coffee shop


Definition of coffee shop

: a small restaurant

Examples of coffee shop in a Sentence

We bought a muffin at the hotel's coffee shop.
Recent Examples on the Web Female baristas were nonexistent in Medina when the sisters first got hired at a coffee shop whose owner had decided to brave it. Vivian Yee, New York Times, "Saudi Law Granted Women New Freedoms. Their Families Don’t Always Agree.," 14 Mar. 2020 Seidel, who works as a barista at a Boston coffee shop, said afterwards at a press conference for the medalists. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, "The Many Surprises of the Olympic Marathon Trials," 2 Mar. 2020 The story centers Cassie, a med school dropout who lives with her parents and works at a quaint coffee shop. Joi Childs, Teen Vogue, ""Promising Young Woman" Is an Unapologetic Revenge Fantasy Aimed at Rape Culture," 30 Jan. 2020 On Sunday, two of the students — 21-year-old juniors Sydney Brown and Christopher Garcia — met me at a coffee shop near the UTSA campus to digest their experiences. Elaine Ayala,, "Ayala: San Antonio overcompensates for the sins of others with its MLK events," 14 Jan. 2020 After graduating high school, Tice lived in Portland, Oregon and planned to play a lot of music and got a job at a coffee shop to support himself. Bon Appétit, "The New Oat Drink on The Block," 13 Dec. 2019 The 60-year-old attorney in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas, read his Bible at a coffee shop, part of his daily devotional, after listening to part of the hearing Wednesday morning. Tamara Lush, Twin Cities, "‘Bits and pieces’: Americans view impeachment on their terms," 13 Nov. 2019 That could help Google know that a runner stopped at a coffee shop on the way home. Author: Matt O'brien, Anchorage Daily News, "One big step: Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion," 1 Nov. 2019 In a conversation at a Wauwatosa coffee shop, Kelly speaks slowly and quietly. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Abolishing 'normal' and 'abnormal': How the long-marginalized autism community is becoming a bellwether of social change," 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of coffee shop

1812, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coffee shop was in 1812

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17 Mar 2020

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“Coffee shop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of coffee shop

: a small restaurant that serves coffee and other drinks as well as simple foods

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