I like Starbucks not only for their iced latte but for the total experience. I find the decor very conducive for writing and reading. But some outlets are just better than others. The one at CityHall used to be a favourite, but why did they have to remove the air-conditioning. The one near Wheelok place was another favourite, but the new setting now is not as cosy. Sofas were replaced with wooden chairs. So my new favourites include the one at Sembawang Shopping Centre because it is not too crowded. Well at least last week it wasn’t. The crowded outlets include the one at ION Orchard and Big Splash. I really don’t care for the Big Splash outlet at East Coast as it gets so hot there with the sun beating strongly on the glass panelling. A green house effect we don’t need in hot Singapore. I like the outlet at Liang Court because I generally like the quiet, mall that seems like little Japan in Singapore. The one at Kallang Leisure Park has the best, most cheerful service.
Here are some shots I took at the Sembawang store which was decorated for Christmas. It was a rare occasion that I was served in a starbucks plastic cup rather than a disposable one. I think they were being green. Either that or they were conserving the special Christmas disposable ones with the snowflakes on them.