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(LAist)   L.A. Hipsters brand the chain's new Highland Park location "the saddest Starbucks in America." Why, it's as if you're really in Seattle   (laist.com ) divider line 75
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2014-08-15 03:13:07 PM  
Wow, that's really stupid.
"Ha ha, this Starbuck's is small!  I'm going to try to make an internet thing out of it!"
 
2014-08-15 05:08:39 PM  
All the charm of a roadside rest area.
 
2014-08-15 09:30:49 PM  
Whoever did that ought to be fired.
 
2014-08-15 09:31:04 PM  
Paying more than three bucks for a cup of joe is always sad, no matter where you're at.
 
2014-08-15 09:31:22 PM  
Keep 'em movin'!

/moo
 
2014-08-15 09:35:49 PM  
Trick question- every Starbucks is the saddest Starbucks in America.
 
2014-08-15 09:38:38 PM  
Neau, neau, you see, L.A. is loik, tutally a minimalist thing, maaaaan.
 
2014-08-15 09:39:05 PM  
It appears to be an in n out that is now a Starbucks. Your precious in n out buildings aren't good enough for your Starbucks you dumb farking hipster anus face
 
2014-08-15 09:40:28 PM  

redsquid: Trick question- every Starbucks is the saddest Starbucks in America.


QFT.   I think it's because they try so hard.
 
2014-08-15 09:58:47 PM  
In Seattle we don't brand anything. We just eschew them quietly and expect you to feel our disdain.
 
2014-08-15 09:58:52 PM  
"As if you're really in Seattle", subby? LA had snooty pretentious hipsters before anyone had even heard of Kurt Cobain. Don't get me wrong, I live in the Puget Sound metro area and I love the place, but come on.
 
2014-08-15 09:59:54 PM  
It would be even more d3pressing if it were the Highland Park that is a small city within Detroit city limits.
 
2014-08-15 10:02:47 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Wow, that's really stupid.
"Ha ha, this Starbuck's is small!  I'm going to try to make an internet thing out of it!"


I got the impression he goes around checking out new Starbucks locations when they open, but maybe he was just in the neighborhood and had to stop for a double-latte veinte hipster frozen asswipe or something.
 
2014-08-15 10:05:23 PM  
Seattle has SAD, not sadness, where SAD is Seasonal Affective Disorder which kicks in sometime during the rainy season that lasts three quarters of a year.  However, right now we're in the bright, sunny non-SAD time, which is the time we realize, 'Hey, we have coffee AND legal marijuana, unlike those assholes in California'

So, yeah, go ahead and make fun of some poor bastards stuck in a corporate coffee shack.
 
2014-08-15 10:07:10 PM  
Colombia, South America just got Starbucks, and Colombians are complaining, but they are more efficient than the local Juan Valdez chain.
 
2014-08-15 10:11:28 PM  
One day fark, i have hope that one day you will actually figure out what a hipster is.
 
2014-08-15 10:25:39 PM  

bunner: Neau, neau, you see, L.A. is loik, tutally a minimalist thing, maaaaan.


WTF was that?
 
2014-08-15 10:29:57 PM  
People love to complain about Starbucks, but what's a better coffee chain? Dunkin Donuts is.
 
2014-08-15 10:34:06 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: bunner: Neau, neau, you see, L.A. is loik, tutally a minimalist thing, maaaaan.

WTF was that?


Trust me his posts are better when you don't understand WTF he's actually trying to say.
 
2014-08-15 10:36:52 PM  
Oh shiat!  This chain store where I go to get take-out coffee doesn't have a warm, inviting atmosphere!
 
2014-08-15 10:37:02 PM  

toraque: Seattle has SAD, not sadness, where SAD is Seasonal Affective Disorder which kicks in sometime during the rainy season that lasts three quarters of a year.  However, right now we're in the bright, sunny non-SAD time, which is the time we realize, 'Hey, we have coffee AND legal marijuana, unlike those assholes in California'

So, yeah, go ahead and make fun of some poor bastards stuck in a corporate coffee shack.


Yeah...no. We have dozens of great coffees here, not to mention legal marijuana since 1996. You Jimmy-Come-Lately webfoots in Warshington have what, a half-dozen places in the entire state where you can actually, you know, BUY pot? You can't grow your own. You can't buy it from whomever you please. And you are limited to ONE OUNCE of pot or you are a criminal.

Meanwhile, we are not limited by ANY of those stupid restrictions. Sure, we have to pay our $100 a year, but I can live with that to avoid the BS you have to put up with.

/actually...non-user. Just having fun.
 
2014-08-15 10:37:36 PM  

MemeSlave: redsquid: Trick question- every Starbucks is the saddest Starbucks in America.

QFT.   I think it's because they try so hard.


Yes, yes, we get it. Things that are popular suck. That's a totally new and exciting viewpoint no one has ever voiced before. We're all astonished.

