small booth offering goods and services, or forming a shelter for loisirs

Kiosk in English-speaking countries means a small booth offering goods and services. For example, it might sell packaged food, drinks, cigarettes and newspapers. They can still be seen on some train stations.

Kiosk in the form of a café. Gran Canaria.

In Paris the old kiosks which sold newspapers, cigarettes and tickets are being replaced. The replacements are said to be more functional but less charming.[1]

In oriental countries like Persia or Turkey, it means a building which is rather more larger and grander than that. It is a self-standing building (a separate building).


  1. Les anciens kiosques parisiens seront bien remplacés [1]