|The downtown Starbucks, between Dimple Records & The Posh Bagel||The University Mall Starbucks, on Russell & Anderson||The Starbucks Drive-Thru in West Davis||The Starbucks at the ARC|
|Downtown Location||Central Davis Location||West Davis Location||UC Davis ARC Location|
|208 F Street (next to Dimple Records)||825 Russell, Suite 24 (in University Mall)||2038 Lyndell Terrace (Hwy 113 & Covell)||Next to the The Pavilion at ARC, off Parking Lot 25 and also another at The Silo with different hours|
|Mon-Tue 5:30am-8pm, Wed 5:30am-9pm, Thu-Sat 6am-9pm, Sun 6am-8pm||Mon-Fri 6:00am-9:00pm||Mon-Fri 5:00am-10:00pm||Mon-Thu 7:00am-1:00am & Fri 7:00am-9:00pm|
|Sat 6:00am-9:00pm||Sat-Sun 5:00am-10:00pm||Sat 8:00am-9:00pm & Sun 9:00am-Midnight|
Starbucks is an omnipresent coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, WA. There are eight locations in Davis. There are three full-sized Corporate Starbucks and five Licensed Starbucks. The licensed Starbucks cafes include Safeway, Target, the Silo, and the Arc. The Scrubs Cafe is a Sodexo Cafe but serves Starbucks through a food service contract. For other coffee places in Davis, see Cafes.
Unlimited free WiFi is now offered by Starbucks at their corporate run stores as of July 1, 2010. You can tell the difference between licensed Starbucks stores and corporate run Starbucks stores due to the fact that corporate Starbucks stores provide free WiFi through the Starbucks WiFi network. Licensed locations may offer their own WiFi, but it is not through the Starbucks network.
If you get a Starbucks Gift Card and register it online at their website, you will get free refills on brewed or ice coffee or tea during the same store visit. In addition, you earn points for free drinks or food when you use that card at Starbucks. You can also get a free drink for your birthday. Registering your card online protects the value on the card in case the card is lost or stolen. Most grocery store and Target Starbucks now accept the Starbucks gift card.
Also, Starbucks may send you an email and notify you that they have added an extra $5.00 on to your card for being a loyal member. The free $5.00 reward is chosen by computer and is completely random.
A few years ago, the media reported that Starbucks closed 600 stores http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25482250/. None of the stores in Davis were on the closure list. All of the stores in Davis remained open: PDF file listing store closuresInteractive map with store closings by state.
On Earth Day Friday April 22, 2011 Starbucks gave away free brewed coffee and tea if you brought in a reusable cup. Starbucks celebrated 40 years in 2011.
March 8th-10th, Starbucks is showing us their new branding, dedicating themselves to local communities like ours and is giving away free treats whenever we buy our regular cup-o-joe or whatever else we might be drinking.
Full-sized Starbucks (Corporate Stores)
One is in Central Davis, in the University Mall. It's the closest coffee to the Cuarto dorms. This means that if you're a Freshman in those dorms you'll probably head over there a lot. The place is usually really packed, and everyone studies there. Note: Large groups arriving near closing will cause difficulties for many of the employees (most of whom are students), though it is their job to serve, they probably will not be the happiest campers at this hour. Starbucks is a rather popular place, however many people find that Old Teahouse is a better place for chatting and hanging out.
The second is Downtown on F Street. It's got less studying going on, but that's mainly because most of the seats are outside.
The third Starbucks features a Drive-Thru and is near the Sutter Hospital in West Davis. Although this location used to get packed out pretty quickly on weekends, in Fall of 2010 the store expanded into the adjacent unit (formerly occupied by a Dominos), effectively doubling its seating capacity. The upgrade incorporated more outlets as well, making this location much nicer for studying. The parking lot is still limited (it was always a problem), though some of the spaces have also been converted to 10 minute spaces.
