Starbucks Reviews

Starbucks Reviews

Published by on 2022-04-04

The Starbucks® app is a convenient way to order ahead for pickup, scan and pay
in-store and customize your favorites. Rewards are built right in, so you’ll
earn Stars towards free drinks and food on your purchases. Mobile Order &
Pay Customize and place your order, then pick up from a n...


Software Approval Ratings

Disapprove
62.4%

Neutral
47.4%

Approve
37.6%

Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue


Starbucks Reviews: 20 Reviews

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You really need to fix these issues, Starbucks

There have been countless times where I’ve placed an order and when I get to the store, they couldn’t make it for one reason or another. You need to provide us with an option to refund the order from the app. Sometimes I don’t want to order something different - I’d rather get nothing but because I already paid for it, I have to choose something else. This evening we tried to order a decaf drink and for whatever reason they couldn’t make it so we ordered a refresher. I asked the barista if there was a price difference and her response was “don’t worry about it-it’s ok”. When we got home I looked at the prices of each drink and it’s over a dollar difference in favor of Starbucks. At this point, I’m sure I’ve lost out on at least $30… I’ve tried to get refunded a few times and each time the barista isn’t able to refund and tells me to contact corporate. Are you kidding me?? I don’t have time for that! Another thing that has happened countless times, is when I’m a day or two away from earning a reward and then my local Starbucks can’t process ordering ahead and my schedule normally doesn’t allow time to go in to the store or wait in a 20-30 minute line. The convenience is great WHEN everything works like it’s supposed to. I’m a bit disenchanted until at least refunds can be done through the app.


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App update lost some helpful features

The mobile app is so useful, however, the last update seemed to have gotten rid of some features I found helpful. For one, I don’t like that now when you go Into the history, it no longer shows the date and time of your purchase, so if you need to take a screenshot of your “receipt” it does not include the complete purchase info, which renders it less useful. It shows a receipt number, which is not useful to me, and it is inconvenient to have to screenshot both the history list AND the purchase itself. Why did you get rid of this? Why fix what wasn’t broken? Also, you have removed the date info for the Starbucks cards. It was helpful to have the info on the start dates of my cards to differentiate the cards, especially the similar ones. It used to have that info before. It also is frustrating when the app does not let you choose the store you want and sometimes suggests some faraway store. It would be helpful if it also told you reasons why you are unable to use the app - ie, store shut off mobile orders, store is closing, etc. Otherwise, you think it’s your phone or app and you waste a lot of time. I also would like that the app kept the history details for the “free” items, because just because it’s free, doesn’t mean you don’t want to record WHAT you had. But, for the most part, I like using the app.


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Lifelong customer, sbux shareholder, just deleted this app

Another update: reinstalled. Better. Another forced update while in line isn't cool. Grrr. Update: gave it another try. Forcing me to update a bloated 140mb app while in line at a store is super lame and doesn't make anything run smoothly. Old app review: This bloated app has been lying unused for the past several months because it does nothing useful...eventually I turned off all notifications and location services because it kept bugging me to please pay attention to it, like a snotty kid at a grown up dinner party. Even so, it consumed 140mb of cell data in my last billing cycle...what the heck is it doing, anyway? Checked battery use and it was using about 5% of my battery over the last week. For what? I didn't use it, so maybe that means don't run in the background. I just saw it has 12 new notifications for me. About what? Nothing I care about. Just more corporate hype and self congratulatory onanistic marketing copy. I don't need that or the bloatware to order my six shots on ice. Also, the quid pro quo involved in this relationship is seriously unfair. I get 5% off my coffee, you get to know everything about me even when I am not drinking coffee? People are catching on to this and it doesn't flatter the sbux bottom line. Edit: after deleting it, the cursed thing somehow reinstalled itself, uninvited, unwanted....next step will be to engage the services of an app exorcist. Good times.


