- The definition of a cafe is a coffee shop, small restaurant or bar.
An example of cafe is where someone would pick up a cappuccino and a pastry.
A sidewalk cafe in Venice.
- a coffeehouse
- a small restaurant, esp. one serving alcoholic drinks and sometimes providing entertainment
- a barroom
Origin of cafeFrench coffee, coffeehouse ; from Italian caffè, coffee
Origin of cafeFrench, coffee, café, from Italian caffè, coffee, from Ottoman Turkish qahve; see coffee.
- Alternative spelling of cafe.