Ordering in a café

Listen to people ordering food and drinks in a café to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.


Customer 1: Can I have an orange juice, please?

Server: Regular or large?

Customer 1: How big is a large?

Server: This is a large. This is a regular.

Customer 1: I'll have a large, then, please. Without ice.

Server: OK, coming up.

Customer 1: Sorry, I wanted freshly squeezed orange juice.

Server: I'm afraid we only have bottled juices.

Customer 1: Oh, then I'll have an apple juice instead, please.

Server: Here you go. That's £3.50, please.

Customer: Thanks.

Server: Thank you.

Server: Can I help anyone?

Customer 2: Who's next?

Customer 3: You were first, I think.

Customer 2: What teas do you have?

Server: Breakfast tea, mint and green tea.

Customer 2: A mint tea and a slice of lemon cake, please.

Server: To eat in or take away?

Customer 2: Take away, please.

Server: There you go. That'll be £4.20, please.

Customer 2: Sorry, I've only got a fifty.

Server: That's OK. Here's your change … 5, 10, 30, 50.

Server: Who's next?

Customer 4: Can I have a ...

Customer 3: Sorry, I think I was in front of you. 

Customer 4: Oh, sorry! 

Customer 3: Can I have a chocolate chip cookie, please?

Server: Would you like a drink with that?

Customer 3: No, thanks. Just the cookie.

Server: OK, then. That's 95p, please.

Customer 3: Thanks. I think that's right.

Server: 50, 70, 80, 85, 90, 92, 94, yep, 95. Thank you.

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Submitted by maljber on Fri, 29/07/2022 - 13:54


I buy every day amrecano cafe and a a lot sweets

Submitted by kirito25 on Wed, 27/07/2022 - 09:36


Actually, When i go to my college

Submitted by ohroyal on Tue, 21/06/2022 - 17:40


Few times, just when i'm at the college

Submitted by Mm1111 on Tue, 14/06/2022 - 18:56


I seldom go to cafe because I prefer to buy at the supermarket and take my breakfast in my house

Submitted by Mohamed Ahmed … on Tue, 14/06/2022 - 08:39


I often make my own drink in home with a mint it's so nice.

Submitted by khaled67 on Wed, 11/05/2022 - 22:19


I use to buy coffe from cafes, I think is better than prepare it at home.

Submitted by raha1989 on Wed, 11/05/2022 - 15:41


i make coffe in home by my self almost every day because that help me keep doing my job

Submitted by Andres Cuchimaque on Fri, 22/04/2022 - 17:39


I use to buy coffe from cafes, I think is better than prepare it at home.

Submitted by Rlp on Wed, 06/04/2022 - 06:20


It isn't usually, I only two or three times I bought a coffee in coffee shop.

Submitted by trongbumchiu on Thu, 31/03/2022 - 22:37


When I lived in VietNam, I mean my country, I went to the coffee house once a day. But now I'm going on the trip to Canada, the cafe is far from my residence, so I almost don't go there in a week, and go at the weekend instead.

Submitted by dennishrf on Fri, 25/03/2022 - 12:04


Hi. This is Dennis, from Brazil. Thanks a lot for sharing these materials. They are so useful for me. I finished my English course a long time ago and now I can review the content and also improve it too.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Thu, 24/03/2022 - 16:38


I buy drinks and snacks every weekend from a café.

Submitted by Magidaa on Sun, 13/03/2022 - 06:21


I don't like drink coffee but sometimes I drink with my family and friends.

Submitted by jmajo on Fri, 28/01/2022 - 16:30


I rarely buy drinks or snacks from cafés, I usually make my own meals and snacks in my daily routine and generally I drink a mug of black tea with lemon and a slice of ginger. When I don't have much time to make my meal I buy a piece of pie or a sandwich at the canteen in my work.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 21/12/2021 - 06:55


I would like eating and drinking out. so I go different places to try their foods and drinks.

Submitted by zehrizer on Sat, 18/12/2021 - 11:21


How often do you buy drinks or snacks from cafés?

ı rarely go to a cafe. ı prefer buy something from markets and prepare drink or cookie my self instead it.

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Wed, 08/12/2021 - 17:51


I go to the coffee shop every day to drink a cup of coffee because I'm designer and I need to drink that.

