Definition of cafe culture in English:

cafe culture


  • A lifestyle characterized by regular social visits to cafes or coffeehouses, typically that associated with European countries such as France or Italy.

    ‘a thriving cafe culture fueled in part by the large student population’
    • ‘A couple of weeks ago the local paper ran a feature about Suffolk's apparently burgeoning cafe culture.’
    • ‘Labour has been attacked for trying to emulate the European "cafe culture".’
    • ‘The findings are at odds with Italy's reputation for a civilised cafe culture.’
    • ‘We have no 35-hour week, nor a cafe culture.’
    • ‘They provide the standard issue coffee shop: a sick, pallid parody of the cafe culture of the Fifties.’
    • ‘To step inside the cafe in London's Soho is to enter an eerily preserved example of Britain's postwar cafe culture.’
    • ‘The coffee purveyor has more than 7,500 stores around the globe, even venturing into the capital of cafe culture, Paris, this year.’
    • ‘Any move to enforce a total ban could meet furious opposition, especially from southern European countries with cafe cultures.’
    • ‘He said consumers had "evolved" into the cafe culture.’
    • ‘There's a very strong cafe culture here, which is just awesome.’
    • ‘They have a sophisticated cafe culture which is older than Paris's.’
    • ‘A number of suburbs have a thriving cafe culture, which by the evening transforms to a lively restaurant scene.’
    • ‘The supreme exemplar of the cafe culture is surely the Existentialist vogue of the mid-century.’
    • ‘This is the cafe culture envisaged by some Irish politicians.’
    • ‘This is apparently based on the premise that the UK can acquire a continental-style cafe culture.’
    • ‘At a time when cafe culture in Ireland is mushrooming, the most famous coffee house of them all only seems to attract tourists.’
    • ‘A continental cafe culture was beginning to supplant traditional pub life: the foam on a pint of stout was being replaced by the froth of a cappuccino.’
    • ‘But if that's a strange attempt at recreating European cafe culture in an inappropriate environment, then inside is much more successful.’
    • ‘The city has wonderful recreational facilities, a fantastic arts community, a polytechnic with world-class "niche" courses, and a developing cafe culture.’
    • ‘There is a castle on the hill in the centre of the city and a thriving cafe culture fuelled in part by the large student population.’