A Licensed Starbucks is located in South Davis and North Davis Safeway. One could argue that it is not, in fact, a true Starbucks but they would be wrong. It does feature an employee in a genuine Starbucks uniform serving genuine Starbucks beverages. Food is provided by Starbucks. However, as it is a mere supermarket booth kiosk contraption, seating is limited. There is a bar at the window nearby in the South Davis Safeway Starbucks, but I wouldn't call the experience pleasant. This is the Starbucks one might utilize if one finds oneself in the South Davis Safeway with a strong craving for coffee.
The Starbucks workers inside of Safeway are actually Safeway employees trained by Starbucks (and sometimes/always work exclusively at the coffee bar.) However, because they are Safeway employees they receive union benefits such as occasional time off. Then again, baristas at the corporate stores receive decent pay (better than the employees working at the Safeway kiosks) and a healthy benefits package, including paid vacation hours accumulated based on hours worked.
Another Licensed Starbucks is located at the ARC and opened February 24th, 2009. It replaced what used to be the ARC's Center Court Cafe. It is run by Sodexo and has different prices than a Corporate Starbucks store. Brenan's Starbucks is also a licensed location that is staffed by Sodexo employees. It became a full service licensed Starbucks in 2011 after completing renovations. Previously, Brenan's simply served Starbucks drinks, but did not offer a full menu of Starbucks foods.
A new licensed Starbucks staffed by Starbucks trained Target employees is inside of the new Davis Target store. No WiFi.
Scrubs Cafe is an unlicensed location but serves Starbucks drinks through a food service contract. This location does not get their food from Starbucks, but is supplied freshly baked items from Sodexo.
Starbucks offers an 8 oz., or "short" version of its hot drinks, for about 30 cents less than the 12 oz. "tall" versions. Sometimes, this is the better deal - for example, you get a more concentrated cappuccino, since you lose 4 oz. of frothy milk. This size is not advertised yet is featured for drinks such as the Kids Hot Chocolate, Espresso Con Panna, and Espresso Macchiato.
Vegan options include soy lattes and Frappuccino Juice Blends, as well as the off-menu Blended Strawberry Lemonade.
Starbucks' business practices have caused a great deal of ire in a not-so-small segment of the population. Such sentiments are voiced in websites such as Starbucked.com. Starbucked stickers can be found stuck in various places around Davis (photo request). Even some critics, however, disregard Starbucked.com for a perceived shrill and eccentric tone. Anti-Starbucks sentiments are also held by some involved in the local slow food movement. Starbucks spends more money on health care for its employees in a year than they spend on coffee. Starbucks provides their employees with health care, free drinks, and other benefits. The founder of Starbucks believes in providing good benefits for his employees even if it reduces the overall profit of the company.
Starbucks has drawn the anger of anti-sweatshop activists, who attack Starbucks' use of cheap, maltreated labor in poor Latin American countries.
Starbucks has enforced policies called C.A.F.E. (Coffee and Farmer Equity) Practices that delve into the social and economic status of its farming regions to help improve life for the farm employees (in even charitable ways such as sharing costs of building hospitals and hiring on-site doctors for farm workers and their families) as well as maintaining the quality of the coffee produced on these farms.
According to Global Exchange, Starbucks buys over 100 million pounds of coffee each year, yet less than 1% is purchased from coffee farmers who are guaranteed a living wage.
Starbucks in 3D
A 3D view of the Starbucks on Lyndell Terrace can be seen in Google Earth. This building was modeled by James Curtis Computing Solutions and was accepted into the 3D buildings layer of Google Earth on Sunday, July 18th 2010. To view this model now you can click Here.
