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Starbucks Lambton Quay (Wellington)

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Large ("grande"?) cappuccino and cho ...


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Starbucks from the outside.

WHERE: 174-186 Lambton Quay, Wellington (STREET MAP)



WIRELESS INTERNET: Telecom wireless

Added by ricmac on Fri, 15 Apr 2005.

Reviews from 2008:

Review of Starbucks Lambton Quay by Shadow on Wed, 06 Feb 2008:

Highly overpriced for a very bad coffee.. The service was terrible and the two people at the counter looked like they weren't interested in the individual coffee that needs attention to detail.

I rate it 2/10


Reviews from 2007:

Review of Starbucks Lambton Quay by Peter on Tue, 08 May 2007:

Horrible service. I asked for the ice in my frappuccino to be ground fine. The blonde young person serving at 12:30 on the 9th May asked me "what are you on about, bro?" and made an ugly face. I wonder where the mangament digs up these nasty people.


Reviews from 2006:

Review of Starbucks Lambton Quay by Harvestor on Tue, 16 May 2006, updated Tue, 16 May 2006:

I have found that all starbucks in New Zealand have a sad tendency to forgo the practice used at US starbucks of brewing fresh - drip brewed coffee (the way god intended!) every 20 minutes and instead serve some form of espresso almost exclusively. Espresso and its dilute variants is ok, if that's what you like, but to really appreciate coffee it should be french pressed or drip brewed. This has gotten a bad rep in NZ due to the use of inferior coffees and too much water
at most establishments that formerly used this method. Steam expressing coffee destroys the caffeine and the dark roast ruins unique flavors. Kiwis don't know what they're missing by not insisting on properly brewed (french pressed or drip) coffee.


Review of Starbucks Lambton Quay by ricmac on Mon, 10 Apr 2006:

Sometimes the coffee is OK here, but last week when I went in to meet friends and my flat white coffee was very watery. It was probably one coffee too many for the day, but still...

I do like the white choc mocachinos that Starbucks do, so next time I'll stick to that :-)


Reviews from 2005:

Review of Starbucks Lambton Quay by Coffee Monster on Tue, 06 Sep 2005:

I had a "tall" (medium) cappuccino. It was OK, although a bit hot and not especially memorable. Served in a mug - that was a surprise; I don't think I've ever had a cappuccino in a mug before!


Review of Starbucks Lambton Quay by ricmac on Fri, 15 Apr 2005:

I've been here a couple of times in the past and found the coffee to be too weak. It's a bit like going to McDonalds and getting a chocolate milkshake, only to find they didn't put enough chocolate flavour in there (a common occurance too I'm afraid).

Starbucks is always expensive too, although I suppose it's a nice place to go with your laptop and to look at all the trendy people.