As if any of us needed an additional excuse to go and visit a coffee shop (is anybody else's caffeine addiction slowly getting out of hand?), the popular coffee chain Starbucks is officially testing out a brunch menu -- and it doesn’t look half bad.
According to Starbucks Melody, an unofficial Starbucks news site, the chain began covertly conducting brunch trials at 78 Portland- and Seattle-area locations on Aug. 27. The menu is available only on weekends, and includes classic brunch staples like baked French toast, cage-free-egg quiches (either spinach and Swiss, or bacon and Swiss), as well as the crown jewel: Belgian waffles loaded with fresh blueberries, syrup, and powdered sugar.
Although Melody notes that Starbucks representatives have informed her that the brunch trials do not have a definitive end date, Melody guesses that the trial will likely last for six to eight weeks.
For now, customers in the area can order brunch items on weekends anytime from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., or as long as supplies lasts.
According to Melody, Starbucks' employees have confirmed that the company has conducted a similar, separate test of weekend brunch waffles back in the spring, so it is likely that they are here to stay.
What do you think? Are you excited to test out the new Starbucks brunch menu?