Would you please tell me if I am correct to think that Italians use the masculine noun “caffè” to mean both “coffee – the beverage” and “coffee shop - a type of restaurant”.
Thank you very much.
it is so: we use the masculine noun “caffè” to mean both “coffee – the hot beverage” and “coffee shop/ coffee bar, i.e. a type of restaurant where cups of coffee, hot drinks such as a cup of hot chocolate or a cup of tea, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, cocktails, juices, cakes, and often small meals are served.
Have a nice afternoon,