Starbucks, Amazon open joint grab-and-go store, cafe in NYC

MIDTOWN EAST, Manhattan — Starbucks and Amazon are teaming up on a grab-and-go store format. The Seattle-based companies will open their first Starbucks Pickup with Amazon Go location on Thursday in Midtown Manhattan. The new cashier-less shop and cafe is located on East 59th Street, between Park...

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circular0101
circular0101
71 · 8 days ago · Reddit

You’d think those Amazon Go stores would be cheap because it’s Amazon and there’s no cashiers, but it’s pretty expensive

PartialToDairyThings
PartialToDairyThings
58 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Starbucks is shit. Overpriced coffee which tastes burned. Plus, they're still operating a skeletal operation in their locations, as if it's November 2020 instead of 2021. They took away their milk bars back when it was thought COVID was being spread through surfaces, and they haven't brought them back, even now, when everyone else ditched that shit months ago. You still have to ask them to put your fucking milk in for you, which is a drag ("bit more...bit more...no fill it to the top...") and in many locations you even have to ask for a packet of sugar. Every time I consider going into a Starbucks for convenience I think no, I'm gonna have to go through that whole rigmarole of trying to explain to a baffled barista exactly how much milk I want in my coffee, and I immediately think of a whole bunch of other coffee shops that trust you to put your own milk in, and I go to one of those instead, even if it's out of my way. Union Market sells coffee that is 1000% tastier and half the price and you fix it yourself, the exact way you want it.

imnotthesmartestman
imnotthesmartestman
8 · 8 days ago · Reddit

"Starbucks, Amazon..." is the opening line to my biggest fucking nightmare.

thereallysososantini
thereallysososantini
7 · 8 days ago · Reddit

As someone who uses an Amazon Go daily I'd like to state for the record it is absolutely nothing like a vending machine.

Ramp_Spaghetti
Ramp_Spaghetti
6 · 8 days ago · Reddit

This isn't huge news to me. They've already had Amazon Go stores here for years.

joshmoviereview
joshmoviereview
6 · 8 days ago · Reddit

I don’t understand anyone who goes to Starbucks in Manhattan. If you want good a coffee for $3 or $4, there’s a coffee shop within a 3 minute walk. If you want a shit coffee for $1.50 or $2, there’s a bodega on the corner.

md702
md702
6 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Does anyone know how they prevent theft? Is there security or a person checking to make sure the person paid?