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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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 According to planning documents, the coffeehouse is one component of a wider plan to revamp the industrial center at 1975, 1977, 1981 and 1985 Placentia with more of a focus on providing services to those who live and work nearby. Luke Money,, "New coffeehouse and Buffalo Wild Wings win approval in Costa Mesa," 15 May 2018 Maybe the most Instagram-friendly tasting room in L.A., the space is bright and open and feels more like a third-wave coffeehouse than an upstart craft brewery (white walls, potted plants, minimalist design touches). John Verive,, "Why craft beer lovers should be drinking in Covina and Pomona," 4 Apr. 2018 Underground 68, the makeshift coffeehouse, is an alternative to the more formal reunion programs elsewhere on campus. Mark Shanahan,, "Some in Harvard’s Class of ’68 still challenge the status quo," 23 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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