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2006-01-23 05:13:00 The music at the University Mall location is annoyingly loud. I wonder if they do that on purpose to drive people away? —ApolloStumpy
*In my opinion music in almost every venue is annoyingly loud. I don't find Starbucks generally to be that bad an offender in this case. If they are trying to drive students away they should stick to straight up classical anyway, that has been shown to chase away teens in many venues. —rocksanddirt
Classical SUCKS! -douche bag
I know it's against-the-grain to say so, but I have always had positive experiences with Starbucks, both in Davis and elsewhere. They have always been gratious hosts; I have never felt unwelcome or pressured to leave, or had to ask for restroom keys, or such. I especially wish to thank the University Mall Starbucks. YMMV. -SteveDavison
"The only bad experience I had is one time when I really needed to go to the bathroom. I went in, and an employee knocked as soon as I went in. Instead of just finishing, I opened the door. She said to get out, then said something snide. Was there a sign in front? Yes. Was the floor wet, and was anyone doing anything? No. Should I have poured my coffee on the bathroom floor in protest? Yes. I didn't. It was probably within their right (and I suppose the employee was more annoying than the chain in this case), but I feel better after telling that story. Thanks."—MisterProfessor
Aren't all laborers in Latin-American countries "maltreated"? In-fact aren't all workers outside the United States maltreated in our eyes? What about our own practices of child labor prior to World War I? Isn't it all relative? Poor working conditions in our eyes may be glorious compared to how foreign powers treat their peoples. And is that really any of our business? Should we convert them to our capitalistic, superior ways? —AndrewBanta
It would appear that it is our own "capitalistic, superior" ways that are treating the workers in Latin-American countries and so many others poorly. It's not about converting others, it's about improving our own businesses' methods. Perhaps working conditions have improved within our border, but I would venture to say that the way WE treat labor has NOT improved overall, for a huge number of those factories treating their labor so poorly are OURS. For this reason, American businesses like Starbucks are being indicted. Perhaps the fact that they are our businesses make it our business. —BobbyGray
2006-03-28 22:51:21 I order shorts all the time and rarely get funny looks, unless they are new and don't know what a short is. And they always call my drink. That is just silly. —KarenaAslanian
Why is that silly? -Drew
It's silly to say they look at you like you're crazy if you order a short and won't call your drink, as someone did in the above article. They are perfectly fine with people ordering a short, even though it's a bit unusual. — KA
2006-03-30 22:26:08 A barista attacked me at this particular location. Not that anyone could blame him. However, attack may not be as precise a word as one would hope. He hurled a latte at me. Now when I say "hurled" what I mean to say is I picked it up and the lid shattered into oblivion and I was doused in 160 degree chi. Just ask Dude-K, or Mike. —AndrewBanta
2006-04-03 02:18:58 The starbucks at the U-Mall has replaced Mishka's as my favorite cafe in Davis, making this a sad sad day in my life. Sorry Mishka's, you'd be fantastic if you also weren't so goddamn frustrating. —JesseSingh
2006-04-03 02:22:38 Starbucks would be many times more enjoyable if they served things on plates and in glass cups instead of bags and paper cups. —BrianAng
I absolutely concur with that. —JesseSingh
Actually as you place your order you may request porcelain plates and/or cups. I suggest that you ask to have the cup warmed up (by having them run hot water in it, than dumping it out) otherwise your coffee will heat up the cup, and cool itself down, iced/blended drinks may also be placed in glass cups. Save the environment! They will also provide you with a metal fork or spoon if requested. However, curiously enough metal knives have yet to be invented in the world of Starbucks. —AndrewBanta
Why is it that they don't have 20 oz. (Venti) reusable cups? All of the travel coffee cups to buy and reuse are 16 oz... —DavidGrundler
2006-04-05 13:06:03 Generally speaking I've had good experiences at both the UMall and Downtown locations. The Downtown Starbucks more commonly has a selection of a fruit and cheese platter that I like, but there's hardly any seating. I like to go early in the morning (like 6 AM) to get an orange juice and read the Times. The only negative experience I've had is sitting next to a couple of patrons; this old woman was being very loud and rude to her husband ... but Starbucks really has no control over these things. —SS
