Definition of coffee house in English:

coffee house

noun

  • A cafe or other establishment that serves coffee and other refreshments.

    • ‘Sometimes in the summer the coffee house arranges for a jazz or folk group to play out there and I enjoy seeing people in the anonymous city gather in such a congenial way.’
    • ‘On a more informal level, Italian coffee houses often presented light comedies, heroic tragedies, and dialect plays sponsored by drama clubs.’
    • ‘Today's IT professional attends a meeting in the middle of a crosswalk, uploads his mission-critical documents in a coffee house, and checks his network stability with a cell phone.’
    • ‘It's a great little place that captures the energy of a university coffee house where a wide range of cultural activities take place.’
    • ‘On account of there being no band playing tonight, we were almost the only people in the tiny coffee house.’
    • ‘Again, the song is slowed down, being performed more as a poetry reading in a coffee house.’
    • ‘A community centre is available for events and hosts coffee houses where residents can perform music and poetry.’
    • ‘We drink it in the smallest coffee house I've ever seen - a place on the silk-vendors street, as wide as its doors.’
    • ‘The singer recorded the story of Charlie as a pop song after hearing an impromptu performance of the tune in a San Francisco coffee house.’
    • ‘Last night, a friend of mine went to an open mike night at a coffee house and read the monologue.’
    • ‘‘I read in a newspaper the other day that Gus discovered me a year ago, playing in a coffee house,’ Smith says, furrowing his brow in the midday sun.’
    • ‘I want to print out these emails and start reading them aloud at a coffee house while somebody plays the bongos in the background.’
    • ‘The high point of the English coffee house was from 1652 to 1780.’
    • ‘Minutes later I was having coffee with my German friend Hanko in the coffee house next to the hotel.’
    • ‘I'd been, well - let's just call it ‘back-packing’ through Turkey, and I'd crawled into a coffee house to escape the midday sun.’
    • ‘I put ‘new’ in quotes because there is of course nothing new about the coffee house in England or in my fascination with cafe life.’
    • ‘A cup of coffee in a London coffee house sells for $3 - $4.’
    • ‘He says six gunmen opened fire on him as he sat in a coffee house, after having returned from the international donor's conference.’
    • ‘They want to renovate the cottage in the future, possibly into a coffee house, the profits of which could go towards the local charity.’
    • ‘At the British base at Basra ‘international airport’ a group of Indians opened a coffee house serving lattes, cappuccinos and macchiatos for the British troops.’
    • ‘That spawned a group two years ago called Barrier Breakers, students and faculty who stage events like poetry coffee houses that appeal to all students.’
    • ‘In the 1960s, Allen Ginsberg took oral poetry into coffee houses, pop festivals, and art happenings.’
    • ‘If the local coffee house has an open mic night, do it, and do it every week.’
    • ‘I don't want to be the guy with the acoustic guitar in the coffee house.’
    • ‘The thick smoke from Old World coffee houses infects the air, and our feet fly along cobble-stoned back streets to cheap hotels and late night meetings.’
    • ‘If poetry is banned from our schools, it will survive elsewhere - in the churches, gyms, parks, and coffee houses, wherever people gather to resist.’
    • ‘It looks like it belongs in a 1920s coffee house and, I think, adds a touch of class to my desk.’
    • ‘‘Consumers in Britain are looking around for something else - a third alternative to the coffee house and pub,’ Philip said.’
    • ‘The hotel also has its own coffee house, restaurant and sauna.’
    • ‘Four months later Hobgood was having lunch in the coffee house in the basement of St. Bartholomew's Lutheran Church.’
    • ‘John Frost's 1793 trial opens a discussion of spatial shifts from the civilized sociability of the coffee house to the courts, prison, and the pillory.’
    • ‘It's easy - maybe too easy - to exchange ideas with the other leftie intellectuals at the coffee house.’
    • ‘The Lloyd's insurance market in London was originally a coffee house.’
    • ‘I've been thinking and I want you to come with me tonight to that new coffee house for the poetry readings.’
    • ‘Libraries, town halls, schools, universities, bookstores, churches, coffee houses, and shopping malls could launch read-along gatherings with this material.’
    • ‘You performed at your coffee house, or did a skit around a campfire.’
    • ‘Coffee lovers should head for Gambrinus, a coffee house in the 19th-century grand style.’
    • ‘Shopkeepers are being asked dress their shop windows with items from the period while local restaurants and coffee houses are being asked to serve only food of the period.’
    • ‘In 1784, the hotel housed a coffee house which laid claim to being the most elegant of its kind in Britain, perhaps in Europe.’
    • ‘Till its recent closure, this locality also had the city's only decent library, as well as a bustling coffee house patronised by the intelligentsia.’

Pronunciation

coffee house