Definition of café noir in English:

café noir

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Pronunciation: /ˌkafeɪ ˈnwɑː
, ˌkafɪ/


[mass noun]
  • Black coffee.
    More example sentences
    • Since we had already done that we left them there and went off on our own to walk the streets around the museum and have a café noir.
    • A story went the rounds of one agent who went to a café and asked for a café noir - this was a mistake, because a café noir was the only kind available, milk being rationed, and his ‘cover’ was blown.
    • In France, a café noir is a single shot of espresso and not a mug of black American coffee which is called a café filtre.



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