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coffee shop

a small, usually inexpensive, restaurant where refreshments and light meals are served.
Origin of coffee shop
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I left the coffee shop later on for a place in the city, and saw nothing more of them for five years.

    The Observations of Henry Jerome K. Jerome
  • The Turkish coffee shop on 24th Street fixed me up good with a go-cup of Turkish coffee.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • I waited an hour, and another hour, and another hour, and Mr. Manx never came out of the coffee shop.

    Great Porter Square, v. 3 Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
  • After admiring the great statue awhile longer they discovered Mustapha sitting on the shady terrace of a coffee shop.

  • It is certain, however, that a coffee shop was opened in Venice in 1683 under the Procuratie Nuove.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
British Dictionary definitions for coffee shop

coffee shop

a shop where coffee is sold or drunk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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