Best Coffee Shop: Starbucks
One espresso, two espresso, three espresso, FLOOR!
If Victorians know anything about coffee, it's that they like it quick, hot and made to order.
For the third year, Starbucks was voted best coffee shop.
Manager Kim Woods said it is more than just the way they can customize any drink order; patrons like the friendly atmosphere, coffee sampling and pastry samples.
"We have lots of regulars, and I feel like instead of our cafe being just a cafe, it's a big, cozy living room," Woods said. "It's where they can come and relax, kick back. They love it when they walk in the next time and we know exactly what drink they want."
The store usually stays busy, so don't count on "beating the crowd." But for your caramel macchiato or frappuccino fix, Starbucks can't be beat.
Starbucks is open from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
7105 N. Navarro St.
Longleaf Coffee Co. and Bakery
215 S. Main St.
Hastings Hardback Cafe
5206 N. Navarro St.
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