n restaurant (esp in a factory or college) in which customers collect their meals on trays from a counter 自助食堂（尤指工厂或学校中自己用托盘从柜台领取食物的）.
[Date: 1800-1900; Language: American Spanish;Origin:'coffee shop', from Spanish café 'coffee']
a restaurant, often in a factory, college etc, where you choose from foods that have already been cooked and carry your own food to a table
British Equivalent: canteen
the school cafeteria
1. All students have to eat in the cafeteria. 所有学生都要在自助餐馆里吃饭。