2006-04-05 15:19:32 Why does everyone love to hate Starbucks so much? They pay their own workers better than what a lot of small coffee spots do, they're clean, the quality is almost always pretty high, they try to stock things like organic and fair-trade coffees. It seems like people just love to hate the big guy, no matter how good the big guy actually is. I've never had anything but good experiences at the Davis Starbucks locations, and they're also one of the few coffee places in town where my friend in a motorized wheelchair doesn't have to get out of her car (and unload the chair, etc) to get coffee in the mornings (at the drive-through location). —EricKlein
2006-04-09 16:22:30 I've always been treated well, and my orders have always come out fine. I still prefer the CoHo, though, just because I tend to be on campus more often than not. —BrianMcFadden
2006-05-03 20:56:06 I don't know whether to brag or whether to sulk, but I've had one Starbucks every day for the past five years. Even on Christmas, I've found one that's open. God, I'm a consumeristic whore. —MichaelGiardina
2006-08-09 03:21:16 Since I manage a starbucks, I took it upon myself to change the page a bit and make it more truthful since some things were on it that just aren't true or were outdated... —JoeRunnels
Any body else see the problem with this? —StevenBaughmeister
The assumption that affiliation implies innate corruption of ethics is questionable. —jw
2006-11-08 21:08:59 lots of sugar and fat in their frapachinos so i just get tea whenever I go there. —AnnThiNguyen
2006-11-08 21:34:12 I used to work at Starbucks in Sacramento but I got fired when I went to jail. I still go there very often. It reminds me of a more innocent day. —JoshFernandez
2007-02-22 12:45:19 I like Starbucks. Unlike some other coffee stops, you always know what you're going to get. The downtown location is incredibly small, however. They need to take over that bagel place. —BriannaBetancourt
2007-02-22 20:03:40 Of course you know what to expect: bad coffee... The first thing to try when judging any coffee shops espresso drinks is straight espresso... If it's not good, make sure you order something with a LOT of milk to cover the taste. —WesHardaker
2007-03-26 17:14:44 After sleepily leaving the radio station at 6am following my KDVS show, I'd often enjoy lounging in their (u-mall branch) cushioned chairs, make a vain attempt at studying, and drinking a drink of some sort. I was glad to have the place to go to. —JosephBleckman
2007-05-29 17:20:44 I know no one cares but F st (downtown) Starbucks is getting a remodel. It's going to become pretty and will soon be selling breakfast sandwiches. The store is almost 20 years old and is getting amuch needed makeover. —EvandeBie
2007-08-03 15:41:27 Well the black ice tea has me and girlfriend hooked it is very very good strong almost like a good home brew tea we love it and the downtown employees are very friendly as is the safeway in south Davis i am very happy with the ice tea year around! —Brians
2008-02-24 20:16:40 It is impossible to study at the University Mall Starbucks. It's even impossible to chat with friends. The reason is the annoyingly loud music! Worse still, the baristas change the music every 2 minutes, mid-song. The effect of their music changing is that you can't concentrate on anything. Even if you've finally adapted and become able to tune out 1 annoying, loud song, they put on another annoying song by a different pop act that's freshly irritating. The coffee servers - but that's something for their manager to deal with. Unless you enjoy being blasted with teen-pop music, teen boy band music, stuff that sounds like Britney Spears, really bad Nashville country music, etc. STAY AWAY! —StevenBaughmeister
2008-02-28 20:15:47 I really like the employees at the U-Mall Starbucks. While I found the music annoyingly loud when I am trying to study, the employees are generally attentive and fast. —Kiran
2008-03-18 13:46:40 While I too find loud music in coffee shops annoying, I do want to differ with why this is. For me a coffee shop is a place to go with people and talk, to exchange ideas. Studying can surely be a part of the experience too, but its a coffee shop not a study hall. Espresso machines are loud, as are blenders and baristas calling out orders. So the place is not going to be a serene bastion of people with their noses in their books or laptops. Loud music is disruptive to the ideal atmosphere a coffee shop can offer. This seems very pertinent given the company's new-found focus back on their coffee and service. —AnthonySoto
2008-03-21 22:47:55 At some Starbucks locations, they ask you for your name so that they can call your drink when it is ready. Do you make up a name or do you use your regular name? What's your Starbucks nickname? Some of my favorites are: Marco(half the store replies with "Polo"), Bobert, and Rover.
