Meaning of cafe culture in English:

cafe culture


  • A lifestyle characterized by regular socializing in pavement cafes, typically that associated with European countries such as France or Italy.

    ‘ministers said relaxing the licensing laws would lead to a European-style cafe culture and trigger a drop in binge drinking’
    • ‘A couple of weeks ago the local paper ran a feature about Suffolk's apparently burgeoning cafe culture.’
    • ‘Labour has been attacked for trying to emulate the European "cafe culture".’
    • ‘The findings are at odds with Italy's reputation for a civilised cafe culture.’
    • ‘We have no 35-hour week, nor a cafe culture.’
    • ‘They provide the standard issue coffee shop: a sick, pallid parody of the cafe culture of the Fifties.’
    • ‘To step inside the cafe in London's Soho is to enter an eerily preserved example of Britain's postwar cafe culture.’
    • ‘The coffee purveyor has more than 7,500 stores around the globe, even venturing into the capital of cafe culture, Paris, this year.’
    • ‘Any move to enforce a total ban could meet furious opposition, especially from southern European countries with cafe cultures.’
    • ‘He said consumers had "evolved" into the cafe culture.’
    • ‘There's a very strong cafe culture here, which is just awesome.’
    • ‘They have a sophisticated cafe culture which is older than Paris's.’
    • ‘A number of suburbs have a thriving cafe culture, which by the evening transforms to a lively restaurant scene.’
    • ‘The supreme exemplar of the cafe culture is surely the Existentialist vogue of the mid-century.’
    • ‘This is the cafe culture envisaged by some Irish politicians.’
    • ‘This is apparently based on the premise that the UK can acquire a continental-style cafe culture.’
    • ‘At a time when cafe culture in Ireland is mushrooming, the most famous coffee house of them all only seems to attract tourists.’
    • ‘A continental cafe culture was beginning to supplant traditional pub life: the foam on a pint of stout was being replaced by the froth of a cappuccino.’
    • ‘But if that's a strange attempt at recreating European cafe culture in an inappropriate environment, then inside is much more successful.’
    • ‘The city has wonderful recreational facilities, a fantastic arts community, a polytechnic with world-class "niche" courses, and a developing cafe culture.’
    • ‘There is a castle on the hill in the centre of the city and a thriving cafe culture fuelled in part by the large student population.’