I haven’t been to all the Starbucks outlets in Singapore but I am pretty sure that even if I did, the Playground@Big Splash outlet will remain as my favourite.
This outlet is bright, roomy, quiet and has quite a number of plush sofas. I rarely see crowds or students hanging out there with their friends to study (unlike the outlets in the shopping malls). This is possibly because the outlet is in a not-very-accessible-unless-you-drive location.
We visit this outlet quite often on Sunday mornings for breakfast. Whenever I am on leave, I find myself heading out there on my own.
It is a really great place to chill out, drink a mocha, eat a blueberry muffin and read a book. In peace and a just-right air-conditioning temperature. I find most Starbucks outlets warm and stuffy.
I am not sure if it is psychological but somehow, Starbucks coffee seems to taste better in a takeaway cup than in the mug. These days, I ask for my coffee to be served in a takeaway cup even when I am having it in the cafe. Not very environmentally conscious!