The reason why I went to Starbucks is simply that it was easy to find. You knew what you were getting and mainly you could stay forever in there. Remember the memes on hipsters who took their PC (screens and everything) in there or people went in to write a deep and meaningful work?
For me, it was just quite convenient. I must also say that my orientation skills at least in the big cities tend to be really appalling. Everything looks the same like… everything is full of the same chains. Once I was talking to a friend and I was explaining this and how they are everywhere and she told me there were no Starbucks in Italy. Really? I couldn’t believe it! Well, this has recently changed.