Tuesday, January 3, 2012


So, a while ago we wrote a post on a specific Starbucks location in Durham, highlighting the unique features that it had for kids.  Unfortunately that Starbucks closed down.  So, we stopped in another location today and wanted to let everyone know what we found.

What it is:  I had all of these grand plans to get out and go on some big adventure with the kiddos today with the holidays officially back to normal and my husband back at work.  However, the weather and toddler colds thwarted us, and we needed a more low key day.  So, we decided to stay close to home, but we still wanted to get out of the hose.

So, we stopped by Starbucks.  I had always been a little hesitant about going there with the kids.  I never knew whether we would be able to find a place to sit or whether it would be kid friendly enough.  I am happy to report that it was a great outing, just perfect on this cool day when we wanted to be indoors.  We headed in and saw lots of people working busily on their computers, but at the mid-morning time that we stopped by there were plenty of extra tables.  They actually had kids' hot chocolates available at only $1.25 for 8 oz.  I thought this was a really good deal, and I got a hot chocolate for each boy and a pastry to split as a snack.  They also had fruit squeezes and some other kid friendly snacks available for sale.  The best part-when you order a kids' hot chocolate, they make sure that it's not as warm, so my kids were able to stick a straw in the top and start drinking right away without burning their tongues.  They had a high chair we could pull up so it was a great place to sit and have a nice snack with my kids.

What we liked:  I loved the price on the hot chocolates and the fact that they make sure the kids' hot chocolates are cool enough for the kids.

What we would change: Since Starbucks locations are typically small, it would be better to pick a time you think would be less crowded so you can find a spot to sit where the high chair can fit as well.

Website and other important information:

Website: http://www.starbucks.com/

Address: You can search for a location near you on their website, but the one that we went to was in the Renaissance shopping center off of Fayetteville Rd. across the street from Southpoint mall-near Healing Waters Spa and PF Changs.

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