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

In many of Seoul’s most Instagrammable coffee shops, couples on dates spend vastly more time looking at their screens than at each other. The Economist, "A dangerous creature is haunting South Korean crossroads," 4 July 2019 Oat milk is the fastest growing dairy alternative, popularized by coffee shops that find its creaminess good for making lattes. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz,, "These days, milk’s getting made with oats, hemp and peas. What’s a dairy farmer to do?," 3 July 2019 Check out the OG Stumptown coffee shop next door, or stray off the beaten brunch path to Vivienne’s Kitchen & Pantry, where each nourishing meal is made individually with intention and love. Sarah Rubin, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Eat & Drink Your Way Through Portland," 3 July 2019 Selma is poor, 80 percent black and largely unchanged since Bloody Sunday, devoid of hipster coffee shops or boutique hotels. Karen Heller, Washington Post, "The battle for Alabama’s soul," 1 July 2019 Late for the Train Recharge at this popular coffee shop with a Lunar Latte. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Celebrate Arizona's role in the Apollo moon landing with anniversary-themed food, drinks and souvenirs," 1 July 2019 But more likely, the edifice’s future will be tied to a less traditional use, like bringing in a coffee shop and other services and shops. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "St. Peter’s School in Hartford’s South Green neighborhood educated Catholic students for decades, but now will be home to new generation of renters," 30 June 2019 The Urban Chalkboard is a combination coffee shop and kids' play area in Carmel run by Tonya Bergeson-Dana and business partner Jessica Beer. Zach Horrall, Indianapolis Star, "How Tonya Bergeson-Dana coped with the loss of husband Paul Dana after Indy car wreck," 29 June 2019 Mint Mojito, Philz Coffee With five locations in the East Bay and nine in the South Bay, there are numerous opportunities to sip Philz’s crowd-pleasing Mint Mojito, which has been copied at coffee shops across the Bay. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "7 best Bay Area iced espresso drinks for summer," 28 June 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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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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