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App is useful but not perfect

There’s tons of great things about the app but I’ll just say why I gave it a 4. Most of us are using the app because we want to grab and go. With that being said, it would be nice if the store information was updated more frequently. I ordered from the app because the store had drive thru pickup and in store pick up. I never do drive thru pick up because it is always so crowded, hence why I use the app. At this particular store, both options were available but when arriving there was a sign at the door saying in store was closed and to pick up mobile orders at drive thru. This pretty much makes the app useless. Please update info for store because I can always go to a different Starbucks to pickup my order. There also needs to be another method for mobile pickup. When arriving to pickup order, you have to wait for a barista to go to that area to be noticed, sometimes waiting for awhile. It’s not there fault at all, but I think there needs to be an efficient way to do this. I notice that when I mobile order ahead of time, the customers that order inside the store get their drinks first. Not sure how that adds up. The app is great though but it’s useless if some of these inefficiencies continue.


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One suggestion

This app is mostly useful - I just have one suggestion that I think would help your employees out: only allow orders to be placed in the parts of the store that are currently open (inside vs drive thru) & indicate those hours in the app. My local Starbucks keeps the drive thru open later than the inside of the store (which is fine). However, this is not indicated on the app, which still allows you to place orders for in-store pickup after the store has closed. Because of this, I mistakenly placed an order for the inside of the store and walked over to the Starbucks after the inside had closed to get my drink. The workers were kind enough to see me awkwardly standing outside and unlock the door, and they told me only the drive through was open, but I don’t have a car because I walked (this is a very walkable area). They kindly brought my drink out to me. As I was leaving, I saw another customer show up in the same situation. He had walked to the store which seems open per the mobile app; they explained to him the hours, and let him wait inside while they made his drink. I felt bad for the workers because they kept having to delay closing the inside because of this misunderstanding. Other than that the app is really great :)


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Love the app but most stores are slow to make your mobile order!

The app is almost perfect. I wish you can customize the mobile orders a little more like put someone else’s name on it when you order for someone else. But that’s not my big gripe and why it only gets 3 stars. There are two reasons. First of all, one less start is due to store locater being slow half the time unless it happens to be your store that you note as a favorite. The 2nd reason, and it’s a big reason, is that most stores are now very slow to process your mobile order. I can expect 5-10 more minutes on top of what they estimate for you. A lot of them just say they have many drinks. Well the system should have factored that in. If you give estimated times then factor in how many drinks just got into the system. I do think many stores just don’t pay attention to the mobile orders as much. I literally see them pull the labels out for those who are at the stores ordering and let the other machine that has the mobile order sit there longer. Starbucks: If you want more people to use mobile order then have your baristas pay attention to the mobile order labels being printed. Those are your most loyal customers and don’t want to wait 10-15 minutes for their drink to be made. It defeats the whole purpose of having mobile orders!





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Amazing And Easy

I order on here very often and have for most of the Summer and it is so easy. You just order from the app and then pick up at the Starbucks near you. You don’t have to wait in line to order and instead get a separate line which moves quickly because everyone is picking up. I absolutely love Starbucks and I am obsessed with their refreshers and frappucinos. Overall, the app was well thought out and if something isn’t available I’ve learned all you do is call the store and ask if they have it and they’ll make it available on the app quick. I love the experience and the stars you earn. I end up having enough stars for a breakfast from the bakery the next time I get Starbucks. Thank you for doing such an amazing job and I plan on continuing to go to Starbucks in the future. Please don’t hate on the app. I haven’t had a bad experience and I’m convinced most of you are trolls. I hope this gets to Starbucks customer service because I truly do love the app and Starbucks as a whole. I can’t thank you enough for the quick and easy drinks almost every morning this past Summer!!! Five stars and absolutely amazing!!!


