- a restaurant, often with an enclosed or outdoor section extending onto the sidewalk.
- a restaurant, usually small and unpretentious.
- a barroom, cabaret, or nightclub.
Origin of café
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
- a U.S. federally mandated standard of average minimum miles-per-gallon fuel consumption for all the cars produced by an automobile manufacturer in a given year.
Origin of CAFE
Examples from the Web for cafe
As a cafe in Sydney, Australia came under siege by a hostage-taking gunman on Monday, those nearby attempted to flee the area.In Defense of Uber’s Awful Sydney Surge Pricing
December 16, 2014
But in October 2010, Palestinian security forces stormed into an Internet cafe and arrested me.What It’s Like to Be an Atheist in Palestine
Waleed al-Husseini, Movements.Org
December 8, 2014
In January, an attack on a Lebanese cafe popular with expats left 21 people dead.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley
Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman
November 15, 2014
At daybreak, they borrowed a small sum of money from a passing family, then called their families from an Internet cafe.Abducted, Tortured, Indoctrinated: The Tale of a Teen Who Escaped ISIS
August 4, 2014
In the morning, join the intelligentsia at Cafe Pamplona, a European-style coffeehouse, also by Harvard Square.The U.S. Road Trips You Should Really Take
April 26, 2014
He proved that he had spent the evening up to eleven o'clock in a cafe.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
When Rose married him he was leader of the orchestra at a cafe concert where she sang.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
It was Dubuche, whom she knew from having seen him on one occasion at the Cafe Baudequin.His Masterpiece
"If I were you I should have it in from the cafe," old Bosc slowly announced.
"I've been to the cafe occasionally," Claude said to Florent.The Fat and the Thin
- a small or inexpensive restaurant or coffee bar, serving light meals and refreshments
- Southern African a corner shop or grocer
Word Origin and History for cafe
1802, from French café "coffee, coffeehouse," from Italian caffe "coffee" (see coffee). The beverage was introduced in Venice by 1615 and in France from 1650s by merchants and travelers who had been to Turkey and Egypt. The first public café might have been the one opened in Marseilles in 1660.