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Animal Crossing: New Horizons could add Brewster's cafe to the museum

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab) could get a cafe update to keep all your island residents nice and caffeinated.

Word of the potential addition arrived the same way as news of an art wing coming to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons museum (opens in new tab): loose-lipped villagers talking about it before they were supposed to (opens in new tab). This time we can thank Clay, the lazy hamster with a face like an ancient Japanese clay figurine. Here's video evidence from Twitter user @sliceofcy (opens in new tab)

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"I'm still wide awake!" Clay says. "I guess Brewster was right! 17 cups of coffee is 3 too many!"

Brewster is a pigeon who has been serving up piping hot coffee at his cafe, The Roost, ever since Animal Crossing: Wild World for Nintendo DS. Clay's errant line of dialogue isn't the only piece of evidence for Brewster coming to town in New Horizons, either. Dataminers spotted (opens in new tab) a line in the game's pre-load files that referred to "MuseumCafe" even before New Horizons came out.

The Roost originally appeared in the basement of the museum in Animal Crossing: Wild World and returned as a freestanding structure in following games, though it doesn't appear to be part of New Horizon at the moment. It makes sense that The Roost would return to the museum, as careful island planners may be flabbergasted by having to fit a new building into their infrastructure. There's plenty of room in the museum's upstairs for a cafe and an art wing and maybe even more - it's suspiciously empty right now.

Nintendo has pledged to keep adding more content to Animal Crossing: New Horizons via online updates. As long as absentminded villagers keep blabbing about what the new stuff is gonna be, we'll keep you informed.

See what else is coming to your island soon with our guide to upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizon events (opens in new tab).

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.