Spanish cafeterías trade primarily in the snack market, providing coffee-break style catering from breakfast to dinner-time. Although alcoholic beverages can be purchased, most of their sales are coffees, pastries, sandwiches and tapas. They are busy practically all day, serving breakfast, elevenses, aperitifs, after-lunch coffee, merienda and pre-dinner drinks. Originally, they evolved from the traditional café, but their decor reflects a faster, more functional and "modern" approach to customer service. Cafetería prices are slightly higher than in bars and there is an official ratings system which determines prices within three categories; establishments are also allowed to charge more for table or terrace service.

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