Submitted by nikta on Sat, 13/11/2021 - 16:47


not much. I usually make by myself.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Thu, 11/11/2021 - 09:05


Not so much, but when I set in a cafe I prefere a freshly squeezed orange juice.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Mon, 08/11/2021 - 09:50


sometimes because i often buy snacks or drinks in convenient store.

Submitted by KyawMinThu on Tue, 26/10/2021 - 10:55


I sometimes buy drinks or snacks for cafés.

Submitted by vuhoap on Wed, 20/10/2021 - 13:14


I rarely buy drinks or snacks from cafes. Instead I usually buy it at the supermarket while shopping for food.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Mon, 04/10/2021 - 11:38


I buy tea or coffee. I like very much tea.

Submitted by Andrea Valencia on Tue, 10/08/2021 - 15:56

Lately I often buy water or coffee in a café.

Submitted by KATIELLE RAIAN… on Sat, 10/07/2021 - 14:29

I hardly ever eat or drink anything outside the house.

Submitted by Munirah Saad 20 on Mon, 24/05/2021 - 10:26

I was sometimes buy coffee but now I seldom do that because I have a coffee machine now and I will buy another for my office in future .
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Fri, 09/04/2021 - 14:06

I rarely visit cafés... :|

Submitted by victor.07 on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 23:00

Actually, I don't buy in the coffees often

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 04:24

When I was in university, then I and my friends frequently go to the canteen and bought cold drink, Samosa, and other many things.We spend long time in canteen.

Submitted by tvkien on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 04:30

Not much, I sometimes go to the cafe with my colleagues and drink a cup of tea or freshly squeezed orange juice.

Submitted by Veronikka on Sun, 28/03/2021 - 23:44

Before pandemic, I bought drinks or some desserts every weekend. I went to cafés with my mom, and We ate some desserts such us chocolate cake, apple pie, etc. Now, I dont go outside, because my country is blockdown.

Submitted by 7s_mila on Sun, 28/03/2021 - 19:02

I drink coffee in the coffee shop twice a week, but I don,t buy snacks.

Submitted by SaraMessa on Thu, 25/03/2021 - 15:05

I go to cafè once a week. I usually order drinks like aperitif. Sometimes I order tea with cookies.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Mon, 22/03/2021 - 22:57

My wife very like buy something from a cafe, and now I like too. We like buy drinks or snacks on weekend.

Submitted by Seba on Mon, 22/03/2021 - 16:28

I like to go to the café every weekend with my parents

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Sun, 21/03/2021 - 02:18

I love cafes! I buy drink and food 3 or 4 times per week. but these days, I can't go to cafe so much because I stay home more than before. I made coffee and baking cakes by myself instead.

Submitted by Anonimusezio on Thu, 18/03/2021 - 18:50

i have never tried to buy snack, only cofee in starbucks, and they are not worth it
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Submitted by mirtha on Thu, 11/03/2021 - 16:55

I rarely buy drinks or snacks from cafés.

Submitted by Giuliana on Wed, 10/03/2021 - 15:59

I don't go a cafes with often but when i go, always i stay there and i buy a lot of things

Submitted by Majidaa909 on Sat, 06/03/2021 - 10:52

I will go in the cafa twice time in the year.

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Wed, 24/02/2021 - 14:36

I like going to cafés, I buy drinks and snacks every weekend, I will go there as soon as I can.

Submitted by vespinosa10 on Mon, 22/02/2021 - 15:27

when i going to the cofes i onlyn buy drinks for example i like frappes.

Submitted by ajoomy1 on Wed, 10/02/2021 - 11:26

Maybe 3 or 2 times in a week.

Submitted by senaguner on Sat, 30/01/2021 - 17:13

When I go out If I tired I buy coffee as drink. If I very hungry I buy some snacks when I was out.

Submitted by kautsar on Sat, 30/01/2021 - 11:19

Only about one time per month because i prefer to eating my mom's cook

Submitted by In on Wed, 27/01/2021 - 10:29

I buy food or drinks from coffees around one or two times per week.

Submitted by Leila77 on Mon, 25/01/2021 - 18:43

I think I have never bought drinks or snacks from cafés.

Submitted by German on Fri, 15/01/2021 - 00:34

I often buy drinks and snacks from cafés. I like to buy cofee and drink and eat snacks on the cafés

Submitted by paola Beltran on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 16:00

I´m going to cafe sometimes in the month, I buy a slice of cake and coffee and I eat in