gemsImmediately
Plates2000 + 3 gems6000 + 7 gems10000 + 11 gemsImmediately
Tabletop2000 + 3 gems6000 + 7 gems10000 + 11 gemsImmediately
Paper Cups3000 + 4 gems9000 + 10 gems15000 + 16 gemsLevel 3
Coffee Milk Dispenser5000 + 6 gems9000 + 10 gems13000 + 14 gemsLevel 3
Sleeves & Lids800013000 + 2 gems18000 + 2 gemsLevel 7
Stroopwafels2000 + 3 gems6000 + 7 gems10000 + 11 gemsLevel 12
Stroopwafel Iron2000 + 3 gems6000 + 7 gems10000 + 11 gemsLevel 12
Sugar2000 + 3 gems6000 + 7 gems10000 + 11 gemsLevel 17
Plastic Cups1000 + 2 gems4000 + 5 gems7000 + 8 gemsLevel 22
Iced Coffee Dispenser1000 + 2 gems4000 + 5 gems7000 + 8 gemsLevel 22
Cheesecake011 gems*Level 25

Interior Items and Upgrade Costs
We were able to get  stars on all levels by upgrading the items highlighted below: 

Interior ItemQuantityUpgrade 1Upgrade 2Upgrade 3Extra ClientsCustomer Waiting TimeTip Amount IncreaseTip Time Increased
Shelves24000 + 2 gems***x**
Dining Tables14000 + 2 gems***x**
Tables24000 + 2 gems*****x
Lights24000 + 2 gems*****x
Coffee Stand13000 + 3 gems****x*
Logo14000 + 2 gems***x**
Path110000 + 10 gems**x***
Floor Lamps14000 + 2 gems*****x
Condiment Station13000 + 3 gems****x*
Dining Tables11000015000 + 2 gems****x

Level Guide

Use this level guide to help develop your playing strategy.  Upgrade suggestions in the Noteworthy column are based on upgrades we needed to pass levels.  

Number of Guests - This number can be an indicator of how much people will order and what they may be ordering.  After Level 15, a low number of guests might mean that they will be ordering multiple menu items or it could be an indicator that there won't be enough earnings to get 3 stars unless you hand out treats or increase the price of the popular items.  A high number of guests might be an indicator that many guests will be just ordering beverages or an add-on item instead of the main dishes.

Popular Foods - These are menu items that are ordered often during the level.  Prepare these items in advance and store them on your Tabletop or on warmers so that they are ready to hand out as soon as they are ordered.  Upgrading these items before starting the level can also increase your level earnings.

Noteworthy - This is extra information that might be helpful during the level.    This includes upgrade strategy recommendations.

LevelMinimum GoalNumber of GuestsPopular FoodsNoteworthy
17012Coffee and Brownies$50 Completion Bonus
27512*Upgrade Brownie Oven to L1
38012*Coffee Milk Dispenser now available; upgrade Coffee Beans, Hot Coffee Dispenser and Coffee Milk Dispenser to L1
48512Coffee MilkUpgrade Brownie Oven to L2 and Brownies to L1
5*12*$150 Completion Bonus
610013*Sleeves & Lids now available; Upgrade Sleeves & Lids, Ceramic Cups and Dining Tables to L1
712013Brownies*
813013*Upgrade Tabletop and Plates to L1 and Hot Coffee Dispenser to L2
916013**
1017014*$300 Completion Bonus; Upgrade Coffee Beans and Brownies to L2
1132014Brownies*
1233014*Stroopwafels now available; Upgrade Stroopwafel Iron to L1
1334014*Upgrade Paper Cups to L1 and Plates to L2
1435015*Begin Interior upgrades to increase Customer Wait Time
1535515Stroopwafels$500 Completion Bonus
1636015*Upgrade Ceramic Cups to L2
1737015*Sugar now available
1837515*Upgrade Sugar and Stroopwafel to L1
1942016**
2045016*$700 Completion Bonus
2150016**
2250516*Iced Coffee Dispenser and Plastic Cups now available; Upgrade Ice Coffee Dispenser and Plastic Cups to L1
23*17**
2457017**
2561017*$1000 Completion Bonus
2666017*Upgrade Iced Coffee Dispenser, Plastic Cups and Tabletop to L2
2768018Iced Coffee*
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Strategy and Upgrade Tips

  • Continually click on your xx machine throughout the level so that it is always refilling the xx.  Keep it fully stocked at all times and click on it even when its already full.  It doesn't refill itself automatically like the xx Dispenser.

Restaurant Tasks

TaskXPCoinsTips
Serve 400 Cups of Coffee1001000*
Serve 200 Cups of Black Coffee50500*
Serve 200 Cups of Coffee with Milk50500*
Get tips from every customer in one level50500In order to extend customer tipping time, go the the Interior Upgrades window and upgrade the following items: Tables, Lights, Floor Lamps, Dining Tables
Complete the levels 1-10 with 3 stars1001000*
Upgrade every Kitchen item to Level 150500*
Upgrade every Interior item to Level 150500*
Serve 400 Brownies1001000*
Serve 400 Stroopwafels1001000*
Complete the levels 1-20 with 3 stars2002000*
Upgrade every Kitchen item to Level 21001000*
Upgrade every Interior item to Level 21001000*
Complete 4 customer orders in 4 seconds2002000*
Complete levels 1-30 with 3 stars3003000*
Serve 1000 Cups of Coffee1003 gems*
Serve 1000 Desserts1003 gems*
Serve 20 slices of Cheesecake1003 gems*
Upgrade every Kitchen item to Level 32005 gems*
Upgrade every Interior item to Level 32005 gems*
Complete every level with 3 stars40010 gems*

Images

Cooking Fever Automatic Stroopwafel Maker Cooking Fever Michelle's Cafe Purchase Screen 

Questions, tricks or tips?

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