Depending on who you speak to, Starbucks is either the greatest gift America gave the world or muck masquerading as coffee.
Anyway, the first store has finally launched in South Africa this morning at Rosebank Mall and everyone had something to say about it.
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Many were ecstatic, having queued for hours to be among the first in line.
— Nicolaas vd Walt (@nicolaasvdw_) April 20, 2016
— Starbucks_SA (@Starbucks_SA) April 21, 2016
— The Gusto Project (@gusto_project) April 21, 2016
— Lloyd Loots (@Lloydi_Boy) April 21, 2016
— Hilton Tarrant (@hiltontarrant) April 20, 2016
— FB: Fix Moeti (@Fixsacious) April 20, 2016
Some people were less than impressed with the prospect of Starbucks though…
— Lesego Nkoana (@boltbolaya) April 21, 2016
— IYAH (@LAKUK1NG) April 21, 2016
#StarbucksSouthAfrica Don’t we have enough ostentatious places selling overpriced shitty tasting coffee?
— Sionann (@Sionann_) April 20, 2016
— Jay Gatsby III (@TheGreat_Jesse) April 21, 2016
Omg South Africa stop this Starbucks queuing nonsense at once. The food is terrible. The coffee is at best mediocre and overpriced. Go home.
— Robynn (@woollythinker) April 21, 2016
Ignore the haters. Queue for Starbucks. Go out there, shred that dignity into fragments & scatter it about the land like horcruxes of virtue
— Frost (@Nick_Frost) April 21, 2016
The person in front of me at Starbucks included a specific temperature in her coffee order. Where is a drone strike when you need one?
— Memz Dogi
(@Memz_Dogi) April 21, 2016
Header image via Starbucks SA Facebook page.