Meaning of café royale in English:

café royale


  • Coffee with brandy (which has been ignited and allowed to burn for a short while), also occasionally served with spices, cream, etc.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The New York Times. Apparently from French café café + royale, feminine of royal royal; the expression does not appear to have been borrowed from French. Perhaps compare café royale as the name of various cafés.