/doesn't really drink coffee
//prefers a small cup of espresso for the flavor
///drinks that about 1 time a year
 
2014-08-15 10:37:53 PM  
I am quite familiar with this area, and so I'm getting a kick, etc... I think the problem with this Starbucks for the hip kids in this neighborhood is this: The coffee isn't overpriced enough, the employees aren't very judgmental, and the décor isn't screaming, "2 hip 4 u."
 
2014-08-15 10:38:10 PM  
Did they get the four front windows at a yard sale, they don't match?
 
2014-08-15 11:06:57 PM  
That is pretty damn sketchy for a Starbucks. I wonder who the hell approved that.
 
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2014-08-15 11:07:52 PM  

JulieAzel626: I am quite familiar with this area, and so I'm getting a kick, etc... I think the problem with this Starbucks for the hip kids in this neighborhood is this: The coffee isn't overpriced enough, the employees aren't very judgmental, and the décor isn't screaming, "2 hip 4 u."


Thread over in 23.
 
2014-08-15 11:11:10 PM  
As far as LA area coffee places go, Starbucks is probably the LEAST pretentious coffee place you can go to (I prefer Coffee Bean myself).

There are a bunch of those boutique gourmet coffee places where if you don't know what to order (and what method you want your cofee brewed) you can expect a bit of condescending sneering eye rolls from the wannabee model/actor/actress behind the bar.
 
2014-08-15 11:15:04 PM  
As a recent Washington transplant, I was pretty impressed with the Seattle Coffee Works.

If any local Farkers or Farkettes can suggest good places for a cup of coffee, I'm willing to check it out.
 
2014-08-15 11:16:36 PM  

SirEattonHogg: As far as LA area coffee places go, Starbucks is probably the LEAST pretentious coffee place you can go to (I prefer Coffee Bean myself).

There are a bunch of those boutique gourmet coffee places where if you don't know what to order (and what method you want your cofee brewed) you can expect a bit of condescending sneering eye rolls from the wannabee model/actor/actress behind the bar.


As someone whose family was almost 100 years in the coffee farm business, who sees how it is gathered, then shipped, I would rather drink my own piss.
 
2014-08-15 11:17:10 PM  

Egoy3k: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: bunner: Neau, neau, you see, L.A. is loik, tutally a minimalist thing, maaaaan.

WTF was that?

Trust me his posts are better when you don't understand WTF he's actually trying to say.


I was affecting your basic laid back SoCal inflections.  Pretend it was an m&m.
 
2014-08-15 11:17:54 PM  
Oh, and kiss my entire pink ass rosy.  :  )
 
2014-08-15 11:33:10 PM  
theflateline:   As someone whose family was almost 100 years in the coffee farm business, who sees how it is gathered, then shipped, I would rather drink my own piss.


Oh come on.  Please share your thoughts...

I'll brew a pot while I'm waiting.
 
2014-08-15 11:39:24 PM  

Foxxinnia: That is pretty damn sketchy for a Starbucks. I wonder who the hell approved that.


Probably no one -- its proprietor is likely to get shut down for violating franchise rules regarding dress and decoration, or maybe there never even was any franchise agreement, meaning this is basically a bootleg location.
 
2014-08-15 11:45:54 PM  

Stone Meadow: toraque: Seattle has SAD, not sadness, where SAD is Seasonal Affective Disorder which kicks in sometime during the rainy season that lasts three quarters of a year.  However, right now we're in the bright, sunny non-SAD time, which is the time we realize, 'Hey, we have coffee AND legal marijuana, unlike those assholes in California'

So, yeah, go ahead and make fun of some poor bastards stuck in a corporate coffee shack.

Yeah...no. We have dozens of great coffees here, not to mention legal marijuana since 1996. You Jimmy-Come-Lately webfoots in Warshington have what, a half-dozen places in the entire state where you can actually, you know, BUY pot? You can't grow your own. You can't buy it from whomever you please. And you are limited to ONE OUNCE of pot or you are a criminal.

Meanwhile, we are not limited by ANY of those stupid restrictions. Sure, we have to pay our $100 a year, but I can live with that to avoid the BS you have to put up with.

/actually...non-user. Just having fun.


Yeah, we have those medical dispensaries too. Since recreational legalization, I've seen zero difference in local pot usage. Everyone still has their dealer and is a 30 min phone call away from getting a dub. If the unavailability of legal shops is you're excuse, than you're just a curious bystander that wants to try something for the first time. The only thing I have seen change is now I'm faced with random people walking up to me on the street pulling pot clear out of their bag and asking me if I wanna buy.
 
2014-08-15 11:52:36 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: bunner: Neau, neau, you see, L.A. is loik, tutally a minimalist thing, maaaaan.

WTF was that?


that's California inflection. Fer shuuuure, maan. Tutally.
 
2014-08-15 11:54:00 PM  

theflatline: As someone whose family was almost 100 years in the coffee farm business, who sees how it is gathered, then shipped, I would rather drink my own piss.


I'll make you a deal.  I get all your coffee, and you get all my piss.
 
2014-08-15 11:56:28 PM  
I was driving down York Avenue the other day and recall seeing a really ugly, out-of-place, stucco-walled building, but I'm not sure if it was the Starbucks or not.

