Definitions for cafekæˈfeɪ, kə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ca•fékæˈfeɪ, kə-(n.)(pl.)-fés or -fes.
a restaurant, often with an enclosed or outdoor section extending onto the sidewalk.
a restaurant, usu. small and unpretentious.
a barroom, cabaret, or nightclub.
Origin of café:
1780–90; < F: lit., coffee
cafe, coffeehouse, coffee shop, coffee bar(noun)
a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
A coffee shop; an establishment selling coffee and sometimes other drinks or snacks, with a facility to consume them on the premises.
a coffeehouse; a restaurant; also, a room in a hotel or restaurant where coffee and liquors are served
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A place where the public pays the proprietor for the privilege of tipping the waiters for something to eat.
Coffeehouse and coffee shop are related terms for an establishment which primarily serves prepared coffee and other hot beverages. Café or cafe or caff may refer to a coffeehouse, bar, tea room, small and cheap restaurant, transport cafe, or other casual eating and drinking place, depending on the culture. A coffeehouse may share some of the same characteristics of a bar or restaurant, but it is different from a cafeteria. As the name suggests, coffeehouses focus on providing coffee and tea as well as light snacks. Many coffee houses in the Middle East, and in West Asian immigrant districts in the Western world, offer shisha, flavored tobacco smoked through a hookah. Espresso bars are a type of coffeehouse that specialize in serving espresso and espresso-based drinks. From a cultural standpoint, coffeehouses largely serve as centers of social interaction: the coffeehouse provides social members with a place to congregate, talk, write, read, entertain one another, or pass the time, whether individually or in small groups of two or three people. A coffeehouse serves as an informal club for its regular members.
Translations for cafe
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a (usually small) shop where meals and (non-alcoholic) drinks are served.
- مَقْهى، مَطْعَم صَغيرArabic
- caféPortuguese (BR)
- das CafeGerman
- kaffebar; caféDanish
- کافه؛ بارFarsi
- בֵּית קָפֶהHebrew
- काफी ग्रह, जलपान ग्रहHindi
- caffè, bar, piccolo ristoranteItalian
- kedai kopiMalay
- کافه؛ بارPersian
- رستوران، کافیPashto
- ร้านอาหารเล็ก ๆ ที่ขายเครื่องดื่มและขนมThai
- 咖啡館Chinese (Trad.)
- کھانے کی چھوٹی دوکان ، کھوکھا ، ڈھابہUrdu
- quán giải khátVietnamese
- 咖啡馆Chinese (Simp.)
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