2008-03-21 23:49:52 I like Starbucks because all the employees (at least on F Street) are properly trained and know how to make good drinks. I would like to support local shops like Ciocolat over Starbucks, but the inconsistency of those workers lead me to Starbuck's, where I know I'll get a nicely prepared drink. Thank you! :) —davistudent
2008-03-27 22:40:02 Starbucks is good. I don't feel their coffee is as strong as other places, such as Peet;s. I like that they have a "Skinny Latte" and you can ask them to make a "skinny" version of other drinks, like their mochas. —CurlyGirl26
2008-04-21 14:59:34 Do the Davis Starbucks have free wireless? —ElleWeber
Answering my own question: nope
2008-06-07 16:19:45 In response to Jedron: Hey, I was wondering the exact same thing! The idea to use fake names came into mind when somehow, the person taking my order at Starbucks thought the name "Ana" sounded like "Heather." Bobert—that's a good one. —at86
2008-06-29 22:30:05 Just called the F street location and they close in 1 minute =( it might just be temporary for summer like the other location, so I'll let someone else change the info who knows more about it than me. —BlairGoss
2008-07-15 11:42:39 hope this place is not closing for good...still like them better than peets —slt
2008-08-21 13:13:27 I'm really hooked on Peet's . . . I keep Peet's for my home-brewed coffee . . .
OK, but, alas, no complaining as Starbucks is tasty and reliably 'there.' Good choices. When I am in So. Davis Safeway, I'd rather go to Common Grounds for the XTreme Frappe (yum) + chocolate dipped macaroons (yum yum). Common Grounds was there first anyways, and has been one of the best pioneering free wi-fi cafes in Davis. —JasonBundy
2008-08-30 08:00:27 Starbucks is "high quantity of LOW QUALITY" coffee. Their "so-called" Pikes Place blend is susposed to be the best coffee they're ever had. You know what I think? .....YUCK.
The only think good about starbucks is that their on just about every corner in the Nation and they are consistently mediocre.
What I drink there... Venti, iced, 3-pump, iced white mocha with no whip cream. And, if they have something else becides Pikes Place for drip coffee, i'll get that. Their Gold Coast is pretty good.
For good coffee try PEETS. I don't know if this is true, but my friend told me when Starbucks started out, they bought their beans from Peets Roasters. True? —j.davis
2008-09-13 08:00:00 I live a block away from the Starbucks in Central Davis. I would not like this Starbucks to go away because I want a quick coffee some times. But I definitely had a bad experience with a cashier once. So far I have went to this Starbucks about five times. There were not a lot of customers on that day, so I cannot imagine he was acting out of frustration. The person in front was asking the cashier how to order coffee. He acted nice towards HER, but when it was my turn, and I was right behind her, he took out a personal vendetta on me. You see, I simply said "a double tall latte" which would typically give you a hot latte. He asked me if I wanted hot or cold latte. Before I could say hot, he explained that he had never heard of a cold latte before, so why should I even think about choosing. But when I said "a double tall latte", I meant a hot latte. I felt I was unfairly discriminated against because of his condescending attitude towards me when I was not the person that he should get annoyed with. —WengFF
2008-09-16 18:36:31 Seems like the guy was trying to be nice and strike some conversation but it wasn't done properly. Him asking you hot or cold is normal for coffee drinks because I work at a coffee place myself. But to make the comment after asking you was kinda unnecessary. —ThUn
2008-10-07 22:07:04 I made this account just to be able to say: the employees at the downtown starbucks threw trash on my car. I was parked in the back alley and the uncoordinated people that work there seem to have no ability to get trash in the actual bin until it has been smeared all over my vehicle. When I went inside to protest, they all scurried from me like I am some kind of zombie monster. I am actually a reasonably nice person, but there is absolutely no way that either the person responsible or any other person leaving from their back door would not notice that the driver's side of my car was covered in coffee grounds and smelling like vomit. Needless to say, I'm upset. —stinkbot
2008-10-15 23:51:31 I don't know about you guys but I find the Central Davis Location (MU) very unsanitary. I went there three times in the mornings to read my textbook before class but there were like 10-15 flies that were crawling all over the tables on all three days. They crawl on me sometimes and other people too. I even saw a pair of flies mating on the table! Eck!
