At first I thought it was only a myth. There are so few drive-through conveniences in the East Bay, that I couldn’t imagine a drive-through Starbucks could sneak into our fair area code. Then, I hunted for it only to come up short. Twice. (First I didn’t go far enough, then too far.)
But it exists. And it is worth finding, my friend. There is a drive-through Starbucks in El Cerrito and it can be just the pick-me-up a new parent needs when you find yourself trapped in the car with a sleeping/screaming/drowsy baby.
From Berkeley, head north on San Pablo until you get to the plaza with the Home Depot and McDonald’s. It’s on your left.