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

On the busy Saturday morning when Teen Vogue stopped by, Smith himself was greeting customers at the door, guiding them throughout the store, and working the coffee shop in the back. Charlotte Diamond, Teen Vogue, "This Gender-Neutral Store Aims to Create a Safe Space For Its Customer," 20 Mar. 2019 Chip and Joanna will reportedly begin working on the coffee shop in March, and tentatively plan to open by the end of the year. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Opening a Coffee Shop in Waco, Texas," 20 Feb. 2019 Javier Zarracina/Vox The coffee shop in my Brooklyn neighborhood has a chalkboard outside. Dan Nosowitz, Vox, "The super-popular cannabis compound, explained.," 1 Nov. 2018 But while Superchargers tend to be near coffee shops or restaurants, this DC fast charger is unceremoniously stashed out back by the service bays. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Can the New Nissan Leaf Compete With the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3?," 16 May 2018 Jon and Christine Clutton's version of the road less traveled is a mobile coffee shop. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "Couple set up midtown mobile coffee shop | The Kansas City Star," 13 Apr. 2018 His family’s old tractor shed is now a vibrant coffee shop. Ottavia Zappala, azcentral, "Gilbert visionary Joe Johnston combines residential, commercial spaces with Agritopia," 22 Mar. 2018 The bottom floor is a La Colombe Torrefaction coffee shop, its fashionable patrons buzzing about in the glorious refulgence of a winter afternoon. Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek, "New York City Would Really Rather Not Talk About Its Slavery-Loving Past," 15 Apr. 2015 The list includes Starbucks (sbux, +0.05%)—no surprise, there are quite a few coffee shops in Seattle—as well as big retailers like Walmart (wmt, -2.29%) and grocery store chains, both national and regional. Travis H. Brown, Fortune, "How Seattle’s New Tax to Fight Homelessness Could Ruin its Economy," 17 May 2018

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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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