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Needs Update after Removing Clover®️ Machines

Update ✭ ✭ ✭ : Originally gave 5-stars but there needs to be an option to order pour-overs specifically. Since all remaining stores removed Clover machines, whenever I order my Featured Dark roast with shots after 11 am, 70% of the time, baristas don’t know that they need to do a pour-over. So I get there and they say they used pre-brewed Pikes or bitter medium roast from the container and I just spent a whopping $8 - $12 (dep on # of xtra shots) on a coffee I DIDN’T ORDER and they have to dump it and remake it as a pour-over, wasting their time, my time, coffee, etc. So please, there used to be an option to order, let’s say, Verona using the Clover®️ and I could add everything I wanted. But Clover’s are all gone now. So just replace that feature with us being able to select the roast we want as a pour-over so the baristas don’t get confused. It’s such a waste of time. Original Review ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ Very close to perfect app for my coffee habit. Love ordering ahead or even in the store ordering from app. I feel like there were one or two things I would have suggested changing or adding but I can’t think of it right now :)


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Needs more options like unsweetened and sugar free

I wish I could like the app more. It’s great that everyone at the office can place their order and then one person pick it up. The issue is that in this day and age with so many people being diabetic and others doing Keto you sugar free or unsweetened options are severely lacking. For example chai tea has no sugars or carbs naturally. The chai “syrup” that is used in the chai drinks and fraps does. There needs to be an unsweetened option or an option in the app to have tea bags used instead. The same goes for the coconut milk and almond milk. There needs to be unsweetened options in the app. My office use to do Starbucks runs multiple times a week but we don’t anymore because too many people can’t place an order online through the app as sugar free, unsweetened, and Keto options are not readily available. If they want a chai latte they have to go in to order it and asked for it to be made with tea bags. Also need a way to report that the drink you ordered online, and picked up is wrong. This is another reason we stopped our Starbucks runs is that one person would pick up the orders for everyone and not know if something was wrong. I ordered a pink drink but what I got didn’t have any coconut milk in it. I took a picture of the drink, label, and order to prove it but couldn’t do anything about it while I was at work.


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Okay but not perfect

I love mobile ordering. I love that I can place an order from home, have it ready by the time I reach the store, and leave with minimal exposure. I'm mildly annoyed by how the app intentionally hinders itself when you don't share your location. I'm an adult, I know how to choose where I want to pick up from, and I don't need you to patronizingly tell me, "are you sure you want to order? Looks like you're too far away from the store!" Shoo, Big Brother. I really love and really appreciate that Starbucks is going the extra mile by closing stores to sanitize everything to the nines after reported COVID cases. Can you guys take a suggestion, though? Is it possible to mark stores that are closed on the app? To me, closing off mobile ordering and giving a message that "a barista here will be willing to take your order in person" means to me that the store is still open. I've TWICE now driven all the way to Starbucks only to find the location closed at 7 or 8 in the morning. Meanwhile the hours on the app, the website, and the oft-neglected location Facebook show that it's currently "open". Please please please, I'm begging, please make it so that the app can be a real-time reflection of stores that are *actually* open.


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Very lame app and poor costumer service over the phone

About two weeks ago ,I tried to create an account to enjoy the rewards ,well, its imposible. Why? I created ,then signing in ,nothing happen . Just ‘we’re sorry but we’re unable to log you in ,please try again’ . I got help over the line ,the agent was nice ,but even when he finally could create a password with my e-mail ,he never want to give it to me . Then , ill wait 24 hrs because they’re a system ‘has a problem’ okay ,let’s wait . 24 hrs goes by ,but no success trying the app or the website . A gentleman send me a gift card with 7 dollars (THANKS STARBUCKS) . Waiting the week to get the card ,registered online and enjoy the rewards ,everything that I mention before ,happens again. Is such a lame software at the website or app ,trying with iPhone 8 or galaxy s edge ,is the same . Creating another account with new e-mail ,the same . Is amazing how a company like Starbucks ,has a very poor app and nobody can tell you what’s going on . If people or companies create a platform who let costumers enjoy programs ,they should to give it maintenance. Worst is the people over the phone who doesn’t know about the website or the app. They won’t reset your account and you need to wait 24 hrs . Starbucks should have a kiosk like McDonald’s and make his service faster and easy. The app is a failure system along with the website ,PERIOD.


