"Suffused with harmonious singing, punchy guitar chords, spirited keyboard movements and herds of biting hooks, Imaginary Café radiates righteously with radio-ready fare. Jamie and Steve are top of the line pop rock architects, and this highly enjoyable record is a solid testimony to their creativity."
"Whether you’re an old fan of the Spongetones or a new fan of a younger version thereof, I strongly suggest you pick this up. There are plenty of bands out there trying their hand at the genre ... but these two do it better than just about anyone around today."
Lee Zimmerman, Lee's Listening Stack on No Depression, The Roots Music Authority
"... all these tracks reflect the pair’s penchant for brilliant Anglo-infused melodic designs that brim over with effusive hooks, radiant harmonies and the sort of irresistible refrains that linger long after the disc leaves the player. And really, what could be better?"
"The always-over-too-soon EP wraps with a delightful slice of soaring, tuneful powerpop called 'We Two.' It’s perhaps the catchiest number on the whole EP, and will leave the listener anxious for more from the endlessly creative team that is Jamie & Steve."
“Imaginary Cafe” is a six-song EP with more tuneful perfection than most bands could hope for over an entire career ... The EP closes with 'We Two,' which I would argue is the best piece of work they have ever done. It has a beauty and sentiment that chokes me up every time I hear it. While it is slightly reminiscent of XTC, I struggle to come up with an XTC song that is as moving. It is positively buoyant. Every pop fan should own this."