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coffee shop

a small, usually inexpensive, restaurant where refreshments and light meals are served.
Origin of coffee shop
1830-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for coffee shop
  • Your favorite coffee shop is crowded with harried people, and you are standing shoulder to shoulder in a slow-moving line.
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  • Its main drag is a block long, featuring a quaint coffee shop with a rack for the regulars' mugs.
  • Amenities include a swimming pool, restaurant, and coffee shop.
  • Banning them from your coffee shop would be misguided and wrong.
  • The mayor of the bookstore coffee shop, for instance, gets a free muffin every time he or she makes a purchase.
  • Have it at a local coffee shop where you are not distracted by those other commitments.
  • He went to a hippie type coffee shop where she was singing to see her.
  • We journalists sat around the hotel coffee shop, swapping nasty stories.
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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