2 - 1 - 20150912_112331 quiche and salad weekend brunch testStarbucks is testing a “Weekend Brunch” concept for the Evenings stores. This test is only happening for six days so you have to get there soon to experience it.

These are the stores where the Weekend Brunch is happening:

Mill Creek Town Center

Woodinville at Garden Way

Kent Kangley & Diamond Road

The new brunch is available from 8 AM to 2 PM, on September 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th.

So on the first weekend of Weekend Brunch, I headed to Mill Creak Town Center to check it out. I tried the Vanilla Belgian Waffles and the Ham and Cheese Quiche. The Quiche was delicious and I very much liked the balsamic vinaigrette dressing with the salad. I suppose that if you had really hoped for a different dressing, this wouldn’t be for you since balsamic vinaigrette is the only option.

The Waffles were yummy. They were a little dense and you could really taste the pearlized sugar. One thing though is that there’s no way to order syrup with your brunch. The waffles came with just the right amount of whipped cream and plenty of blueberries.

2 - 1 - 20150912_121443 waffles weekend brunch testHere’s what the test looks like in the pastry case:

2 - 1 - 20150912_111616 display in the pastry caseOne of the unique things about the food test is that you order your food, then sit down. The partners will bring your brunch to you when it’s ready. In the photo with the waffles, you can see a little sign that has the Willow Blend coffee graphics. That little thing acts as your ‘number’ and partners know to bring you your food.

I realize this is absolutely a tiny test, but if by change you’ve had the chance to try the Starbucks Weekend Brunch, I’d love to know your thoughts. The idea is that this is something that could be introduced and launched into Evenings Starbucks locations. If you are wondering if there is an Evenings Starbucks store near you, use the store locator and filter your results by “Starbucks Evenings.”

2 - 1 - 20150912_111203 outdoor sign for weekend brunch test

New Doc 29_1What would you want to see for a brunch option at Starbucks?