kafee, noun

Forms:
Also kaffee.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, café, coffee-house.
café.
1973 Weekend Argus 21 Apr. 5Filling station, hotel, church..intermingle with stereotyped shops and ‘kafees’.
1978 S. Roberts in New Classic No.5, 26Arrest of Bantoes without passes, arrest of Hobos in parks, arrest of noisy Bantoes outside kafees.
1979 Sunday Times 26 Aug. 3The white couple behind the counter looked like retired pensioners who had invested their last penny in this ramshackle kaffee.
1990 Sunday Times 1 Apr. 19The small-town kafee society of remote rural life which has no English equivalent.
1990 R. Stengel January Sun 43The shop proved not much to look at (it was actually a kafee, the Afrikaans term for a simple café or coffee shop; tearoom was too genteel a description).
1990 R. Stengel January Sun 59Driving down Murray Avenue he passes Travolta’s Take-Aways, a popular kafee among the young people because it has a video game. ‘A Greek kafee,’ de la Rey calls it...All the kafees in Brits are run by Greeks or Portuguese immigrants.
café.

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