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. 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.
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.