By Adam Bookbinder
You can pretty much find a Starbucks every few blocks in Los Angeles. Whether they’re in a strip mall, on a street corner, stand alone locations or even in supermarkets, they all pretty much have a certain vibe and feel to them.
All except one lone Starbucks location in Highland Park, which has been dubbed “Sad Starbucks” and “the most depressing Starbucks in America.”
Unlike the “Dumb Starbucks,” this location is not a prank.
The Highland Park Starbucks is new to the neighborhood and has only been open two weeks. But it doesn’t look like any other Starbucks you’ve probably seen.
This location, in the 6400 block of York Avenue, is pretty much a drive-thru with a walk-up window to order your double venti mocha latte. There is no indoor area to sit, instead there are tables with umbrellas outside.
Want to add some cream or sugar to your already sweet drink? Sorry, there’s no “fixins” area to do so, like conventional Starbucks.
And the bathrooms are very easy to find, since they’re pretty much front and center.
The neighborhood is not very happy about their new Starbucks. Not only because they didn’t want the international coffee chain there to begin with to take away from local businesses, but also because it’s pretty much an eyesore in the up-and-coming neighborhood.
This definitely is not the type of Starbucks you’ll see someone writing the next big script for something or other.
LAist has photos of the very sad looking Starbucks here.