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 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,, "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 The ubiquitous coffeehouse giant had been eyeing the corner of Cross and Hanover streets as a spot to open a new franchise, much to the chagrin of some North End shop owners, who worried the chain would weaken the neighborhood’s historic charm. Danny Mcdonald,, "Boston’s Walsh opposes North End Starbucks proposal," 6 July 2018 But the bottom line is that the people in the middle of the country are doing work that is as important or more importantly than the people on the coast who are sitting in their coffeehouses writing scripts. Fox News, "TSA program tracks unsuspecting passengers," 31 July 2018 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

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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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