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“Homeless shelter for the Wi-Fi generation”
Review of Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks Coffee
Ranked #51 of 97 Quick Bites in Mississauga
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People say Starbucks coffee is too expensive. It's not.

When you walk into this place, you'll see people sitting around, doing their homework, polishing their resume, dictating their memoirs. One was skyping with a relative, perhaps at another Starbucks on a distant continent. What you rarely see is anyone actually drinking coffee. Sure, you still see the plastic cups, adorned with the resident's "Starbucks name", on the table they've successfully conquered, but those cups are there to mark territory, not to hold a beverage. Many have been empty for hours.

Because Starbucks--at least this one--isn't about coffee. Your $6 macchiato buys you a day-pass for a seat, unlimited wifi, and access to the washrooms. True, Tim Hortons or McDonald's rarely enforce their 20 minute limit policy, but most diners at Timmy's and Mickey's don't abuse this privilege, and have the decency to vacate their seat and secure alternate accommodations once they've gone through their beverage. At Starbucks, your iced blonde almondmilk vanilla latte is an invitation to park your rear end in one of those chairs and compose your doctoral dissertation, write your autobiography, or first one and then the other.

You see, Starbucks isn't in competition with Tim Hortons; it's in competition with Motel 6. At night, you may sleep under a bridge, but between 5:30am and 10pm, you have a Lakeshore address, right next to the Port Credit marina, all for under $200 a month, including utilities and wifi. They'll even clean your toilet, although you'd usually have to wait in line to use it, seeing as you share those two stalls with the entire Port Credit homeless-with-an-Arts-degree community.

Starbucks coffee isn't too expensive; it's too cheap.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

Harbour View is a nice extra for this location. We park here, get a coffee and
walk through downtown Port Credit.

This is one of Mississauga's original Starbucks. Rustic decor feels timeless.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

This is a busy location with not very much seating given the size. Always a long wait to order and then get your order. A little too pricey for our liking.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Terrible wait times...usually only one person making drinks, yet lots of staff wandering around in back room....cant afford to wait 20 mins for a coffee in AM....and it keeps getting worse.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

This location is always busy. Very hard to find a seat but we stopped in to grab a drink while we walked along the lake. Good service but for such a busy location there should be more employees working.

Date of visit: June 2018
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