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“Coffee & Cake” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Starbucks

Starbucks
Ranked #19 of 44 Coffee & Tea in Xi'an
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Seating, Takeout
Melbourne, Australia
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314 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Coffee & Cake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

It was a wet day in Xi'an, so we went to Starbucks instead of doing Xi'ans wall and the bell tower.
It was good to have a good cup of coffee and some thing to eat, just what you would expect from Starbucks, but although they had free wifi, I couldn't access it on my laptop, it seems you have to have a mobile phone to dial into it, I didn't really understand.
There is a good souvenir market nearby as well.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Thai first
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English first
Beijing, China
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Pretty much the same wherever you go”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

I'm not a Starbucks fan but when you're in a city where little or no English is spoken, don't have many coffee shop choices...Starbucks seems like a life saviour. There are about 6 in Xi'an. It's always busy with students hanging out for the free wifi. The snacks are good and staff speak English, some better than others.The cappucino and lattes seem to have more milk than coffee. Something I've noticed that most, if not all, Starbucks in Xi'an have a proper seated toilet (which is non existent in Xian except in hotels).

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Xi'an, China
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207 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“It's a Starbucks, with everything you'd expect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

It's a moderately impressive Starbucks, about as western as any Chinese branch of a western company gets. The staff speak a reasonable standard of English, usually, though my frappuccinos have been a bit 'ice-heavy' a few times. Anyone who frequents this chain knows you can't top an almond latte with whipped cream on a cold wintry day though ;)

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank LiJames77
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Brisbane
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“It can compete with any of the Starbucks around the world for the service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

I have to say that these guys were amazing! I visited this cafe on various occasions and after couple of visits they already knew what I am going to order! And this is one of the busiest Starbucks I've seen in China! The view of the Drum Tower and the Bell Tower adds to the experience... just one warning: avoid the beggars and the "English students" who are asking to chat with you - the second ones are usually scammers!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank PantaOz
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