What would be a good way to ask a young woman to coffee?

Would “Veux-tu du café?” be correct?

I would like for it to sound casual. She's 20-something.


If you want to ask someone to go have coffee with you, the simplest way is probably to ask:

Veux-tu aller prendre un café?
Voudrais-tu aller prendre un café? (seems a little more hesistant)

You're asking if they want to grab a coffee. The part about sitting down in a coffee shop and talking is implied.

If you want to ask someone if they want a cup of coffee, like offering to get one or even pay for one, you can say:

Veux-tu un café?

If you're at home and have the means to make and/or pour coffee, you can ask if they want some coffee:

Veux-tu du café?

  • Thanks! Would it be unusual to just ask "café?" and signal at a coffee place? Or would it sound rude? – user6051 Nov 7 '14 at 4:12
  • @user6051 If you're walking in front of a coffee place, or at least can see a coffee shop, that would be just fine. – Kareen Nov 7 '14 at 4:51
  • @user6051, if you found the answer useful you should consider accepting it and also up-voting. – Marc Nov 7 '14 at 5:46
  • @Marc Ok, did it. New to stack exchange. Thanks – user6051 Nov 7 '14 at 5:48
  • @Kareen Btw, I see you're from Quebec and reside in California. I'm in California too and hope to visit Montreal soon. – user6051 Nov 7 '14 at 5:51

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