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 coffeehouse is a stage for literary readings, a game night hangout and a place that feels at once homey and off the beaten path. Trevor Fraser,, "Espresso Old Fashioned a unique comfort at Stardust Video & Coffee in Orlando," 15 Aug. 2019 During a meeting with a small group of Democrats crammed into a Hudson coffeehouse, Mr. Bennet made a good impression on Alejandro Urrutia, who leads the local party organization. Joshua Jamerson, WSJ, "Dispatches From the 2020 Long Shots’ Trail," 24 June 2019 In honor of the iconic show’s 25th anniversary, Warner Bros. Television is giving fans a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the most recognizable props from the ‘90s sitcom: the orange sofa from the Central Perk coffeehouse. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "Friends' Iconic Central Perk Sofa Is Going On Tour—Here’s Where You Can Find One," 4 Sep. 2019 Founded in 2002 in Denmark’s capital, Joe & The Juice is a coffeehouse-smoothie shop hybrid that also offers a lineup of health shakes and flatbread sandwiches. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "Joe & The Juice now squeezing in Lafayette," 22 July 2019 Further down Third was a cluster of Greek coffeehouses, which at night featured popular exotic Greek dancers and were part of a large Greek community that had settled around Third and Folsom between 1910 and 1920. Gary Kamiya,, "SF ‘hobohemia’ transformed into Skid Row as jobs and city changed," 10 Aug. 2019 Froth & Forage: This restaurant and coffeehouse just down the Seward Highway from the Anchorage Bowl will have its last day of business on Sunday. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "Open & Shut: Another Raising Cane’s on its way, a thrift store reopens, plus Froth & Forage set to close," 19 July 2019 The coffeehouse is located in the First Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. The performance begins at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30. Nancy Shohet West,, "A classic car show for a good cause, and preserving memories with art," 28 Aug. 2019 Limit your coffeehouse drinks to black coffee with milk, or a small skim milk latte. Madelyn Fernstrom, NBC News, "Dr. Fernstrom: 3 diet mistakes you're making before noon," 21 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of coffeehouse

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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