In Germany, we had had breakfast, at noon the main meal, 'lunch', and supper in the evening (bread/rolls with cheeses and sausages.
Many had in between a second breakfast and coffee/cake/biscuits in the afternoon.
While afternoon coffee with various cakes and pastries is considered typical German, in the Bergisches Land (Country of Berg, east of Rhine river, south of the Ruhr) a "Bergische Kaffeetafel" consists of a lot of coffee, sweet yeast buns (with or without raisins), various black and rye breads, sweet spreads as well as hearty things to put on your bread like honey, pear- or apple butter or sugar beet butter, are joined with butter, quark, and cheese, in addition to blood pudding and liverwurst, ham as well as various cakes and, in some places, boiled or scrambled eggs. Another essential item: rice pudding with cinnamon and sugar and freshly baked Bergish waffles with hot sour cherries.
When I'd been in the navy in the 70's, we just got coffee and biscuits in the afternoon ... besides on Thursday, which was called (a tradition since at least 1727) "seamen's Sunday", when we got cakes and tarts.