Woke’s no joke: breakfast cafe’s name awakens US conservative ire

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Carmen Quiroga called her cafe ‘Woke’ to signal to customers ‘Wake up and have a coffee’. What could possibly go wrong?

A Connecticut restaurant has been forced to defend itself in the face of conservative anger over its name: “Woke”.

The owner of the newly opened restaurant, Carmen Quiroga, said she had intended to communicate, “Wake up and have a coffee,” when she named her business in Coventry, Connecticut.

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