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.