Is there a individual catchall word for a establishment that serves beverages such as: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa.

We have words for places that serve any one of those: Coffeehouse, Teahouse, Cocoahouse. but what of one for all of them?

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    Welcome to ELU. Did you look up the words in a thesaurus to see what might fit? Coffeehouse for example, yields cafe, teashop and tearoom, none of which are restricted to coffee or tea (or cocoa). – Andrew Leach Sep 3 '16 at 20:39
  • Adding to what @AndrewLeach says, you can get a good idea how these words are used by just searching the internet. I can find coffeehouses, teahouses, and cocoahouses that sell all types of beverages. How are you planning to use the term? – Laurel Sep 3 '16 at 20:56
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    Coffeehouse also has a historical meaning, especially in eighteenth century Britain. While they did serve coffee, they also served as a place to exchange news, put letters in the bags for ships, foment revolution, etc. – David Handelman Sep 3 '16 at 22:04
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    And teahouse can have other meanings too. – David Handelman Sep 3 '16 at 22:05
  • @DavidHandelman Yes, and to that we should add Edward Lloyd's coffee shop in 17th century London, a proto-bourse for marine (ships & cargo) insurance which gave rise to Lloyd's of London, still (arguably) the world's most important underwriter/insurer (Wikipedia). – Peter Point Sep 4 '16 at 3:17

Café generally covers all beverages including coffee, tea, cocoa, wine, and beer, and includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Teahouse focuses on lunch and teatime and includes all three infusions with an emphasis on pastries. You could refer to the establishment as either, and most people would know that you can get all there beverages.

  • The ubiquitous cafe (unable to accent 'e') is used internationally in the developed (and developing) world for an eatery serving all the above beverages, but in the UK most High Street cafes are unlicensed to serve alcohol and offer soft-drinks, tea, coffee but rarely cocoa. Lunch(-eon) and most certainly dinner in a UK High Street cafe would not include dishes that would meet most people's expectations. A cooked breakfast would. "Teahouse" has Chinese connotations of assignations, paid for or otherwise. Tea is also on the menu. Suggest substitute Tea Shop for "teahouse" in comment above. – Peter Point Sep 4 '16 at 3:48
  • Café works for me, in the U.S. Also Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. I believe in Canada one would say Tim Horton's. I don't drink any of those things, only water and herbal tea, so I can't swear they serve hot chocolate in all of those establishments, but I think so. – aparente001 Sep 4 '16 at 4:16
  • And then of, of course, there's the expression "Cafe Society" which has little to do with cafes but refers to a socialites, writers, philosophers and assorted glitterati who frequent fashionable establishments and become the staple fodder of newspaper gossip columnists. – Peter Point Sep 4 '16 at 5:00

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