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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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Recent Examples on the Web With French crepes, Belgian waffles and a menu of premium coffees with upscale pastries, Cafe Busy Bean is looking to bring something new to the heart of downtown New Britain: A European-style coffeehouse. Don Stacom,, "New Britain police headquarters now home to upscale coffeehouse with European flavor," 29 Mar. 2021 The shows hosted by Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon might initially reach larger audiences, but with their big stages, professional lighting and amplification, feel more like concerts than Tiny Desk’s coffeehouse vibe. Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, "How NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert became a golden ticket to the Grammys," 11 Mar. 2021 Probably the most famous piece of furniture from Friends is the orange velvet couch that sits in the fictional coffeehouse known as Central Perk. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, "The Most Iconic Pieces of Decor in Film and TV History," 10 Feb. 2021 With LPs and eight-track tapes on the wall, a coffeehouse in the back and a booming American Indian drum up front to celebrate donations, Comfort Cafe feels like a bohemian diner in a college town. Mike Sutter,, "5 unexpected San Antonio-area restaurants with great huevos rancheros: Birotes Restaurant, Comal County Tacos, Comfort Cafe, Mendez Cafe, Tia’s Taco Hut," 14 Jan. 2021 Evermore kicks off with a visit to the world’s most melancholy coffeehouse. Nate Jones, Vulture, "All 179 Taylor Swift Songs, Ranked," 11 Jan. 2021 The couple initially opted to keep the coffeehouse closed during the early months of the pandemic, but reopened in May, offering online ordering and curbside pickup. Leeanne Griffin,, "Middletown’s Qawa Coffee to close ‘indefinitely’; owners express frustration over lack of government aid," 4 Dec. 2020 The shop combines a regular coffeehouse section in front and a lounge section in back filled with adoptable cats. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Cleveland’s Affogato Cat Cafe fundraiser raises more than $19,000 for business during pandemic," 14 Dec. 2020 Current tenants include Nancy Silverton’s sandwich concept Pizzette, Santa Monica coffeehouse/cafe goodboybob and the WEHO Sausage Company. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Times, "Culver City’s new food hall is now open; L.A. announces new COVID-19 dining restrictions," 18 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of coffeehouse

1612, in the meaning defined above

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12 Apr 2021

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“Coffeehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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

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