This 'Bucks was remodeled recently. The biggest change? One of the baristas calls me "dear" after every sentence. You'd think I'd find it patronizing but instead I think it's quite school-ma'am-ly, like a matronly hug. Not that I ever went to private school in England (although it's confusingly called "public school" there, which just goes to show what can happen if you have in-bred aristocrats ruling society) but it's a friendly joint.
The coffee is Starbucks coffee: functional, serviceable, jolt-y, and often burned but acceptable if you have a caffeine need. They have several easy chairs in this place, and it's never been that busy when I've dropped by in the middle of the afternoon. So you can plomp down, whack open the laptop, and happily dab away for a while quite comfortably.
I only go to Starbucks for Chai tea lattes and this one makes them the best!
The kids who work in this Starbucks are honest and hardworking. They always remember me and my drink. They also make wonderful drinks.
Starbucks always provides lots of place to sit and sip a cup of coffee and read a book, but at this location people watching can be just as entertaining! I've seen a few celebs walk in and order a cup to go. Iced white mochas are the best!