The first Starbucks express store in Europe has opened its doors to the public today in London’s Canary Wharf district.
Featuring an open layout, the new store’s format offers a walk-through experience and a streamlined menu served via an early order point, allowing customers to order, pay and pick-up with speed.
The streamlined menu is displayed on digital menu boards which rotate throughout the day, and Mobile Order & Pay has also been integrated for customers who want to order ahead.
The London launch follows the successful express format store openings in New York, Toronto and Chicago.
“We recognise some of our customers, and especially busy commuters in Canary Wharf, are moving at pace and need fast, efficient and high quality service whatever the time of day,” Starbucks Europe operations vice president Rhys Iley said.
“The new express format is the latest in our evolving store portfolio, which aims to meet the needs of our customers while keeping our baristas at the heart of the customer experience.”
The opening comes just weeks after Nespresso opened its first London flagship on the Cheapside in the City.