[ka-fey, kuh- or especially for 4, French ka-fey]
noun, plural cafés [ka-feyz, kuh- or especially for 4, French ka-fey] .
a restaurant, often with an enclosed or outdoor section extending onto the sidewalk.
a restaurant, usually small and unpretentious.
a barroom, cabaret, or nightclub.
Also, cafe.

1780–90; < French: literally, coffee

1, 2. coffeehouse, bistro, lunchroom, tearoom. Unabridged


[ka-fey, kuh-] .
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.

C(orporate) A(verage) F(uel) E(conomy) Unabridged
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café (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]

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Word Origin & History

1802, from Fr. café "coffee, coffeehouse," from It. caffe "coffee" (see coffee). The beverage was introduced in Venice by 1615 and in France from 1650s by merchants and travelers who had been in Turkey and Egypt. The first public café might have been the one
opened in Marseilles in 1660.
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CAFE definition

["Job Control Languages: MAXIMOP and CAFE", J. Brandon, Proc BCS Symp on Job Control Languages--Past Present and Future, NCC, Manchester, England 1974].

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corporate average fuel economy
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small eating and drinking establishment, historically a coffeehouse, usually featuring a limited menu; originally these establishments served only coffee. The English term cafe, borrowed from the French, derives ultimately from the Turkish kahve, meaning coffee

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Example sentences for cafe
Cafe busking is done mostly in restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes.
It houses displays, a cinema, a shop, a cafe and a restaurant.
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