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Review: the top four Starbucks in Tulsa

You’re new to Tulsa—or maybe you’re a local looking for a new study spot—which Starbucks will best suit your needs? We asked the experts, your peers and Starbucks baristas, and we did some digging of our own. Here are some tips ORU students Isaac Jacobson and Sarah Altala-Navarez offered.

First, know what you want before you order. Jacobson suggests you ask your barista for recommendations if you have trouble deciding because they are happy to help. 

If you’re on a budget, buy the iced coffee. You can dress it up with cream and syrups to get the same taste as an espresso drink but for half the price. If you’re a gold cardholder, you even get free refills. An Americano or Nitro with Sweet Cream are also inexpensive options if you’re absolutely craving the taste of espresso or need lots of caffeine. Altala-Navarez thinks the most underrated drink is the Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato. “Get it iced with one pump of White Mocha,” she suggests. 

Furthermore, it’s “espresso,” not “ex-presso.” Learn how to say it now so you’re not the bane of every barista’s existence. Starbucks has a great rewards system, so download the app and start racking up points for free drinks and food. Finally, if you want a good seat, go to Starbucks during dinner hours.

Our ratings

91st (1) “Cozy”

-customer care: 5

-barista skill: 4

-seating availability: 4

-seating comfortability: 3

-brightness: 4

-noise level: 2

-drive-thru speed: 3

61st (2) “Classy”

-customer care: 4

-barista skill: 5

-seating availability: 4

-seating comfortability: 5

-brightness: 5

-noise level: 3

-drive-thru speed: 4

Utica (3) “Gorgeous”

-customer care: 3

-barista skill: 4

-seating availability: 5

-seating comfortability: 4

-brightness: 4

-noise level: 4

21st and Yale “Convenient” 

-customer care: 4

-barista skill: 4

-seating availability: 3

-seating comfortability: 3

-brightness: 4

-noise level: 3

-drive-thru speed: 4

Kenosha “Quiet”

-customer care: 3

-barista skill: 3.5

-seating availability: 4

-seating comfortability: 3

-brightness: 3

-noise level: 2

-drive-thru speed: 5

I-44 “Fastest drive-thru” 

-customer care: 5

-barista skill: 5

-seating availability: 4

-seating comfortability: 4

-brightness: 3

-noise level: 3

-drive-thru speed: 5