Differences between the restaurant and cafe
Café - catering. The range of products sold are divided into: ice-cream parlor, tearoom, coffee and milk, according to the contingent: youth, children, etc. But we are considering in the context of this article the usual cafe. Since specialized very different from the restaurants, but the medium randomness cafe is much smaller and thus capture the difference is not easy..
Restaurant (from Fr. Restaurer, recover, consolidate) - catering business with a wide range of complex food preparation, including custom and branded, wine and spirits, tobacco and confectionery products, increased levels of service combined with recreation.
It should be noted that the restaurant in American English - any business catering in general, not just a restaurant. Due to the general globalization, a term meaning the U.S. is spreading around the world and our country is no exception. As a result, we have developed a lack of clear criteria differ from the cafe restaurant. However, we can operate with State standards and regulations, which were invented a long time.
So, judging from the guest, the difference from the restaurant's cafe in the presence of a banquet hall and private rooms. However, now there is a trend out of the banquet hall, and, if necessary - a combination of tables for the banquet. In separate rooms, too, is not so simple. As a result, the appearance will not be able to determine. Moving on...
Air conditioning and ventilation in the restaurant should be the optimum temperature and humidity in the Cafe permissible. The average person - not a specialist, to determine the optimal or acceptable temperature and humidity, in my opinion, it is simply impossible.
Additional items can be skipped ghost, but when you come to the point of table linen, we find significant differences between the cafes and restaurants. Namely, in the restaurants linen napkins and tablecloths in cafés are permitted by GOST paper napkins and no tablecloths. This is the main difference that allows you to define you in a cafe or restaurant.
Not a noticeable difference - is that the restaurant is meant the execution of any visitor wishes for the production of food (maybe in front of the visitor), the cafe is not implied. Check only empirically.
If you are not served by waiters, and you pick up the food yourself - this cafe. However, there is a cafe with waiter service.
As a guest in the restaurant always sounds musical accompaniment, the cafe is not required. In fact, very rarely in the cafe there is no musical accompaniment.
It is also a guest that if equipped with a special smoking room or area, it is a restaurant, this item is controversial, however, it is present.
By the way, according to Moscow standards, recommended in a cafe smoking room / area.
But in restaurants can accommodate cooking, unlike coffee, it is strange, and everywhere in the cafe, too, saw the cooking.
If you sum up the only indisputable difference that I found shoveled norms and ghosts, this tablecloth and cloth napkins, everything else is easy to imagine in a cafe and a restaurant. However, even this, like, a distinct difference can be refuted, since there are already institutions where there is no table cloths, and in general, interior, comfort furniture, lighting and product range they are likely to be classified as restaurants.
And finally, the differences in the status of institutions affecting factors (rent, salaries, etc.), so often institution for all the services provided may be referred to the restaurant, but because the owner of the establishment of saving money, is still called Cafe.