Hello everbody!

If you're in a cafe, would you say "I want a coffee or I would like a coffee" ?

Thank you!
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"Would like" is much more polite, especially with "please" added. "want" is demanding, and not as polite.
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Thank you! But which is more likely to hear in this situation?
Would like.

I suppose it depends who you hang out with.

Some people may even say "Give me a medium coffee." I'd find that appalling.
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Thank you very much!
Ordering a cup of coffee:

I'd like a cup of coffee, please.

I'd like a cup of coffee.

I'll have a cup of coffee.

I'll have (a) coffee.

Coffee, please.

Just coffee. / Just a coffee. / Coffee.


Not I want.

CJ
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Thanks a lot CalifJim!
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