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cof·fee·house

also coffee house  (kô′fē-hous′, kŏf′ē-)
n.
A restaurant where coffee and other refreshments are served, especially one where people gather for conversation, games, or musical entertainment.

cof•fee•house

(ˈkɔ fiˌhaʊs, ˈkɒf i-)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
1. an establishment that serves coffee and other refreshments and sometimes provides informal entertainment.
2. (in 17th- and 18th-century England) a similar establishment where groups met for informal discussions, card playing, etc.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coffeehouse - a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are soldcoffeehouse - 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
Translations
kahvila
カフェコーヒーハウスコーヒー店
References in classic literature ?
Instead of returning my 'Good morning' with his usual affability, he looked at me in a distant, ceremonious manner, and coldly requested me to accompany him to a certain coffee-house, which, in those days, had a door opening into the Commons, just within the little archway in St.
As to our table, you won't find that bad, I hope, for it will be supplied from our coffee-house here, and (it is only right I should add) at your expense, such being Mr.
Others crowded round the swinging doors of the coffee-house in the piazza.
Over these mysterious figures was written, in large letters, “The Templeton Coffee-house, and Traveller’s Hotel,” and beneath them, “By Habakkuk Foote and Joshua Knapp.
Not long ago, about the closing in of an evening in autumn, I sat at the large bow window of the D Coffee-House in London.
Fair wards of court have faded into mothers and grandmothers; a long procession of Chancellors has come in and gone out; the legion of bills in the suit have been transformed into mere bills of mortality; there are not three Jarndyces left upon the earth perhaps since old Tom Jarndyce in despair blew his brains out at a coffee-house in Chancery Lane; but Jarndyce and Jarndyce still drags its dreary length before the court, perennially hopeless.
To his surprise, he saw Gernois standing there in conversation with the very stranger he had seen in the coffee-house at Bouira the day previous.
He kinged it in the coffee-house, then the fashionable place at which the wits gathered, as Jonson had in the tavern.
These reverses, however, he met with his characteristic manly fortitude, and of his position as the acknowledged head of English letters he could not be deprived; his chair at 'Will's' coffee-house was the throne of an unquestioned monarch.
When dressed at length, in the afternoon, he would issue forth to take a drive with nobody in the Park; and then would come back in order to dress again and go and dine with nobody at the Piazza Coffee-House.
At that moment one of the young men, the best of the skaters of the day, came out of the coffee-house in his skates, with a cigarette in his mouth.
I have got some good wine in the cellar, and we can get a chop from the coffee-house.