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












Cafe Blogs

Award Winning Cafe' Up For Grabs!

On : 01-Aug-2008 By : winacafe

Our production team is following a rather unusual contest.  We interviewed and filmed several finalists for the "Business of the Year" top torch awards for Oregon and Washington for the Better Business Bureau.  One of the finalists in Western...

Café Coffee Day: The 'starbucks' Of India

Café Coffee Day: The 'starbucks' Of India On : 19-Aug-2010 By : romika

Yes, the very popular hotspot Café Coffee Day in India is on the verge of becoming the “Starbucks” of the country. Known for being the largest coffee chain houses in the country, Café Coffee Day is all set to expand its spree worldwide. With...

Europe’s First ‘cat Café’ Opens Its Doors To Public

Europe’s First ‘cat Café’ Opens Its Doors To Public On : 18-May-2012 By : FitGal

Get ready for some purring pleasure at Café Neko in Vienna, Austria. This ‘cat café’ is the first of its kind in Europe but they are believed to be quite common in Japan from where this idea traveled to Vienna. Believe it or not, along with the café...

Best Kosher Cafes That Serve The Best Chanukah Donuts

Best Kosher Cafes That Serve The Best Chanukah Donuts On : 03-Dec-2010 By : chockyfoodie

Here is the list of best kosher cafes that serve the best Chanukah Donuts.   Eilat Bakery Eilat Bakery boasts of serving the best Hanukkah donuts in Los Angeles.  Eilat Bakery is a kosher bakery, which has served Los Angeles...