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also ca·fe  (kă-fā′, kə-)
A restaurant serving coffee and other beverages along with baked goods or light meals.

[French, coffee, café, from Italian caffè, coffee, from Ottoman Turkish qahve; see coffee.]


(ˈkæfeɪ; ˈkæfɪ)
1. a small or inexpensive restaurant or coffee bar, serving light meals and refreshments
2. South African a corner shop or grocer
[C19: from French: coffee]


or ca•fe

(kæˈfeɪ, kə-)

n., pl. -fés or -fes.
1. a restaurant, often with an enclosed or outdoor section extending onto the sidewalk.
2. a restaurant, usu. small and unpretentious.
3. a barroom, cabaret, or nightclub.
[1780–90; < French: literally, coffee]


1. 'café'

A café /'kæfeɪ/ is a place where you can buy drinks and simple meals or snacks. In Britain, cafés often don't sell alcoholic drinks. Café is sometimes spelled cafe.

Is there an internet café near here?
They've opened a cafe in the main square.
2. 'coffee'

Coffee /'kɒfi/ is a hot drink.

Would you like a cup of coffee?
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are soldcafe - a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
caff - informal British term for a cafe
cybercafe - a cafe whose customers sit at computer terminals and log on to the internet while they eat and drink
espresso shop - a cafe where espresso is served
estaminet - a small (and usually shabby) cafe selling wine and beer and coffee
pull-in, pull-up - a roadside cafe especially for lorry drivers
eatery, eating house, eating place, restaurant - a building where people go to eat


noun snack bar, restaurant, cafeteria, coffee shop, brasserie, coffee bar, tearoom, lunchroom, eatery or eaterie The café also serves delicious lunches.
مَقْهَىمَقْهى، مَطْعَم صَغير
quán cà phê


A. Ncafé m
B. CPD café society Nla gente de moda


cafe [ˈkæfeɪ] ncafé m (généralement sans alcool)café bar cafe bar nbar m


nCafé nt


[ˈkæfeɪ] ncaffè m inv, bar m inv (senza licenza per alcolici)


(ˈkӕfei) , ((American) kӕˈfei) noun
a (usually small) shop where meals and (non-alcoholic) drinks are served.


مَقْهَى kavárna café Café καφετέρια café kahvila café kafić caffè カフェ 카페 café kafé kawiarnia café кафе kafé ร้านกาแฟ kafe quán cà phê 茶馆
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Clare walked the streets busily, and strove to fill up the chasm in his heart with hurry and bustle, and change of place; and people who saw him in the street, or met him at the cafe, knew of his loss only by the weed on his hat; for there he was, smiling and talking, and reading the newspaper, and speculating on politics, and attending to business matters; and who could see that all this smiling outside was but a hollowed shell over a heart that was a dark and silent sepulchre?
The Golden Fortune, therefore, backed by towering woodlands, looked out to sea at one side, across to the breakwater headland on another, and on its land side commanded a complete view of the gay little haven, with its white houses built terrace on terrace upon its wooded slopes, connected by flights of zigzag steps, by which the apparently inaccessible shelves and platforms circulated their gay life down to the gay heart of the place,--the circular boulevard, exquisitely leafy and cool, where one found the great casino and the open-air theatre, the exquisite orchestra, into which only the mellowest brass and the subtlest strings were admitted, and the Cafe du Ciel, charmingly situated among the trees, where the boulevard became a bridge, for a moment, at the mouth of the river Sly.
He read of the swallows that fly in and out of the little cafe at Smyrna where the Hadjis sit counting their amber beads and the turbaned merchants smoke their long tasselled pipes and talk gravely to each other; he read of the Obelisk in the Place de la Concorde that weeps tears of granite in its lonely sunless exile and longs to be back by the hot, lotus-covered Nile, where there are Sphinxes, and rose-red ibises, and white vultures with gilded claws, and crocodiles with small beryl eyes that crawl over the green steaming mud; he began to brood over those verses which, drawing music from kiss-stained marble, tell of that curious statue that Gautier compares to a contralto voice, the "monstre charmant" that couches in the porphyry-room of the Louvre.
Of course, when I use these words, I do not mean to apply them to La Carlotta, who sings like a squirt and who ought never to have been allowed to leave the Ambassadeurs and the Cafe Jacquin; nor to La Sorelli, who owes her success mainly to the coach-builders; nor to little Jammes, who dances like a calf in a field.
Dick thought it remarkable that a painter should choose to work over an absinthe in a public cafe, and looked the man over.
I am dining here, at this cafe, at my own expense, not at other people's--note that, Mr.
Men in their senses do not quit their hotel in the Rue du Helder, their walk on the Boulevard de Gand, and the Cafe de Paris.
Notwithstanding the little iron stove, the ink froze on the swing- table in the cabin, and I found it more convenient to go ashore stumbling over the arctic waste-land and shivering in glazed tramcars in order to write my evening letter to my owners in a gorgeous cafe in the centre of the town.
And since I have not yet had my coffee, and you have, in all probability, scarcely tasted yours, let us adjourn to the Casino Cafe, where we can sit and smoke and have a talk.
He was by inclination a temperate man; but he had supped the night before his visit to the Louvre at the Cafe Anglais--some one had told him it was an experience not to be omitted--and he had slept none the less the sleep of the just.
But from certain passages (suppressed here because mixed up with irrelevant matter) it appears clearly that at the time of the meeting in the cafe, Mills had already gathered, in various quarters, a definite view of the eager youth who had been introduced to him in that ultra-legitimist salon.
To enter the little Cafe in the cul-de-sac Le Febvre was, at the period of our tale, to enter the sanctum of a man of genius.