I don't know why they dont even try to kill the flies in the rather small starbucks. Don't they care about sanity??
I really want to bring my bug spray and kill those freakin annoying flies..
I killed one with a napkin while it was sitting on a window.. It is just plain nasty..
And oh yeah.. on all three days, they were playing the same music over and over.. An album by the group Stars.. It gets alittle annoying after 3 listens to the same album..
The staff there seem pretty kind but I just find it appalling that the arent doing anything with the flies.. —alexlee333
2008-11-21 10:28:37 west davis starbucks, the best of all locations. the one downtown, the staff are sometimes rude, but i think maybe its an angst thing, i saw some emos in there....i dont know. i love the staff in west davis, they are so friendly and its a big place, no flies, air conditioning, very clean. and i just tried their breakfast piadini, i love their breakfasts. only thing, i do think 3.25 is too much to pay for a small piadini...oh well im the fool. wont be fooled twice. it was very good though and i cant seem to find breakfast at the Umall location which is odd. i love the salted caramel hot chocolate..mmm. west davis makes the best products, the staff know how how to make drinks very well. —KimberlyMiller
2009-02-25 10:26:10 I personally loathe the corp, but I wanted to inform the Wiki that there is a new Starbucks on campus right next door to the Activities and Recreation Center. It opened this week. —CarrieBishop
2009-02-28 07:26:29 Starbucks brews a decent cup of coffee if people have any problems with the recipes and products thy should contact corporate. And as far as rude partners and wrong drinks a simple and nice please and thank you goes a long way! Most of the employees at my store are full time UCD or recent graduates of UCD. Even though several corporation cheapen this countries any company that provides good heath insurance, scholarships, and free coffee to its employees in a struggling economy is ok in my book!
2009-02-28 17:01:54 Updated with the new store @ the ARC. Needs a better photo. Looks like the downtown one does too though.
Also, not sure what time it actually opens or the phone number.
You also get a 10% discount using Aggie Cash there. They are Sodexho, they they take Munch Money and Aggie Cash. —mperkel
2009-03-19 18:56:58 CAUTION - PRICE DISCREPANCIES! I went to the Arc Starbucks for the first time today. A caramel macchiato costs $3.10 at EVERY Starbucks in Davis. Also at the one in Arc (as it proudly states on the menu). At EVERY Starbucks in Davis, buying 2 of these costs $6.20 and that is the final price you pay. NOT AT THE ARC STARBUCKS! Here, 2 of these costs $6.65. The Arc Starbucks, uniquely, has decided to fleece you by adding the tax in afterwards. What a wonderful way to treat the student body on which it relies!
