Universal Orlando Resort, CityWalk
Coffees and teas in many blends and flavors; espresso, cappuccino, frozen coffees, smoothies; pastries; cookies; sodas.
We were at first skeptical about trying the coffee here. For one thing, none of us had ever heard of this place (apparently it's a chain). And what could a company from Seattle, thousands of miles from the nearest patch of beans, know about coffee anyway?
A fair amount, it turns out. Starbucks offers everything from cappuccino, frappuccino, and espresso, to pastries, teas, and blended frozen drinks. They even serve coffee, although some would say it's a darker roast than most. Still, the flavors were consistent (as was the service, mostly from perky, caffeinated college-aged staff) every time we visited. These kids might make a go of it.
Note: Starbucks loyalty “stars” can be earned at Universal location, but rewards may not be redeemed here. They do honor Universal Annual Pass discounts and Starbucks gift cards.
In early 2014 Starbucks moved from its location on the upper level of CityWalk and is now on the ground level next to Cold Stone Creamery. While the Starbucks location within Islands of Adventure features the chain's full sandwich menu, this particular Starbucks offers a more limited selection of pastries, but does offer a large amount of seating (with free WiFi and accessible power ports) both inside and out. Though this handsomely-designed coffee shop has much more barista capacity than the average franchise, its ground-central location leads to long lines around park opening.
Universal Dining Plan
Does not participate.