Is it a library? Customers hog tables with laptops at Starbucks United Square

Submitted by Stomper Anonymous

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Starbucks is more than just a coffee place you visit for a dose of caffeine or to catch up with one's friends.

Most of us know it is also a favourite haunt for students 'mugging' for exams and financial advisors meeting with their clients.

A Stomper visited a Starbucks Reserve outlet at United Square on Saturday (Mar 4) and was dismayed to find people hogging seats and tables with their laptops and tablets.

"Upon seeing this, I asked the staff if there were any empty seats and was told they can't chase [these people] away," he said.

"I wanted to eat but I had to leave.

"One person's business gone.

"Starbucks is a library?"

This is not the first time patrons have complained of people, especially students, hogging seats while studying at Starbucks outlets.

Starbucks has commented on such complaints with the following response: