Various locations throughout Monterey County | starbucks.com
Meet for macchiatos at one of the more than 30 Starbucks locations in Monterey County and leave with more than a caffeine buzz. The opportunity to eavesdrop is one of the coffee chain’s many perks. Local power brokers, politicians, area movers and shakers—and the occasional jilted lover or two—frequent Starbucks, where coffee starts their lips a loosening. The resulting tidbits and intrigue are more delicious than an iced peppermint white chocolate mocha.