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.

Transcript

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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During weekdays, in my break time, I go to our nearest cafeteria to take away a drink. Usually, I buy orange or lemon juice, because they include many vitamins and are fresh to drink, so I gain energy for the rest of the day. And for snacks, I prefer to get them from my home instead of buying them in the cafeteria.
i often buy when i am in the work ..and some time ask my husbend bring some desert to home from cafe.
it is quite often, when I hang out with my friends we chose a coffee shop and order cakes and drinks.
I rarely buy drinks and snacks from the cafes, I just buy them when I go to the cafes with my friends at the weekend. And when I travel with my family. I always buy drinks and snacks from the supermarket, it is cheaper. I like freshly squeezed juice because it is good for health. I don't like fatty food. instead I like vegetable.
I seldom buy drink or snacks in coffees. That can happen when I get on travel to go the mountain or to the beach in the Summer.
I buy coffee or snacks pretty often. Actually, mostly coffee. I'm a coffee nerd and just can't imagine my life without it. Talking about snacks, I prefer something with meat, especially when I'm in a rush and don't have much time for eating at home and cafe
Sometimes when I have free time I like to meet friend in a coffee shop to talk to them and drink a good coffee
I usually buy drinks or snacks from cafes about once a fortnight. Sometimes, more often. I like freshly squeezed juice with a slice of chocolate cake, a cookie or a pastry.
I rarely go to cafes as i don't like fast food items or any other rich food. I prefer home made food than the fast food items. Besides, it seems to me the drinks and snacks of cafes are unhygienic. That's why i try my best to avoid these as much as i can.
Sometimes. To drink a coffee (in a coffee shop) in my city (and my country almost generally), I have to go to the shopping mall, because here is allways very hot.
Each time separately , in the morning i take drinks and snacks , in the afternoon I take only drinks
I rarely go to cafe, but in our country you can have a freshly squezzed apple juice only for 1 pound.)
I often go at cafés because I like drinking Italian coffee and staying in for a nice chat with my friends.
I like to cook at home and inviting my friends to enjoy my freshly squeezed fruit cocktail without sugar and my spécial cake.I am a good an cake and juice are my specialities.
I rarely buy drinks or snacks from cafe, because it’s expensive and I’d rather to buy anything from markets.
Sometimes, i go to the coffee with my friend. We order something to drink like coffee, fruit juice, milk tea. And after that, we have had some pleasure story to talk about daily life in my country.
actually i rarely go to cafe, because im not to like cafe, i more like go to market or restaurant
i rarely do when i hang out with my friends , we take some snacks but not from coffe , because there are many snack shops here arround my hometown .
Rarely, I buy a drink at a café because it is more expensive than the market. However, when I am traveling in places different to my city, I buy local or traditional drinks like coffee, mojito, some kind of juice.
Almost everyday, in my break time i used to buy a Caffe and a slice of chocolate cake in the nearest caffe.
after having a salary, I and my friends often go to shopping, then I usually buy a freeze matcha with ice cream in the Highlands coffee. because of corona virus, i came my country so I can't it.
I oftenment buy drinks and snacks for eat in home with my daugther or myy frineds, seeing films. I like very much.
actually i rarely buy drinks and snacks from cafe or restuarant. bxz where i live i could not to find any cafe. but sometimes my friends and i go to market for shopping after that we go to cafe and order some fresh fruit joices... we enjoy with each other this is very pleasure time for all of us. this situation feels me to establish new cafe near my house to offer some drinks and joices for our people...
Sometimes I go to a cafe and I prefer to drink french coffee with a piece of chocolate cake .
In our country situation is different. There are so many tea shop near to road side. I frequently take my breakfast road side tea shop. Usually, i drink red tea and bread, sometimes banana and cookies also. And evening when i return from office i eat butter naan with vegetables and a cup of tea twice in a week. Other day take noodles and some local fast food.
Hi! I often buy drinks and snacks from cafés. I often visit a cafeteria with my husband, we buy strawberry shakes and croissant. Regards, AM
I often hang on with my friends and we drink tea milk, tea, fruits, eat several food snacks, talks about life and some private story, have fun talking.
Every morning my coworkers and I go to the Cafe store near to the office and we buy coffee for everyone. I usually like to drink an orange juice well freshly squeezed and eat a slice of bread. We also have a good time.
I don't buy them from cafes... I buy them from supermarkets! i do it seldom, because I don't into them so much!
Some time I purchase snacks but usually I did not like it.. but I like cold drink with biryani, whenever I go to Bazar I ordered biryani along with cold drink..
In our country everything buy from shops and markets there isn't any cafe shop if it's it doesn't buy anything else
I do not usually buy drink let alone snacks . I hadrly ever buy drinks because i do not often go cafés if it happens i order Vinto with milk it is very popular in our local cafés . last time i bought drink was three months ago while i was eating in a cafateria . I am not totally keen on snacks like biscuits 'sweets 'gam and so on.
When I go to a cafe, usually offer a cup of coffee and a glass of water. Then I eat some chocolate. cake. My wife offer coke and strawberry cake. She likes that too much. You know children always want to drink coke and eat pizza.