coffee shop


Definition of coffee shop

: a small restaurant

Examples of coffee shop in a Sentence

We bought a muffin at the hotel's coffee shop.
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First Known Use of coffee shop

1812, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coffee shop was in 1812

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24 Sep 2021

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“Coffee shop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of coffee shop

: a small restaurant that serves coffee and other drinks as well as simple foods

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