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Café or “café”, or “coffee house” is a set up or an enterprise that focuses on serving coffee. The word café comes from the word used for drink in Spanish or French. In America, café is usually a coffee shop offering a variety of coffee, sandwiches, cookies, and other hot meals.

Meaning of Café in Europe

In many European countries, like Germany, Austria, Denmark, Portugal and Sweden, Café is the place where Coffee is served primarily with a bun, cake, pie, or Danish pastry. The café also serves sandwiches, cookies to go with a variety of coffee. In Southern European countries, some cafés also serve alcoholic beverages.

In the UK, café is generally pronounced as 'caff 'and is considered a place to have fried food, particularly for breakfast. Belgium and Netherlands cafes generally serve alcoholic beverages, whereas in Netherlands, Koffiehus serves coffee.

Cafes in France and Italy serve lunch during the day and alcoholic beverages during the evenings. They serve coffee in the morning with croissant and pastries.

Meaning of Café in North America

Cafés in North America are restaurants with full dining option and a huge menu.

Popular Cafés in the World

United States of America

  • Starbucks
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Tully’s Coffee
  • Stump down
  • Café Grumpy
  • Caribu Coffee


  • Les Deux Magots, Paris
  • Café de Flore, Paris
  • Café de la Paix, Paris
  • Café de la Rotonde, Paris
  • Le Procope, Paris
  • A Brasileria, Paris
  • Café Majestic, Porto
  • Antico Caffe Greco, Rome
  • Café de Paris, Rome
  • Café Central, Vienna
  • Café Hawelka, Vienna
  • Café Braunerhauf, Vienna
  • Café Gerbeaud, Budapest
  • New York Café, Budapest
  • Café Union, Ljubljana
  • Caffe Guibbe Rosse, Florence
  • Café Slavia, Prague
  • Café commercial, Madrid
  • Gran café de Gijon, Madrid
  • Caffe Florian, Venice

Popular Cafes in Asia

  • Costa, India
  • Café Coffee Day, India
  • Barista Lavazza, India
  • Starbucks, Philippines
  • Gloria Jean’s Philippines
  • Figaro, Philippines
  • Starbucks, China
  • Coffee Bean and Tea leaf, China
  • Creek Café and Bar, China
  • UCC Ueshima Coffee co., Japan
  • Pacific Coffee Company, Hong Kong
  • Hollys Coffee, Japan, Malaysia, Korea
  • J.CO Donuts, Indonesia

Popular Cafés in Australia

  • Hudsons Coffee
  • Gloria Jeans
  • Muzz Buzz
  • Mecca Espresso
  • Popular Cafes in South Africa
  • Mugg and Bean

Popular Cafes in Canada

  • Robin’s Donuts
  • Second Cup
  • Tim Hortons
  • Timothy’s World Coffee
  • Van Houtte
  • Williams Fresh Café
  • Baker’s Dozens Donuts
  • Bridgehead Coffee
  • Cinnzeo
  • Coffee Time
  • Lettieri