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Drive-through Starbucks = rookie parent’s BFF

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.)

Drive thru Starbucks in the East Bay

But it exists. And it is worth finding, my friend. Just as you have seen on roadtrips, 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.

Sleepy kids justify drive-through starbucks


One more can be found in San Leandro. And plenty can be discovered if you get on the road outta town.

Related Rookie Mom activity: In case of a failed nap, treat yourself kindly by Joanne.

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4 thoughts on “Drive-through Starbucks = rookie parent’s BFF”

  1. The drive-thru Starbucks in El Cerrito is just a few minutes from my house. I visited it often during my maternity leave. Such a life/nap saver!

  2. There was some talk on the neighborhood list about putting in a drive thru Starbucks (and a McDonald’s) at High Street and 580 in Oakland. People were trying to shut it down. Hello! Don’t they know how much I need that? The drive through options are seriously lacking in the east bay.

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