Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Starbucks (The First Starbucks at Pike Place)

Ambiance: A take out place, no place to sit, more of a tourist attraction

Seating/Wait time: No seats.  Extremely long line-ups.

Dress Code: No shoes, no shirt, no service!

Crowd: Everybody


Personal Remarks:  It's just the name!  This flagship location is not going anywhere, and others, as well as myself come here for the sake of saying that we did.

The coffee here isn't made with magic ferry dust compared to other Starbucks.  The only difference is this place get's more foot traffic and tourists.

This place has great unique cups as souvenirs which aren't over priced, most of the cups were under $10.00, which is not bad.

Even though this place has non-stop line up's, you will order a drink here.  It's the same as going to Disneyland, you don't like the 3 hour line up, but you always find yourself in one.
The most annoying thing about this experience is that after being in one line for 30 minutes waiting for someone to take your drink order, you'll shimmy over to the next line up which was just as long to wait another 20 or so minutes to pick up your drink.  OH JOY!!!!

This location has no seating.  Simple reason, they're so busy, they don't want you to stay longer than you have to.  Besides, the entire store is a line up or people browsing the wall of souvenirs.

What did I order? My usual, a Peppermint Mocha, I indulged and ordered a "Venti" because we drove all the way here and it seemed stupid not to order the Venti after all that waiting.

Value: 3/5 Overall: 3/5

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