I used to believe on the sayings for years that Starbucks is overrated, and the prices on their menu just helped this saying. So, didn’t give it a chance for many years. It was a rough last years of college, when I was in the middle of writing my thesis. Sometimes you just need a change of place to reconnect to your work, to change that monotonous routine. I decided to just take my laptop and earphones to work with some good coffee at McDonald’s.
Now this was in Hi-tech City in Hyderabad. McDonald‘s and Starbucks buildings are literally side by side here. I went to McDonald’s a couple of more times. Every time I visited, I thought of going to Starbucks, but then left the thought. Then one day while working in McDonald’s, there was a young couple sitting write in front of me, I guess they had just gotten together. And you know how it is at this stage, you don’t know what’s going in outside world, or basically you don’t care. Oh just run your imagination wild on where I am going with this. So basically, thanks to them I finally decided to go to Starbucks.
I am a big hazelnut fan, so after looking around in the menu, I decided to order a tall Hazelnut Latte. Damn, the taste and quality of coffee was way better than what I was having from past some days, and I was actually happy by the quantity I got for 200 bucks too. When I compare the quantity and price with cafes like Third wave coffee Roasters, or big cup theory, it was actually more. Well I can safely say it has ruined McDonald’s coffee for me ?♀️. Its been countless visits to Starbucks since then, specially when they opened one very near to my house.
I have tried a good variety of their Hot beverages Menu and dessert section. Loved almost everything. Their desserts are hands down my fav part. Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Java chocolate chip cookie, Red velvet cake love them all. I think what I didn’t like so far was their choley wrap and their Chicken Hawaiian Sandwich (as it hardly had any chicken in it). But the service is really appreciative. In two of the incidents I had to return my beverages due to some genuine reasons. I wasn’t expecting but they literally made them again from scratch. They take customer satisfaction very seriously. Plus I really appreciate the clean bathrooms and for me it has always been an important restaurant judging factor.