Starbucks is all over the Big D, and while the coffee giant tries to have a consistent product, the locations themselves differ quite a bit. Some Starbucks are nothing more than a kiosk inside of Tom Thumb. Some are drive-thru locations for Interstate travelers and daily commuters. And some are true neighborhood coffee shops. Today, I look at the first of these corner cafes: the Starbucks on the corner of Greenville and Caruth Haven.
You either like Starbucks’ coffee or you don’t. Most people do, but I’ve met a small contingent of people who decry the Seattle chain’s “burnt” flavor. If you’re not a fan of Starbucks’ heavily roasted blends, you’re not going to like any location. Still, the Greenville Starbucks has a lot to offer besides coffee. They have the full array of Starbucks drinks, baked goods, plus an oven to heat up hot sandwiches and the like. You can even ask them to warm up a chocolate chunk cookie, if you’re looking for an unhealthy snack with your morning coffee.
This Starbucks has one of the best patios in Dallas; better than any coffee shop in town; chain or indie. The café has a “bite” taken out of it on the corner, so that you’re sitting under a roof
I’ve patronized this Starbucks store for years, and it always bugged me how few electrical outlets there were. No longer. The store recently upgraded their electricity, added power strips along the glass walls that make the place a lot more laptop-friendly. There’s still no power on the magnificent patio, but I don’t know of any place that has that.
This is one of the best Starbucks in Dallas, and one of my favorite coffee shops in general