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Anissa Loves Starbucks ⭐️☀️🌞😇

Throughout the years, I have been a customer since 2005.. I have met such beautiful people, that had a smile that shined. I have had cups drawn on with special saying. “ like Caterpillar‘s, and butterfly’s. With specials sayings. Even wrote my name, by special sayings to me.”. I’ve grown to be apart of your family.. I have even had tears, by the window. To where I felt they were family. I have gave a lot of special things. “Rocks, cards, and a smile 😊, I even was a customer of the month.” I am a domestic abuse survivor, and survived cancer..We all have been through different walks of life. Little things brought happiness. I felt always special at times.. My grandsons and I go through a lot too. They are even getting to know drinks, and always have smiles.. Just wanted to share little things in Life. At times it’s expensive, but know it’s always a memory with grandsons and family and friends. Thank u 😊 ⭐️Starbucks....♥️😇 I wanted to say, I have always went through Wausau Starbucks , off of 17th street. But moved to Neenah Wisconsin now.. but always go back to Wausau, where my family is.. thank u again Anissa Cleveland


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Muir Station Martinez Ca.

Hello: I have been doing she’s a Martinez Muir station Starbucks for a majority of my adult life this is by far my favorite Starbucks. I can’t say this about every merchant I’ve been to but for some reason this Starbucks has the best stuff from morning to evening. I go in there first thing in the morning; all of the morning people are so pleasant friendly, caring, giving, and wonderful. Not once has anyone ever been rude to me my husband or my son. The evening people they are all just as wonderful as we all know in retail or any other type of business all the strong people usually work in the morning but for this place the evening people are just as wonderful I have never had a bad encounter with anyone from the Starbucks. That says a lot because the type of work they do they’re in countering all types of people through this pandemic and it can take a toll on you. If I had money to give each and everyone of them a gift I would but letting them know that I appreciate them all very much. I just want to thank them for taking care of me, my husband, and my son. Kaye, Calvin & Calvin Jr.





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Inconsiderate controls

Starbucks really was not thinking when they designed this particular application on the scan function. You need to redo it-Individuals should absolutely retain control of how bright a screen can be made and yet the Starbucks application automatically takes it all the way up to 100% anytime you touch the Scan button. This is particularly uncomfortable if you are looking at your application and you hit that button and you happen to have a light sensitive disorder- this is agony. I realize why Starbucks did this -so that it’s easier to scan it in store- but there was no actual *reason* to do it. Every person who owns a smart phone should know at this point how to raise the brightness on their own. In addition, earning stars is not consistent. I ordered a latte every day of the week and have managed to never get 80 stars when they run that particular promotion because there is some sort of a glitch there. I doubt I’ll continue using the application after this simply because stars are too hard to gain. As I’ve had a scan on the application every time because it’s taking the money out of the Starbucks account to pay for it, there ought to be the expected Stars for it too.


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Does what it says

There’s not too much to say about the Starbucks app. It does what it is designed to do, and it does it fairly well. Other than the fact it says I joined their rewards program in 2019 (my gold card says “member since 2012” on it, and I opened my account a few years prior to that) there aren’t any significant issues that I’ve noticed. The app helps locate stores (so does any Maps app), you can order easily enough in the app, you can customize and save favorite drinks, manage your Starbucks card(s), view and use rewards, etcetera. It’s difficult to say much about the experience except “does what it says it does, doesn’t ‘wow’ but it doesn’t need to, gets the job done.” That may not be the most stellar review, but not every app can be amazing — perhaps it’s slightly refreshing that the Starbucks app doesn’t try to be, it simply exists and fulfills a purpose. If you go to Starbucks enough to make the space on your device worth it, get this app. Open a free rewards account. Use a Starbucks card to order. If not? Unless you’re hoping to start a new hobby that takes time out of your day and money out of your pocket, move along.


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Update fixed nothing

I had high hopes that Starbucks would fix their mistakes when this update came out, but I was disappointed. The layout is still horrible. I dislike that the photos of items are huge, but the area you have to touch to choose an item is tiny. Then, when you touch it, there is a significant lag, where you can’t tell if the item is added, and the only indication is a tiny number on the bottom right. To add a second item you have to notice the tiny x at the top right and touch it. Then there are too many redundant acknowledgements when ordering. One out of ever four times I mobile order, I end up waiting a long time and finally asking about my order, only to find out the long pause before the final acknowledgement combined with the fact the final ack button is a black bar at the bottom, causes me to fail to order. Really, agreeing to pay should be the last thing I have to do. The app even has my GPS location so it knows I went to the store and waited 12 mins while it refused to send in my order because it is afraid I might go to the wrong store.


