Review No. 105: Bonus! Check-In at Starbucks on Dave Ward
2125 Dave Ward Drive
51.9 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants
Note: We post bonus reviews as we check in to various chain restaurants around Conway for which we have already done an initial review. We reviewed Starbucks on Oak Streetin December 2016, and we’ll check in to the other Conway freestanding Starbucks as we proceed in our quest to dine at every restaurant in our fair city.
She Said: Since I’m the Sbucks connoisseur in the house, I said I’d do the check-in on my own, and I’ve been trying for a couple of months. Once I found a parking spot, but there was nowhere to sit inside, and the other two times, there were no parking spots, so since it’s time to get this one reviewed so we can move on, I drove on through and am providing the review. The popularity of this location, and the paucity of parking (outside for your car and inside for your body) clearly is part of the experience.
PRO-TIP: If you are coming from the East on Dave Ward, turn left at the Donaghey intersection and sneak into Starbucks via the bank on the corner, because you can’t turn left into the lot from Dave Ward.
Denied my third attempt to Starbucks-So-Hard and order my coffee, find a seat with outlets and work on the edits of chapter six of my novel (Mr. Catherine, coming out from Creators Publishing in May 2019!) (He Said note: Shameless self-promotion. But see my ad at the end of this post.), I surburbaned the task and drove my car through, since there was nowhere else to put it. The man staffing the window was on brand Starbucks friendly and quickly provided my tall soy latte, my coffee drink of choice, in exchange for my debit card. I didn’t order a croissant because I was driving up and would prefer to enjoy a treat like that seated in the café, but I can attest having eaten about as many Starbucks croissants are there are Mexican restaurants in Conway, that they are delicious and very satisfying. They also offer some appealing breakfast options in addition to the sweet pastries that are the usual suspects in coffee shops.
What We Got and What We Paid: One tall soy latte for $3.94.
Elapsed Time from Entry to Food Arrival: 4 minutes
Rating: I’m putting this in my drive-through Starbucks category, as I have not yet, after three tries, been able to go in and sit down. Friendly delivery of the Starbucks product though, and fast!
So… She Said: Go here for friendly, fast service after you navigate the access options, but have a Plan B if you’re looking for somewhere to cop a squat.
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