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.

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Then, Nine Ball hacks into a computer from a coffee shop to gain access to the MET CCTV. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "Colorful Circuit Cities Built From Motherboards, Processors, and Microchips," 11 July 2018 In coffee shops and restaurants, a chorus of cell phones sounded each time the weather service issued a new flash flood warning. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Days of torrential rain lead to Texas' worst flooding since Hurricane Harvey," 21 June 2018 The pair teamed with Johnson, who also participated in the institute, and worked through the fall and winter, holing up in coffee shops to plan. Washington Post, "These teens saw how poor mental health hurt their peers. So they got a law passed.," 23 Apr. 2018 The business, part of a long-term effort to share wireless spectrum in new ways, oversees existing offerings like the Project Fi wireless business, the Google Voice calling service and a large Wi-Fi network in Starbucks coffee shops. Manuel Baigorri, Houston Chronicle, "Sources: Google in talks to buy Nokia's in-flight broadband," 11 Apr. 2018 Ernie Halter, a singer/songwriter from LA has finally, after years of local shows in coffee shops and restaurants, risen above the radar with the help of one of our favorite celebs, Justin Bieber! Carly Pingel, Seventeen, "Ernie Halter Dishes on His Bieber-Induced Fame!," 30 June 2011 The coffee shop-style program from Mokulele Airlines ‘Imi Loa, says Cynthia Drescher. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Traveler 25: A Very Opinionated, Totally Subjective List of Things We Loved About Travel This Year," 14 Dec. 2018 Many of the levels are based around LA landmarks, most notably a coffee shop that boasts a giant donut atop its building, a clear analog for the iconic Randy’s Donuts. Laura Hudson, The Verge, "Donut County is a game about swallowing Los Angeles and realizing you’re an asshole," 1 Sep. 2018 At that moment, the entire coffee shop was swallowed up into hell and pandemonium as my kind thing went terribly awry. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "How Random Acts of Kindness Can Improve Your Health and Wellbeing," 1 Aug. 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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