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Pronunciation: (kaf"i-tēr'ē-u), [key]
1. a restaurant in which patrons wait on themselves, carrying their food to tables from counters where it is displayed and served.
2. a lunchroom or dining hall, as in a factory, office, or school, where food is served from counters or dispensed from vending machines or where food brought from home may be eaten.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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