from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coffeehouse, restaurant, or bar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A coffee shop; an establishment selling coffee and sometimes other non-alcoholic beverages, simple meals or snacks, with a facility to consume them on the premises.
- n. A French pub.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A coffeehouse; a restaurant, especially a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold; also, a room in a hotel or restaurant where coffee and liquors are served.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Coffee.
- n. A coffee-house; a restaurant.
French, coffee, café, from Italian caffè, coffee, from Ottoman Turkish qahveh; see coffee.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French café ("coffee") (Wiktionary)