Best Coffee Shop: Starbucks
The votes are in and the students have spoken: Starbucks, the Seattle-based juggernaut of the coffee seas, has beaten a string of locally owned coffee shops for the title of Fayetteville’s best coffee shop.
“I like Starbucks a lot because they have a lot of variety of different drinks and different drinks for every season,” said Lauren Dockery, a marketing major, as she waited in line at the campus location of Starbucks Monday afternoon. “I usually get the white chocolate mocha frappuccino, but today I’m getting a strawberry smoothie.”
And with two locations in Fayetteville, one below Brough Commons on campus and the other just off the intersection of Joyce Avenue and College Avenue, Starbucks is easily accessible for most students.
In addition to the variety of drinks offered at Starbucks, Dockery said she also likes the location on campus because it is a great place to study and hang out.
“I definitely come in here and study some, going in between classes when I have breaks,” she said. “If I have a short break, I’ll just come in here and hang out, drink coffee—so that’s nice, too.”