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 The coffee shop plans to appeal the fine, KTVZ-TV reports. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Cherry blossom crowds, roller coaster return, farmworker fears: News from around our 50 states," 2 Apr. 2021 When the skyways have people again and the coffee shop is open. Star Tribune Staff, Star Tribune, "What are you going to do when the pandemic is over? These Minnesotans know," 30 Mar. 2021 With the opening of White Rhino’s sixth coffee shop in D-FW, it is now tied with Ascension Coffee for being the biggest homegrown coffee brand in Dallas. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "12 new restaurants — tacos, coffee, steak — in Dallas-Fort Worth in March 2021," 25 Mar. 2021 One of our first accounts was the local coffee shop in our neighborhood. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Interval coffee's intimate setting lets creator stay involved from bean to cup," 18 Mar. 2021 Eight years ago, Steve Helle, Sam Karam, David Kremer, Randy Furst, Paul McDaniel and Robert McNattin met at a coffee shop in St. Paul, Minn. to talk over the precarious finances of their union's pension fund. Next Avenue, Forbes, "How The American Rescue Plan Act Will Help More Than A Million Retirees And Workers," 12 Mar. 2021 Joe is the owner of the local restaurant and coffee shop in town. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Meet the Cast and Characters of "Ginny & Georgia"," 24 Feb. 2021 Before entering politics, Diaz, 44, ran a coffee shop in downtown Escondido called Blue Mug Coffee & Tea, which closed in 2010. Joe Tash, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Olga Diaz steps down from Escondido City Council after 12 years," 6 Dec. 2020 Many in Oaxaca City don’t have the luxury of isolating from tourists — such as Aurora Tostado, who owns the downtown coffee shop Marito & Moglie with her husband. Washington Post, "Tourists are welcome in Oaxaca, Mexico. Their increasingly bad behavior is not.," 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of coffee shop

1812, in the meaning defined above

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9 Apr 2021

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“Coffee shop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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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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