Definitions for cafekæˈfeɪ, kə-
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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 hot coffee, related coffee beverages, tea and other hot beverages. Many cafés also serve some type of food, such as pastries, muffins or light snacks. Coffeehouses range from owner-operated small businesses to multinational companies such as Starbucks. Café in continental Europe refers to a traditional type of coffeehouse, but elsewhere "cafe" may refer to a tea room, small and cheap restaurant, transport cafe, or other casual eating and drinking place. A coffeehouse may share some of the same characteristics of a bar or restaurant, but it is different from a cafeteria. 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 patrons with a place to congregate, talk, write, read, entertain one another, or pass the time, whether individually or in small groups.
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