Definition of café noir in English:

café noir


  • Black coffee.

    ‘Since we had already done that we left them there and went off on our own to walk the streets around the museum and have a café noir.’
    • ‘A story went the rounds of one agent who went to a café and asked for a café noir - this was a mistake, because a café noir was the only kind available, milk being rationed, and his ‘cover’ was blown.’
    • ‘In France, a café noir is a single shot of espresso and not a mug of black American coffee which is called a café filtre.’


café noir

/ˌkafā ˈnwär/ /ˌkæfeɪ ˈnwɑr/