Cafe



a restaurant, often with an enclosed or outdoor section extending onto the sidewalk.
a restaurant, usually small and unpretentious.
a barroom, cabaret, or nightclub.
coffee.
a U.S. federally mandated standard of average minimum miles-per-gallon fuel consumption for all the cars produced by an automobile manufacturer in a given year.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Little Brother Cory Doctorow
A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales Guy De Maupassant
Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
His Masterpiece Emile Zola
The Garden Of Allah Robert Hichens

noun
a small or inexpensive restaurant or coffee bar, serving light meals and refreshments
(South African) a corner shop or grocer
n.
corporate average fuel economy

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