[Talk-us] Bar vs Pub vs Restaurant in the US?

Harald Kliems kliems at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 17:58:40 UTC 2016

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 12:17 PM Greg Troxel <gdt at lexort.com> wrote:

> That's not what the OSM tag means; it's more european.  In OSM, "cafe"
> means (usually) that there is real food, but (always) that you order at
> a counter and then either take it yourself or have the staff bring it to
> you.  However, a coffee shop is very probably a cafe under this
> definition.  But so is a place that has real food cooked by a chef,
> except that you don't get waited on.
> Where do you get the order-at-the-counter vs table service part from? I
don't see that in the wiki, and the picture on the amenity=cafe page shows
a waiter in an Austrian cafe, who most likely will take your order at the
table. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dcafe Furthermore,
there is a separate tag for self service

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