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cafénoun [C]

(also cafe) uk   /ˈkæf.eɪ/  us   /kæfˈeɪ/ (UK informal caff)
A1 a restaurant where simple and usually quite cheap meals are served: There's a little café on the corner that serves very good coffee.
South African English a small shop
(Definition of café from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cafénoun [C]

(also cafe)  us   /kæˈfeɪ/
a small restaurant where simple meals and drinks are served: We had lunch in a sidewalk café.
(Definition of café from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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