IMAG5697 Exterior Rancho Santa Margarita Evenings Clover Starbucks 25 June 2013Tucked away in South Orange County, there is a Starbucks offering  Clover – Reserve coffee, beer and wine, and a small selection of unique foods.  There are actually very few of the “Evenings” Starbucks so I definitely want to shine a spotlight on this location.  I visited on June 25, 2013, and met the manager Craig.

Here’s the store’s address –

30465 Avenida de las Flores
Lowes Plaza
Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688
(949) 589 9028

In case you are curious, this store has been at this location for just about 13 years – its grand opening was November 18, 2000.

I tried to get a good photo of the Clover.  In California, it appears to be the law that these plastic barriers must separate you from the Clover.  You don’t see these in Seattle.  It has one Clover and I’m told they do very well:

IMAG5709 Clover area - Rancho Santa Margerita Clover Starbucks June 2013

Craig and I did a coffee tasting of the Panama Carmen Estate and chatted for a bit.  I thought this was awesome: in June this year, the stores in this district collected over 5,000 bags of at-home coffee (whole bean and Via) and gave it to the troops at Camp Pendleton, a nearby Marine Corps base:

IMAG5706 Panama coffee 25 June 2013IMAG5719 Beans for troops

This is a fairly large store, with long bench seating (with a mural behind it), a community table, and an area in the back with a table and tall chairs.  The back area seating has a very cool wall made out of wine boxes:

IMAG5721 Wine boxes far wall Rancho Santa Margarita Starbucks 25 June 2013

Let me show off a few more photos of this Starbucks:

IMAG5738 Mural wall Rancho Santa Margarita Starbucks 25 June 2013IMAG5704 Rancho Santa Margarita - Beer and wine chalkboard list 25 June 2013IMAG5739 Interior Rancho Santa Margarita StarbucksIMAG5718 Visit Starbucks Rancho Santa Margarita flyer 25 June 2013IMAG5700 Interior lobby Rancho Santa Margarita Starbucks 25 June 2013IMAG5742 copyIMAG5741 Comfy seating near front windowsIMAG5702 Merch area Rancho Santa Margarita Starbucks

Hope you enjoyed this trip to Orange County, California, to visit an Evenings Starbucks!