If you’re a coffee connoisseur, you know that not all Starbucks are the same. The Pier Park Starbucks outside of Panama City Beach stands on its own merit. A spacious location with plenty of seating, both inside and out, welcomes shoppers, professionals, and students spending quality time with their study materials. The outdoor seating is located just beside the Super Bunjee play area, making it a popular spot for parents to stop when shopping at Pier Park or taking kids to play at the bunjee facility.
A particularly clean, efficiently-run location staffed with patient, helpful baristas, there’s a reason this Starbucks is among the most popular in the Panama City area. A wide array of mouthwatering pastries and baked goods, a well-stocked cold case with sandwiches, salads, and bottled drinks, and the full menu of Starbucks drinks–from the smile-inducing Pink Drink to the most serious cup of brew–makes it an unequivocally well-rounded coffee (and tea, and snack) destination.
Expect quick service, even if there’s a line, and consistently accurate drink orders at this location. Any issues are resolved quickly and with over-the-top customer service. The best service comes from individuals who like their jobs and are having a great day themselves, and that’s exactly the impression you’ll get when you walk through the door. Low-key music, an unhurried atmosphere, and efficient service make this Starbucks a natural place to stop for a breather in the midst of a busy day.
A few of our favorite menu items include:
The Pink Drink
A fruity, refreshing strawberry-and-coconut drink served over ice, complete with a few fresh strawberries mixed in. Perfect for a light pick-me-up, and popular among non-coffee-drinkers.
Asiago Everything Bagels
Lower-priced than a bagel shop, but with a tender, savory, mouthwatering flavor that’s the perfect complement to an expensive coffee.
Vanilla Cream Cold Brew
Smooth, easygoing cold brew coffee over ice with a splash of light, sweet vanilla cream that adds just the right balance of flavor for those who prefer their drink slightly sweet.
Salted Caramel Mocha
Sweet, decadent, and maybe a little fancy. The salted caramel mocha offers the perfect balance of coffee and chocolate flavors, and it’s topped with real whipped cream, caramel sauce, and a light sprinkle of smoky salt.
The Pier Park Starbucks is located just off the front rotary in the Pier Park Shopping Center; it’s conveniently wedged between New York Pizza and Grill, Marble Slab, and Super Bunjee, and it’s convenient to a wide array of restaurants (and treat shops!) within walking distance in Pier Park.
Lines move quickly, but this location is almost always a bit busy. If you’re strapped for time and aren’t stopping at Pier Park, you might get in and out more quickly at the Starbucks drive-through beside the McDonald’s on Sea Turtle Drive, just a couple of blocks away.