Boston Starbucks: The Smallest Starbucks
Located at 12 Winter Street, in Downtown Crossing, the Smallest Starbucks is, in the opinion of yr humble correspondent, the smallest Starbucks in Boston. It is roughly rectangular in shape & scarcely large enough to accomodate the counter behind which the baristas work, let alone the cream & sugar stations & the two tables that, somehow, have been crammed into the establishment's tiny bay windows.
The Smallest Starbucks, befitting its location in the heart of a retail zone, caters to all types. Tourists are most common during the spring and summer months & in the morning one can usually anticipate a long line of office workers about to start the usual nine-to-five grind. The occasional law student from Suffolk is not unusual, either.
All in all, the Smallest Starbucks would scarcely warrant notice from yr humble correspondent, or from any of my loyal readers, save for the fact that it is the optimal people-watching spot in Downtown Crossing. If one is able to manage a seat in the aforementioned tiny bay windows which are often occupied than one should prepare for a full day's worth of hilarity. The sort of people that linger around Downtown Crossing are, it is widely known, not of the most "typical" sort, after all, & observing their "fashion sense" & activities has most effectively killed many of yr humble correspondent's summer afternoons. For this reason, yr humble correspondent gives the Smallest Starbucks an acceptable A-.