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 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 Many black Americans came alive for the first time in the ruins of Berlin, the coffeehouses of Tokyo, the homes of Frenchmen or Italians. Adam Shatz, The New Yorker, "“How Does It Feel To Be a White Man?”: William Gardner Smith’s Exile in Paris," 11 Aug. 2019 The remaining three rooms will feature replicated settings from the show, from the gang’s coffeehouse of choice, Central Perk, to the classic fountain that the cast dances in during the opening credits. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "The One Where New York City Gets a Friends Pop-Up," 29 July 2019 Gatos and Beans, which covers about 1,500 square feet, is divided into two distinct areas: coffeehouse and cat room. Mary Colurso |, al, "Alabama’s first cat cafe, Gatos and Beans, aims to make animal lovers purr," 2 Aug. 2019 Mueller and other brokers can trace their lineage back to the London coffeehouses in the second half of the 17th century, where brokers recruited people willing to assume some or all of the risk of a ship sinking in exchange for a premium. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mueller QAAS promises transparency on commissions — and the option of no commissions at all," 26 Jan. 2018 In both supermarkets and coffeehouses, milk options have expanded to include a lot of plant alternatives. NBC News, "Dr. Fernstrom: What's the best milk alternative for YOUR lifestyle?," 17 July 2019 For dinner, head to To Barko tis Maritsas taverna, a converted coffeehouse decorated with nautical flair. Liz Alderman, New York Times, "Voyage to the Center of the World," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of coffeehouse

1612, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of coffeehouse

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

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