cof·​fee·​house | \ ˈkȯ-fē-ˌhau̇s, ˈkä-\

Definition of coffeehouse 

: an establishment that sells coffee and usually other refreshments and that commonly serves as an informal club for its regular customers

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Ruiz, who already has an associates degree in visual communication, is studying film studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee while roofing and working at the coffeehouse. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "South Milwaukee's Avenue Coffeehouse blends California vibes with Milwaukee brew," 13 June 2018 The as-yet-unnamed coffeehouse will be located inside Joebar, which, in addition to being a bar with dip sandwiches, also houses a restaurant-within-a-restaurant called Frame. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Chicago's Dark Matter Coffee sets up shop in Hazel Park," 15 May 2018 Hendricks will contact Superintendent Steven Rioux regarding the possibility of securing a space at the old high school that could be open for two hours every Tuesday for the coffeehouse. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Veterans' Coffeehouse Seeks Expansion Options," 27 Mar. 2018 Last month, the biggest show ever of Arvi Ostrom’s art, more than a 150 portraits, cartoons and sketches, went up on the walls of the Redwing Cafe, a coffeehouse and vegetarian restaurant a few blocks from Mr. Carlson’s house here. Kirk Johnson, New York Times, "He Couldn’t Refuse a Deathbed Plea. Now He’s Got 10,000 Pieces of Art.," 24 June 2018 To the right of the courtyard is a vacant building, and straight behind the courtyard is a coffeehouse. Andy Benoit,, "Chargers Are Ready to Claim Their Piece of the Los Angeles Sports Market," 20 June 2018 The coffeehouse created a personal blend with Anodyne that's a medium roast. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "South Milwaukee's Avenue Coffeehouse blends California vibes with Milwaukee brew," 13 June 2018 In Georgetown, Brother Joe is the latest coffeehouse to do lunch and brunch. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Loosen your belt: 46 more restaurant and ice cream openings in Seattle and on the Eastside to try," 25 June 2018 On April 23, 1963, a 21-year-old Bob Dylan graduated from West Village pubs and coffeehouses to perform in front of one thousand people at Town Hall. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "A Bob Dylan Show From 1963 Is Reimagined at NYC's Town Hall: Recap," 25 May 2018

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1612, in the meaning defined above

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: a business that sells coffee and usually other drinks and refreshments

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