Today, Day 2, I begin with an iced FAV, sweet and now a bit spicy, a place near and dear to my heart.
Yes, you right, you knew it would be…
But, hey, wait, you say, this is supposed to be OC Favs?!
Yes, my friends, this OC’er wouldn’t make it through much of her days without this sweet spot.
I diverge the normal, and super “local” bux spot, to bring you the bux of my high school days.
The one where I learned to linger.
The one where I pondered life, love, and next steps for leaving the bubble.
(Only to come back….And NEVER want to leave!)
For me, stepping into this store is always like stepping into my past.
I feel the need to always pause, take a long breath deep and look around.
My eyes dart to the “chairs” that I sat in for so long before I high-tailed it off to the
great unknown of college.
The chairs that nursed my wounds of breakups, bad grades (always in math), and held the heart of a girl who hoped of a future burning with brightness.
This really is a little sacred OC sweet spot…
The Starbucks in RSM was recently remodeled, and is now one of the two locations in OC (the only one in south OC!) to be serving small bites and wine flights in the afternoons and evenings.
(Noon on the weekends friends, noon…Yes, I asked!).
Now, this is what I call a compromise.
Coffee and Caprese?
From industrial lighting, to long tables to study on, to high-tops in the back near the wine bar, this Starbucks wins the cake for an OC Sweet Spot. It’s always packed, and your bound to run into someone you know sipping a latte. For my friends with kids, just off the end of the store offers a huge open space (away from the traffic!) to run around. A beautiful fountain, tons of seating, and a large green-belt area for our little runners and dancers to enjoy while we sip our iced coffee or vino.
Custom Riedel wine glasses are sold boasting phrases such as-“Escape Your Plans, Permission to Relax, Breathe Out…Drink In, and Take a Moment or Three”.
I love the “winey” selection in the front. Fun gift ideas…Why not combine coffee and wine together?!
A Morning Treat…and Evening Toast.
The Menu looks delicious.
Truffle Mac & Cheese.
Smoky Chipotle Hummus Dip.
Artichoke and Goat Cheese Flatbread.
And…Chocolate Fondue for Dessert.
Where am I?
The Starbucks in RSM?
A little slice of sweet OC Heaven. That’s right.