[ ka-fey, kuh- or especially for 4, French ka-fey ]
/ kæˈfeɪ, kə- or especially for 4, French kaˈfeɪ /
noun, plural ca·fés [ka-feyz, kuh- or especially for 4, French ka-fey] /kæˈfeɪz, kə- or especially for 4, French kaˈfeɪ/.
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
1780–90; < French: literally, coffee
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British Dictionary definitions for café
/ (ˈkæfeɪ, ˈkæfɪ) /
a small or inexpensive restaurant or coffee bar, serving light meals and refreshments
Southern African a corner shop or grocer
Word Origin for café
C19: from French: coffee
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