The ARC Starbucks is run by Sodexo. It is not a Corporate Starbucks store. Sodexo is responsible for the price gouging. The difference between a Corporate Starbucks store and a Licensed Store is that the Corporate store has consistent pricing and Starbucks Wi-Fi. Corporate stores are staffed by trained employees paid by Starbucks. Licensed Stores do not have Wi-Fi and make their own prices. The ARC Starbucks is staffed by Sodexo workers instead of Starbucks employees. —MaxLucas
Good points. Corporate Starbucks stores elsewhere in Davis and the ARC Starbucks all proudly display identical menu prices for all their beverages and food items. The checkout totals are, however, rather different because Sodexo chooses to subsequently apply sales tax whereas corporate Starbucks stores do not. The fact that this is not made clear by Sodexo is sneaky at best and downright deceptive at worst. —Mazzle
Just like to point out, if you use your student ID for payment, they do not charge you sales tax. In addition, using the special Aggie Cash gets you an additional 10% off after not being charged sales tax. So just set up your aggie cash account linked to your credit card. I'm not a Sodexhoe, but it actually saves you money! —mperkel
2009-03-19 23:16:42 The 80/80 rule: if the business receives more than 80 percent of its gross receipts from sales of food products and more than 80 percent of those sales are of taxable products, then they will charge sales tax on your coffee. If most of their sales are eaten on site, rather than to go, those sales are taxable. If they sell a lot of snack products, those are taxable. Most businesses will err on the side of charging the sales tax if there is any question, because the State Board of Equalization will usually come down on the side of making them pay the tax if there is any question. I don't know what proportion of sales at the Sodexo Starbucks are consumed on site or otherwise taxable, but I suspect the management is avoiding penalties by means of a blanket policy. —DonShor
2009-04-15 12:13:09 I've been to all the Starbucks (Starbii?) listed above and can honestly say the West Davis one is like another store entirely. Service, food and coffee quality is head and shoulders above any of the others. —condemned2bfree
2009-04-15 19:56:23 I LOVE the Starbucks in West Davis (The one near the freeway). The environment is nice and the staff is really friendly, especially in the afternoon. The nice thing about this Starbucks is that there is a drive-thru (which is the best idea when I want to study in the store and not be constantly disturbed by opening and closing doors). Actually... don't come here because I don't want it to be a new hangout place for noisy people when I study. —greencohort
2009-04-21 22:58:37 The baristas at the West Davis Starbucks drive-thru are always so nice! —CParker
2009-05-04 16:52:10 The one near the Old Teahouse make the best drink. I always love their mocha or caramel frap. The one is downtown was okay. They both have good customer service though. However, the one at ARC needs some improvement. The last time I was there, the drink wasn't that good, also it took them a long time to make my drink (almost 10 minutes or so) and I was the only one who ordered at that time. —thtly
2009-06-21 02:22:25 Highly recommend the W Davis location! All the staff have been professional, remember your drink after just a few times, and they make the best drinks of all Starbucks in Davis! —val
2009-07-24 19:42:43 Does anyone know if there is free public parking for the Starbucks at the ARC?? —Kehaar
Yes. Free public parking is 10pm-7am on weeknights and all day on Saturday, Sunday, and administrative holidays. There are also metered spots at the ARC parking lot. Otherwise there is free public parking at Rite-Aid or the U-Mall. —jsogul
2009-09-13 22:47:17 I've had coffee at all of the listed locations except for the one in W. Davis and have had very consistent good experiences. The baristas at the UMall location have always been nice to me. It can get a little crowded around finals week but it's worth it if you need it. —kthrnngo
2009-12-09 22:30:57 Of the few drinks I've ordered at the ARC Starbucks, they have gotten each one wrong. One of the students working there also happens to be annoyingly loud. Guess it's nice for a post-gym cup of tea to carry away with me, though. Cheaper than the BioBrew. —ChristyMarsden
2009-12-25 10:56:31 Starbuck's is not all bad, they are better than Peet's by far, Mishka's rules over any other place in town, any one who doesn't this, doesn't know coffee .
