Definition of coffee shop in English:

coffee shop

noun

  • 1A cafe serving coffee and light refreshments.

    • ‘Expert says for most people, a failure would have no discernible impact on, say, getting directions to the local coffee shop.’
    • ‘Lately, I'd rather work in a coffee shop.’
    • ‘The conversation would look like a virtual coffee shop.’
    • ‘I was sitting with a friend at a pavement table in a coffee-shop.’
    • ‘We met the other day at Aunt Janet's coffee shop.’
    • ‘I hope you understood what was happening in the coffee shop.’
    • ‘This morning I have the African coffee shop to myself.’
    • ‘We meet roughly once a month in the corner of a coffee-shop - in the upstairs of a bookshop.’
    • ‘We were going to go to the coffee shop anyway, Hannah.’
    • ‘The tables were dotted carefully around the coffee shop to give the semblance of disorder.’
    • ‘There is also a coffee shop on the beach.’
    • ‘I go to coffee shops to watch people, not for the coffee.’
    • ‘In coffee shops throughout the country, men can be found entertaining each other with humorous stories or heroic tales.’
    • ‘Planners are being urged to be lenient over a franchise coffee shop that opened without permission.’
    • ‘You can also host a breakfast in your school, creche, coffee shop, canteen, local community centre, youth club, work place etc.’
    • ‘The coffee shop is a frequent campaign hangout.’
    • ‘Hours after the quake, terrified residents stayed away from their homes, gathering in village squares and outdoor coffee shops.’
    • ‘He has a place to sleep, food to eat, and a laptop to blog in coffee shops.’
    • ‘A bell rang as he opened the door to the quaint coffee shop.’
    • ‘But there I was, in my little coffee shop.’
    1. 1.1A small, informal restaurant, as found in a hotel or department store.
      • ‘He debated having a cup of coffee in the hotel coffee shop, but decided against it.’
      • ‘Dressed in a blue shirt, he sat at the coffee shop at the hotel all set to brief media people on a product launch.’
      • ‘This is basically the hotel coffee shop, with a nice outdoor terrace and an international menu.’
      • ‘Another committee owned a food enterprise that rented the hotel restaurant and coffee shop.’
      • ‘Whether in a grand hotel or a rural coffee shop, I found the service to be spot on every time.’
      • ‘He was last seen dining with a young foreign lady in the hotel coffee shop earlier that evening.’
      • ‘On arrival we headed straight to the Skyline Restaurant and had a delicious lunch at the coffee shop.’
      • ‘Facilities for guests will include a gym, a restaurant, a bar and a coffee shop.’
      • ‘We were running a little late and I was famished, so we broke a rule and had a light lunch in the coffee shop.’
      • ‘About an hour later, the two went to an all night coffee shop, and had a real chance to talk.’
      • ‘Meanwhile work at Mill Hall will see a better entrance, reception, and refurbished coffee shop and bar installed.’
      • ‘I got into my dream of opening a vegetarian restaurant / coffee shop / deli in the area.’
      • ‘His dad owns some coffee shop in Geylang and sells relatively successful Asian noodles.’
      • ‘They'd seen him around, but never in the places they frequented - coffee shop or pub.’
      • ‘There was no one in the half lit lobby and at one end he saw a sign for a 24 hour coffee shop.’
      • ‘They didn't have far to walk when they found this cute little diner / coffee shop.’

Pronunciation

coffee shop