Definition of “coffee house” - English Dictionary

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“coffee house” in British English

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coffee housenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒf.i ˌhaʊs/ us /ˈkɑː.fi ˌhaʊs/

Examples from literature

  • Coffee houses reflected the character of their neighborhoods. 
  • I revised my first intention of going to the club, and bought a sandwich or two at the corner coffee house. 
  • I was told of the quarrel next day in the coffee house. 
  • Suddenly he noticed the door of a coffee house, with green Venetian shutters. 
  • Workmen usually began their day by reading a newspaper at a coffee house. 

(Definition of “coffee house” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)