Anyway, WTF people from Highland Park.  Your neighborhood is a dump (yes, an emerging dump, but still a dump), it's not like the feel of the neighborhood is even worth preserving.  And protesting Starbacks is so 15 years ago.
 
2014-08-16 12:01:08 AM  

aerojockey: I was driving down York Avenue the other day and recall seeing a really ugly, out-of-place, stucco-walled building, but I'm not sure if it was the Starbucks or not.

Anyway, WTF people from Highland Park.  Your neighborhood is a dump (yes, an emerging dump, but still a dump), it's not like the feel of the neighborhood is even worth preserving.  And protesting Starbacks is so 15 years ago.


Maybe it was a taco bell.  Or an ironic hipster taco place in what used to be a taco bell.

/if everyone hates hipsters so much why do we spend so much time reading about them?
 
2014-08-16 12:01:22 AM  
If you think that's a sad building you need to go see more sad buildings.
 
2014-08-16 12:05:31 AM  
It looks perfectly fine to me.
 
2014-08-16 12:08:18 AM  

theflatline: SirEattonHogg: As far as LA area coffee places go, Starbucks is probably the LEAST pretentious coffee place you can go to (I prefer Coffee Bean myself).

There are a bunch of those boutique gourmet coffee places where if you don't know what to order (and what method you want your cofee brewed) you can expect a bit of condescending sneering eye rolls from the wannabee model/actor/actress behind the bar.

As someone whose family was almost 100 years in the coffee farm business, who sees how it is gathered, then shipped, I would rather drink my own piss.


So you think that everything else you consume is probably just handled a lot more carefully?
 
2014-08-16 12:34:45 AM  
What's sad is going to Starbucks in the first place?
 
2014-08-16 12:47:25 AM  
Somebody is a farking genius. This is like those benches that have divisions on the seat to keep the homeless from sleeping there. This Starbucks was designed to keep the hipsters from roosting for too long. No moochers sucking up wifi, electricity, and space as they try to impress people with their apple laptops and outfits chosen from thriftstores/overpriced pseudo thrift store designs. They want you to get your coffee, maybe drink it quickly and move on. No literal neckbeards and skinny pants fools lounging all day, beautiful.bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com
 
2014-08-16 01:05:42 AM  
We care what Hipsters think?
 
2014-08-16 01:10:37 AM  

LineNoise: One day fark, i have hope that one day you will actually figure out what a hipster is.


I just want to know why subby capitalized the word hipster.
 
2014-08-16 01:36:53 AM  
Kevin72 It would be even more d3pressing if it were the Highland Park that is a small city within Detroit city limits

actually it's not far from Avenue Of The Assasains, where the drug dealers blew away the little girl when her relatives made a wrong turn driving home for Thanksgiving  http://www.laweekly.com/2005-07-14/news/avenues-of-death/ & where Mr. Pink had his shoot-out & most of "Reservoir Dogs" takes place possibly NSFW which is across from Galco's  http://franklinavenue.blogspot.com/2008/05/galco-helps-quench-our-thi r st.html  a few blocks from where Terry Gilliam & our President went 2 school(I was told the word on campus is he will NEVER return there)  http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jan/29/local/me-oxy29 but if you're homesick for the OTHER Highland Park you'll get no closer to Hamtramck( & beats Warszawa in SaMo) than Polka, right on the other side of the Glendale Freeway  http://www.kcet.org/shows/visiting_with_huell_howser/polka-restaurant . html
 
2014-08-16 01:37:13 AM  

pxlboy: As a recent Washington transplant, I was pretty impressed with the Seattle Coffee Works.

If any local Farkers or Farkettes can suggest good places for a cup of coffee, I'm willing to check it out.


Have you tried the bikini barista stands yet? I've heard the customer service goes above and beyond any chain place.
 
2014-08-16 01:42:21 AM  

shintochick: pxlboy: As a recent Washington transplant, I was pretty impressed with the Seattle Coffee Works.

If any local Farkers or Farkettes can suggest good places for a cup of coffee, I'm willing to check it out.

Have you tried the bikini barista stands yet? I've heard the customer service goes above and beyond any chain place.


Especially the ones that bend over and pull their thong back for $20.
 
2014-08-16 01:49:36 AM  

zerkalo: In Seattle we don't brand anything. We just eschew them quietly and expect you to feel our disdain.



Speak for yourself Seattle tard.
 
2014-08-16 01:54:23 AM  

89 Stick-Up Kid: shintochick: pxlboy: As a recent Washington transplant, I was pretty impressed with the Seattle Coffee Works.

If any local Farkers or Farkettes can suggest good places for a cup of coffee, I'm willing to check it out.

Have you tried the bikini barista stands yet? I've heard the customer service goes above and beyond any chain place.

Especially the ones that bend over and pull their thong back for $20.


Yeah, and their coffee is better than the swill you get at Starbucks.

I miss the pre-AFC Seattle's Best.
 
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