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The Roost is a café in the Animal Crossing series. It made its first appearance in Wild World. The Roost offers respite for all who wish to visit. It is run by Brewster and serves different blends of coffee a day for 200 Bells, one cup purchasable per day.
From time to time, other special characters will visit the Roost and be sitting at the bar with a cup of coffee, usually before or after their work hours. They can be approached and spoken to, sometimes offering a useful insight into their personal lives.
In Wild World
On a Saturday night after 8:00 PM, K.K. Slider will play music for the player in The Roost. Just like in earlier Animal Crossing series titles, the player can pick any song of K.K. Slider's or have one randomly selected. After K.K. finishes singing, he will give the player a copy of the song to take home to play on their stereo. Only one song can be obtained per Saturday. However, the player can hear another one of K.K.'s songs if there is no room in their pockets to hold a piece of music. To request a song, it must be typed exactly as it is written, including spaces, periods, symbols, and capitals.
In City Folk
ConcertsIn City Folk, the Roost retains its services last seen in Wild World, with the addition of villagers who now enter the Roost. K.K. will now give encores, but he will only give the player a bootleg copy of the first song he plays (unless, as in Wild World, they have no room for the first song in their pockets).
Gyroid StorageIn addition to encores and villagers, the coffee shop has utility as a storage device. If a player buys a cup of coffee each day for seven days straight, Brewster will ask the player if they would like to store their Gyroids with him. Brewster will not allow the player this luxury if the coffees are not drunk right away while they are still piping hot.
This allows to free up space in the player's house's closets and rooms. However, he will only keep one of each Gyroid.
It is possible to see a few Gyroids on Brewster's shelves, especially during a K.K. Slider show.
In New Leaf
In New Leaf, the Roost is now its own building and is again run by Brewster. The building is purchasable as one of the Public Works Projects once the second floor of the museum has been completed, 50 donations were achieved (with at least one in each category), and seven to ten days have passed. After that, Blathers will be seen thinking about his friend, Brewster. The building can be built anywhere in the town, with Isabelle helping the mayor choose a suitable spot. It cannot be demolished after it's built.
Three gyroids can be seen at The Roost. They appear to be an Oombloid in the pot outside, and a Tall Gongoid and Mega Buzzoid on the shelf behind the counter.
The café is used by villagers who live in the town and those who live in towns that the player has visited. Special characters also enter occasionally. They will visit at random and can be found sitting at the bar drinking coffee.
The day after the player has bought their third cup of coffee, Brewster will allow them to buy coffee to go at the side counter; this coffee can be carried like a tool. Pressing the A button causes the player to take a sip, with the longer fifth sip finishing the drink. On Valentine's day, the player will receive hot chocolate instead of coffee as a gift from Brewster.
Working in the Café, Brewster will allow the player to work behind the bar as a barista between 11:00 am and 11:00 pm on non-holiday days. The player is usually not allowed to work if a villager or a special character is already at the bar. The player will be able to serve drinks to villagers, each with different preferences of coffee beans and amounts of milk and sugar. At the end of their shift, Brewster gives the player payment in the form of coffee beans.
The more villagers that are served their favorite drink, the more valuable the payment is. The payment will be one of the following: plain coffee beans (sellable for 500 Bells), good coffee beans (sellable for 1000 Bells), or superb coffee beans (sellable for 2000 Bells). In addition to the daily reward, the player may get an item of furniture from the Café Series. The player can place the item in their house if they have served a certain amount of favorite drinks in total. With the exception of a few non-villager NPCs, the amount of milk and sugar requested in one's coffee is always the same, making it a little easier to remember.
During certain times of the day, special characters may be found sitting on a stool by the counter. Below are the characters and their times:
- Pelly or Pete - 6:00AM to 6:55AM
- Tortimer or Dr. Shrunk - 8:00AM to 9:30AM
- Resetti or Don Resetti - 11:30AM to 1:30PM (only with the Reset Center)
- Kapp'n or Phineas - 2:30PM to 4:00PM
- DJ KK - 5:30PM to 7:00PM
- Phyllis or Digby - 9:00PM to 9:55PM
- Gracie, Kicks or Tom Nook - 12:00AM to 1:30AM
In Animal Crossing: The MovieThe Roost is also shown in the movie in which some scenes take place.
In Animal Crossing: The Movie, Ai comes to The Roost in order to find Apollo. Once she arrives, she meets Cesar and Cyrano. Once Apollo arrives, she delivers the package that he had ordered from Tom Nook, then apologizes for the destruction of his flowers, which she had accidentally crushed during the delivery. Apollo compliments Brewster on his coffee, takes his package, and leaves.
Ai is also seen at the Roost after Margie moves away. She sadly asks Brewster for a cup of coffee. She then hears K.K. Bossa, Margie's favorite song. She starts crying for her friend. Whitney, who is sitting across from her, consoles her, saying that if she believes in herself, her and Margie's bond will never fade. When Ai leaves, Whitney compares two women's bond to a bond between a man and a woman, and no matter how she tries, she will never return it to the way it was.
Amounts of Milk
A little bit