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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On the final day of the workshop, Kreitzer asked him to meet her at a coffee shop that morning. Christopher Wallenberg,, "In ‘Lempicka,’ an artist who lives her life in bold strokes," 12 July 2018 The commercial space on the first floor is 315-square-feet and has already been leased to a coffee shop. Phillip Molnar,, "Building up, instead of tearing down, in Tijuana," 2 July 2018 After Tanya revels over Danica's fancy Manhattan apartment, she is seen looking for a job and gets hired at a coffee shop. Katherine Schaffstall, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Nobody's Fool' Trailer: Tiffany Haddish Searches for Man Who Catfished Her Sister," 18 June 2018 The following afternoon, a suspect was spotted at a coffee shop. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Son of Ryan O'Neal, Farrah Fawcett accused of crime spree in Los Angeles," 9 June 2018 The policy change came after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia coffee shop after being asked to leave for not buying anything, The Associated Press reported. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Starbucks changes bathroom policy after Philadelphia arrests," 14 May 2018 Petty theft, Lorain Road: On May 3 officers responded to a report a man stole $10 from a tip jar at a coffee shop. Julie A. Short/special To,, "Officers find man slumped over in car: Fairview Park Police Blotter," 10 May 2018 Starbucks Chief Executive Kevin Johnson is apologizing for the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia coffee shop last week, which sparked accusations of racial profiling. Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press, "Riley: Man who shot at black kid seeking directions hurt all of us," 15 Apr. 2018 The Village of Palos Park has taken over operation of the coffee shop at the Metra station at 123rd Street and 82nd Avenue. Bob Bong, Daily Southtown, "Comings & Goings: Salvation Army store closed in Bridgeview," 26 June 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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to reject or criticize sharply

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