600 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 292-2500
Phone: (713) 237-1901
Primary Phone: (713) 292-2500
Starbucks Coffee Co Inc
Bike Parking: No
Cuisines: Coffee House, Cafeterias
Outdoor Seating: No
07/24/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Starbucks is the best there is. Atmosphere is excellent and perfect for relaxing. I love to sit in the overstuffed chairs. Just the aroma upon entering is worth the price.
Some people balk at paying $3.00 for a cup of coffee. They need to learn how to pamper themselves. Anyone from France or Italy would refuse to drink the swill that we call drip coffee.
The Frappuccino is excellent and sooo refreshing on Houston's hot summer days. The creme Frappuccinos, like Vanilla Creme or Tazoberry Creme are delightful and different.
For you newbies: for hot, order Grande cafe mocha, the basic drink. You can expand from there. For cold, order a mocha Frapuccino, you can't go wrong with that.
When ordering hot espresso beverages, order a ""Grande,"" which includes two shots of espresso, never a ""Tall,"" which includes only one, thus too weak. Alternately, order the off the menu ""short,"" which includes the single shot but less milk.
Unfortunately Starbucks is not as good as it used to be. It's still good, and still features a unique, recognizable flavor, but the new automatic machines do not give the same quality that the old manual ones did, albeit you will get a bad one much less often. I think the McDonald's McCafe cappuccinos are really good and also feature a unique, recognizable flavor. People will scoff at me, but I think they're as good as Starbucks. They're not much cheaper though.
07/06/2003Provided by Citysearch -
What are we thinking letting Starbucks be the number one coffee in Houston?? Come on now people, are you serious? The coffee always seems to be bitter, over processed and uncreative! My dog could make a better pot of joe! Their staff is nice and all, but do they really care what kind of coffee their making for you. (By the way, is Starbucks still making coffee - all I hear about now is fancy tea and frappachinos) Starbucks is too busy becoming a mega company to sit back and make good coffee. All they do is throw a lot of $$$ toward marketing and make people feel ""cool"" by going there. I say, ""get out more often"" drive further than the corner of your street and try another coffee cafe. Dedricks makes great coffee, Cafe Brazil makes great coffe; and they both have better atmospheres than Starbucks.
04/06/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Starbucks are on every street corner so it's very hard to ignore them. I will admit that I go in every once in a while for a cuppa but they are most definately NOT the best cup of coffee in any city. They deliberately burn their beans when roasting and it shows. However, what keeps people coming back is not the taste but the amazingly high caffeine content. So, I guess I might have to re-evaluate my position - if someone just wants a caffeine buzz, Starbucks might be the best cup of coffee. However, if you're wanting to have a cup of coffee that tastes good without having to have it mixed like a dessert, I would suggest other vendors.
11/12/2002Provided by Citysearch -
WELL, GRANTED, THEY HAVE VARIETY, BUT AS A COFFEE LOVER, THE ""BUCKS"" IN THE NAME IS JUST WHAT U THROW AWAY ON THEIR DRINKS...THE ONLY THING THAT I EVEN CONSIDER GOOD WOULD BE THE ICED/FROZEN DRINKS...BUT I HAVE HAD MUCH, MUCH BETTER COFFEE AND SUCH FOR LE$$ BY FAR. I LAUGH EVERYTIME I SEE HOW SMALL THE ""GRANDE"" IS.... EVEN THE WAFFLE HOUSE HAS BETTER COFFEE!!!