Ordering Coffee in English

You are tired and thirsty. You want some coffee. You walk into a cafe, and realize you have to order in English! Here is what you need to know to get what you want.

What you’ll hear:

What you’ll need:

Next in line, please.
Who’s next?
I can help who’s next.
Can I help whoever’s next?

Hi, there. What can I get you?
What are you having?
What’ll it be?
What would you like?
What can I do for you?

Would you like milk or cream?
Do you take milk or cream?
How many sugars do you want?

Is that for here or to go?

I’ll take a …
I’ll have a …
I’d like a …
Can I have a … ?
Could you get me a … ?

I’d like that for here.
I’ll take that to go.

Thank you!

Vocabulary :

Coffee             Latte            Cappuccino            Espresso            Decaf/Decaffeinated coffee       Black coffee
Tea           Loose leaf tea        Decaf/Decaffeinated tea         Herbal tea
Cream           Creamer           Milk            Sugar           Sweetener
For here             To stay          To go 
Stirrer              Paper sleeve

 ordering coffee

Example Dialogue

Barista:  Can I help who’s next?

You: Yes, Hi! I’d like a large black coffee, please.

Barista: Is that for here or to go?

You: Um, for here, I guess.

Barista: Do you want cream or sugar with that?

You: Oh, no, I just want it black, thanks.

Barista: Ok, sure. Here you go. Enjoy!

You: Thanks!


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