2010-01-15 15:23:19 Went to Starbucks in downtown this morning and was turned away because their coffee machines were broken. WTF? —103
2010-02-12 14:15:20 Two weeks ago they were out of pumpkin scones. Last week a water pipe broke and they couldn't serve coffee. Today they were out of Splenda! What is this world coming too? Oh well, whaddha gonna do? I heart the Bucks! —103
Pumpkin scones are seasonal I'd think? Border's Seattle Best Coffee had a pipe clog last month too and out of coffee for an entire day. It could happen anywhere. —LeeY
2010-04-02 18:51:11 The U-Mall Starbucks really made me upset today. They advertise their Starbucks card with "free refills" on brewed coffee. Everywhere else you get a free refill on a Caffe Misto, but U-Mall tells you: "Our local policy is to not give out refills on a misto." This is how you get rid of a regular costumer. Of course, their menu does advertise the opposite. U-Mall Starbucks, you don't care about customer service, I guess. —AmericanSweetheart
2010-12-04 19:21:49 It is unthinkable to me that the only legitimate coffee places north of campus closes at 9 or 10 PM. Old Teahouse and Ohana can (somehow) stay packed past midnight and their food/drink (if you can call powder mix+water and fried rat meat that) is awful. Why U-Mall Starbucks, why do you not want money? The ARC Starbuck's the only one that isn't totally insane. —OrofinJackson
2010-12-21 13:38:19 Just went to West Davis location and had a GREAT experience...I asked if they could put the breakfast sandwich off the english muffin and onto an asiago bagel, which he did and put the whole thing in the oven, it was DELICIOUS. since I had three gift cards i was wondering if they could consolidate them and he READ MY MIND and offered to do so..in addition the whole place was remodeled and immaculate. all in all, the best Starbucks experience I've ever had:) Highly recommend a visit and hopefully you will get helped by this employee...male in late thrities/forties ~6ft tall —GreezySweezy
2011-05-31 14:16:18 The staff at all the Starbucks stores around town are great — But my favorite is the downtown Starbucks crew! They are professional, courteous, fun and make a fantastic latte. They always make me feel welcomed back each time I go in — And they make an effort to always call their regular customers by name. —TillSey
2011-05-31 17:05:41 I am truly a fan of the Downtown Starbucks, the staff is honestly really great.
2011-07-11 11:44:34 I have been a loyal customer to Starbucks for MANY years. The prices that they charge for coffee amongst other things are high, so I expect to get a great quality drink/product/service. Now, the one in West Davis (particularly the drive through) they make some disgusting drinks...not even worth drinking! I just ordered a peppermint hot chocolate and it was so gross! And most of the time the employees are not that graceful either. I have been to all of them and I like the one on F Street the best...hands down! They seem to be a little more professional and about 98% of the time their drinks taste good to me. —YourMama
2011-11-24 08:50:50 The downtown location is probably my favorite Starbucks EVER. I go in there almost every day and consistently get an awesome drink (and some awesome customer service) not matter who is making drinks that day. Someone here knows how to train people to make lattes! —ShaunaStewart
2012-03-05 19:53:42 The F. Street location, and the one I frequent most, has now been remodeled into the dingiest, most depressing establishment I have witnessed in this fair city. The remodel which just took place March 1st-3rd was, in my opinion the worst ever done for this company. I have since greatly reduced my visits. As much as I enjoy the brief interactions with most of the staff here (quite frankly, the only reason I would visit to begin with), the atmosphere is now entirely unappealing and outright dismal. —Wes-P
2012-04-09 22:55:50 Awesome staff at the downtown starbucks location! Always friendly and they provide very quick service. Starbucks is great because compared to other places in town, my lattes simply taste good - not a burnt taste from other places. Really happy to be working near this location because the staff is just so friendly. Always gets my day going! Shout out to Sabrina, Travis and the rest of the guys and girls! —MelannieLavarias
2012-06-17 09:18:40 The downtown Starbucks is absolutely a hit or miss!! It depends on who is working... I went to the downtown location the other day to order a drink that university mall taught me how to order . I was given so much attitude by a very heavy set man with black thick framed glasses and who was dripping sweat and wiping it off with his shoulder sleeves right in front of me at the register!!!!!! I told him was I wanted and the total came out to be $1.25 more than I usually pay (and I am an avid coffee drinker so I know how much it's supposed to be). I then asked "did you charge me extra?" he said "NO!" I couldnt believe he had lied to my face!!! So of course I saved my receipt. I took it to the Starbucks that I know can be trusted (university mall) and showed them my receipt. They immediately told me that I was charged extra!! Which confirms his lie!! I have never been more irritated with an employee of a local business.. It's just baffling. Corporate will be hearing from me. —mrskanaan