coffeehouse

noun
cof·​fee·​house | \ ˈkȯ-fē-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce coffeehouse (audio) , 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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The quaint café-style coffeehouse will be held at The Oasis, a renovated 1800’s storefront located at 3 Elm St. Dress is casual. courant.com, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 27 June 2019 Joe Cino rented a ground-story space in the building in 1958, intending to run a small coffeehouse. NBC News, "Six historical New York City LGBTQ sites given landmark designation," 19 June 2019 The church, a white-on-white take on a Spanish mission that could become a coffeehouse with a little imagination, looms tall above the car, casting sharp geometric angles across the parking lot. John Gastaldo, National Geographic, "Navigating the booming cost of urban life," 12 June 2019 At Hi-Collar, a Japanese coffeehouse in Manhattan’s East Village that doubles as a bar at night, some of the rarer offerings are poured into precious chinaware that can cost as much as $400 apiece. Charles Passy, WSJ, "In New York, Don’t Just Drink Your Coffee—Learn About It First," 23 Feb. 2019 The store’s new automatic espresso machine and cold-brew tap system also aim to entice customers that would otherwise pop into stores operated by coffeehouse competitors. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "Dunkin’ Image Refresh Enabled by Tech, Says IT and Strategy Chief," 4 Feb. 2019 The former is a historic harbor district dotted with small galleries, cute coffeehouses, gritty street art, and hip boutiques. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Three Days In Istanbul," 28 Dec. 2018 Where there was once a Conestoga Bank at 1632, the interactive bookstore and coffeehouse Shakespeare & Co. will set up shop this fall. Elizabeth Wellington, Philly.com, "As our definition of luxury shifts, Walnut Street evolves with it | Elizabeth Wellington," 10 July 2018 The only records for sale in the country are a few second-hand jazz vinyls at Soma Book Station, a coffeehouse and unofficial meeting point for Pristina’s bohemian set. Sarah Souli, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kosovo Is an All-Night Party—And Shows No Signs of Slowing Down," 26 Oct. 2018

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1612, in the meaning defined above

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coffeehouse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coffeehouse

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

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