Tabernae and cauponae: the establishments of ancient Rome

Tabernae and cauponae were two different types of establishments in ancient Rome.
The cauponae were restaurants where people went to eat and drink, and their furnishings included a brickwork counter in which were placed the earthenware containers or amphorae that stored food; they were also equipped with shelves that displayed cutlery, and a small oven for bread.
The tabernae, on the other hand, were more like taverns where the poor went to eat and sometimes even sleep.