A sidewalk cafe in Venice.
An example of cafe is a small establishment where local shoppers would order a sandwich and coffee.
- a coffeehouse
- a small restaurant, esp. one serving alcoholic drinks and sometimes providing entertainment
- a barroom
Origin of cafeFr, coffee, coffeehouse ; from Italian caffè, coffee
Origin of cafeFrench, coffee, café, from Italian caffè, coffee, from Ottoman Turkish qahve; see coffee.
- (nonstandard, primarily used when ‘é’ is not easily typed) Alternative form of café: alternative form of cafe.
The apostrophe ' attempts to represent the accent over the e.