The concept and décor at all locations is the same. Starbucks is self-service. Each branch will serve you the same coffee, prepared in exactly the same way, at the hands of employees all with identical training. Besides their “regular” choices of hot and cold coffees and teas, from time to time and according to the season, special blends are added. Three different sizes of coffee are available and you also have a choice of requesting regular or non-fat milk. Even though the norm is to serve the coffee in paper cups (with lids for take-out orders), upon the customer's request, they will serve your coffee in a regular mug, if your order is not for take-out. Additionally, you can also bring your own mug, which they will fill for you.
Starbucks offers an array of muffins, cakes, cookies and sandwiches to enjoy with your beverage. Additionally, coffee beans, tea bags, coffee mugs and a variety of other coffee paraphernalia are sold under the Starbucks brand.
Starbucks also gives ‘coffee tasting’ seminars to all interested customers. Based on availability, one on one tastings can also be organized, but in most cases, small group sessions (6-8 people) are the norm. If you are interested in attending a tasting, just speak to an employee at your Starbucks location. Turkish coffee is also served at Starbucks… and it is prepared the old fashioned way… with a cezve and individually to order!
Who goes to Starbucks? Everyone! They do not have just one kind of customer… during the morning hours, businesspeople queue up for their ‘take out’ coffee; grandparents come with their grandchildren in the early afternoon; students pop over after school - so Starbucks is really for all age groups! Smoking is not allowed in the indoor sections of Starbucks and only available if the venue has an outdoor section.
Erenköy: Bağdat Caddesi No. 363/1; (0216) 467 42 20
Etiler: Nispetiye Caddesi No. 28; (0212) 263 66 06
Levent: Kanyon Shopping Mall; (0212) 353 06 26
Nişantaşı: Nişantaşı Mahallesi Vali konağı Caddesi No. 30; (0212) 248 02 82
Yeşilköy: Atatürk International Airport - Domestic Departures; (0212) 465 01 25
İstinye: IstınyePark Shopping Mall; (0212) 345 53 58
Small Treats from Starbucks; by Mine Erişir