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Reloading the Card Needs to be Optional

I would actually choose Starbucks so much more frequently if I was able to pay the total amount of my order instead of having to reload a minimum of $10 every time I order. Which I didn’t even know it was $10, I thought it was $15 because the lowest minimum of $10 isn’t the prompted amount. I want to be able to pay my order total- not give you my money like an ATM at a bank so you can use it at your free will until or if I ever order again. There’s no reason we should not be able to do pay as you go! Every Starbucks near my house and my job are high volume. I have to order on the app to ensure I won’t be late- regardless of how early or how much time I have. Wait time estimations are unreliable, using the app is so much faster and easier, however, I very rarely do because of the lack of pay as you go feature. I almost always choose competitors such as local shops, convenience stores, or Dunkin Donuts because I know I can be in and out of these places, unlike Starbucks. Ive ordered in Starbucks and waited on average 10 mins every time and that doesn’t even include the very busy days. You are taking away an added convenience and because of it losing potential sales!


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It’s just a great app

As someone who doesn’t drink coffee and only goes every now and again, I find the Starbucks app extremely useful. I think the thing I use it for the most is to check whether a location has what I want to get, which is great because then I don’t go to one that’s out of everything. Design and UI wise, obviously fitting the brand to a T, the UI has gotten increasingly better as it’s been updated. The use of imagery, cards, and a whole bunch of other trendy design tricks is executed honestly perfectly. The interaction is almost seem-less from when you start an order to when you pick it up. Sure there’s small things I would move here and there, or making the games that come around every season integrated into the app rather than being a buggy flash game. Overall it’s an app that gets the job done in style. If you’ve never been to Starbucks it’s a great introduction to the menu and all their items. And if you go constantly, you probably already have it because of the points system. There’s no such thing to me as a perfect product but this does come very close to what could be exactly that.


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Preorder

This is the second time in 2 weeks time was wasted doing a app preorder. 2 weeks ago I ordered only to get there and the door was locked. After getting back in my car I watched other people stabd at the door and and employee brought them their app order. At this point i was sandwiched between cars and had to wait in he long drove through line. I get last minute changes as I was informed they had just turned off their pre order. But either wait until mobile orders are picked up before locking the door or designate and employee to bring them out as to not just serve certain customers. Waiting in the long line just defeats the purpose of the mobile order. May as well just order at the window since I have to go through it. Today I place another order. Get there and again cant get it. Another very lengthy line. I had to just call and have my order cancelled as I did not have the extra time to sit and wait and get my “cold” order. The same applies here. Just trun off the mobile order as having to wait in th line again defeats its purpose. If people knew they had to wait in the line such as the length of starbucks they would probably accommodate their time to do so. Very frustrated as I just reloaded my card to realize now that I would rather not spend the money here.


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Works great on iPhone but not on Apple Watch

The app is exceptional at what it advertises to do. I’ve been using it for years and it doesn’t give issues often, at least not often enough to remember. The watch counterpart needs a lot of work though and it saddens me because I like what the Watch app is setting out to do. The problem is the Watch doesn’t accurately update its information regarding your balance in your card or you star total on your rewards. It appears to rely on your phone to do that, so you need to open your phone app to have the Watch refresh and update its info—which defeats the purpose of the Watch! If that wasn’t bad enough, it’s bloody slow at updating as well which makes the experience more cumbersome. Overall, I love the idea of the Watch being able to do everything, from paying with it, to updating its information, reloading from right there, to even having the complication in your watch face to see how your rewards are doing and your balance. I’m still giving it four stars because the iPhone version works great and for most that’s enough but it’s still sad that the other version seems to be ignored from the devs.







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Is Starbucks Safe?

Yes. Starbucks is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 3,998,861 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Starbucks Is 37.6/100.



Is Starbucks Legit?

Yes. Starbucks is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 3,998,861 Starbucks User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Starbucks Is 37.6/100.


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