a <vast> and expensive cafe

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Quote: He wanted to open a restaurant on the Riviera where nothing but chicken pie would be served. Or else a vast and expensive café where people would pay to make their own sandwiches.

Question: Is this a café of a very large area? But in my impression cafes usually don't have a lot of space. Am I right?

Source: The Moslem Wife by Mavis Gallant, a short story from her collection ‘Paris Stories’, which you can find in Google Books by the title Paris Stories. (Paragraph 1, Page 103.)

Thanks to whoever can help!
  • Andygc

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    British English
    Vast means very large. It would be a very large café. There's no reason why a café can't be vast.
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