cafe isn't always specific to a business where you can get coffee- cafe is any place that has a half-service kitchen. they can serve food from a small menu, coffee, deserts, etc. I think that's why we see a lack of "cafe's" specific to coffee, these days. they want to eliminate the confusion.
coffee houses seem to serve a bigger selection of coffee drinks, as well as some coffee retail products. most offer some sort of hangout type atmosphere. couches, computers, music stages, etc.
I have never been to any place that specifically calls themselves a "coffee bar" though O.O
Me? I'd really like to find a good coffee emporium.
As we are looking at opening a shop in the next year or so, I find this an interesting topic!
I agree with Taiva a Cafe seems to refer to a food establishment more than a coffee spot! A clearly defined name I believe will help establish our philosophy or identity!
Brady said:Me? I'd really like to find a good coffee emporium.
Brady I like coffee emporium, would you care to further define?