Coffeehouse, coffee shop, and café are related terms for an establishment which primarily serves prepared coffee or other hot beverages. It shares some of the same characteristics of a bar or restaurant, but it is different from a cafeteria. As the name suggests, coffeehouses focus on providing coffee and tea as well as light snacks.

A coffee shop offers various coffee drinks, prepared using various brewing methods. Most common drinks are brewed coffee, espresso, latte and cappuccino. More recently, newer brewing methods have emerged into coffee shops including hand drip, cold drip, and syphon.