I’ve mentioned that Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen is one of my favorites before but I thought devoting a post to it would make others more willing to pick it up. The story is fantastic, the characters are so well developed, you feel for all of them, and you’ll get to a point where you don’t want to put it down. It’d say its a heavier read than Harry Potter or Bossypants but it can be equally as enjoyable.
Dunkin Donuts… another massive chain and not necessarily the first chain you’d think of to get coffee from but I am telling you, it is delicious. Whether hot or cold, latte or coffee you won’t be disappointed in the taste and flavor. It is cheaper than most but their prices do depend on location. The cheapest is the one located right near Georgia State but I really love the one on Ponce (I frequent Ponce a lot if you haven’t noticed). Also they have a pumpkin donut right now that I could eat every single day. IT IS AMAZING! Not more amazing than their caramel latte but maybe equally amazing.
Also I suggest reading, eating, and sipping in your own favorite spot. My favorite spot is my chair I mentioned earlier. A lot of Dunkins have drive thrus and this book is a little bit more heavy, so being extra cozy sounds perfect. If not, Dunkin does have seating made up of small tables and chairs that one could easily study on.
I have made my suggestions and here is my accusation (Review):
Noise level: Dunkin can be either packed or completely vacant depending but your own space is as quiet as you’d like.
Seating: Your own space or Dunkin’s small tables.
Food: Pumpkin. Donut. But also their breakfast food & if there is a Baskin Robins they have a super rich chocolate milkshake.
Location: Ponce de Leon (Next to Wendy’s)
Yelp Rating: No Yelp Rating (The store has only been opened for a few months)
To stick with my clue theme, my post will feature…
My book suggestion, Hey, Whipple Squeeze This, is about advertising and what it take to be creative in a business world. I will say that this book is for those who actually are interested in what goes into creating an ad but it is written in such a wonderful way that it doesn’t feel like you are learning while reading (AKA: a textbook). Luke Sullivan is not just a successful advertiser but a great writer. This is a book you can pick up anytime and not feel like you’ve forgotten the story line.
That’s why I suggest reading it in the Starbucks on Ponce de Leon. I am guessing it is surprising that I am writing about Starbucks since it is such a big chain but I happen to like Starbucks for certain reasons (specifically at this location). Yes, it can be busy but even when this Starbucks is busy it does not feel overwhelming and distracting. It does not get as much traffic as others with drive-thurs and the employees know how to make a drink. Due to the fast nature of a normal Starbucks, their baristas are prone to mess up drinks more often due to speed. This one does not have that problem and you can expect your drink to be one of the best. The Ponce baristas are great because many chose to work at that location due to the slower pace. I would much rather have my drink take a litter bit longer to taste exactly right. The atmosphere is great and the variety of seating is set up in a great way. They have comfy chairs and couches on one side, then desks and tables on the other. So readers and studiers are separated. This Starbucks also have a great machine called the Clover. It is a reverse french press, so you get very rich flavors that was brewed individually for you in the Clover. (You can get any of their brewed coffees and I would suggest any of the Sumatra blends if you like dark roasts.)
Since I am writing about reading a specific book for this space, I would suggest the couches or chairs to “lounge” in. There will be less clicking of keyboards and you can sit for hours and listen to that espresso machine steam delicious milk.
I have made my suggestions and here is my accusation (review):
Noise level: Not as loud as your normal Starbucks, light chatter is usually occurring but nothing that would be distracting.
Seating: Wonderful set-up. Comfy seating on one side and more studious desks on the other.
Food: Variety of food. My suggestion is the protein box, so delicious!
Location: Ponce de Leon (Midtown Place Shopping Center)
Yelp Rating: 3 Stars
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