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  Dictionary Definition of cafe

cafe
noun
1. a room or building where coffee and light refreshments are served.
2. (in continental Europe and other countries) a similar room or building where alcoholic and other refreshments are served: Then we went to a cafe for a drink and you sipped your sweet vermouth and said, 'Wasn't it awful?' -- PETER CAREY, 1974.
3. a restaurant, usually low-priced: At three o'clock in the morning the truckie dropped us at a blighted all-night cafe thirty miles out of Sydney. -- HELEN GARNER, 1977 ; Almost every Australian country town has a Chinese cafe -- and has for yonks. -- SUNDAY HERALD SUN, 1992. Also, café.
[F. See COFFEE ]