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Thirsty for Starbucks coffee today? How to order until stores reopen

There are still several reliable ways to get your Starbucks lattes, cappuccinos and egg sandwiches.

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Uber Eats is one delivery option.

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Just because Starbucks closed all its US stores to walk-in customers until at least April 3 doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to your venti iced caramel cloud macchiato with extra drizzle. Many locations are open for drive-thru (we show you how to find them below), and the chain has partnered with several delivery companies that will bring coffee and other menu orders direct to your door. Just don't forget to tip your driver well.

Starbucks temporarily shut its over 10,000 US shops to foot traffic on March 20. The cafes are also closed in the UK and other countries affected by the coronavirus outbreak. We'll update this story when we learn if Starbucks will reopen stores in early April, or extend the temporary closures. 

Here's how to get your fix until Starbucks stores reopen their doors.

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Starbucks drive-thru windows

While you can't walk into a Starbucks store to order or pick up your drink, you can get it from a location with a drive-thru window. Roughly 60% of all Starbucks stores in the US have a drive-thru option, according to a company representative. 

You can either order ahead on your phone's Starbucks app or order when you get to the drive-thru. 

To find out where your closest Starbucks Drive-Thru location is, consult the store locator website, which will zero in on your location, or search the Starbucks app. Once you open the app, tap Stores, then Filter (in the top right corner), and select Drive-Thru. Then tap Show stores.

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Delivery apps and services

In January, Starbucks announced a partnership with Uber Eats to bring delivery to 49 markets across 33 US states. There's even a dedicated Starbucks minisite within UberEats.com where you can check if delivery exists in your location.

Here are some delivery sites that will bring Starbucks menu items to your doorstep. You'll need to check your area for eligibility and delivery fees may apply. During the coronavirus outbreak, we recommend tipping your delivery driver more.

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Find the exceptions to the rule

Although most of the country's Starbucks coffee shops are closing, a smattering of shops will remain open. "Some exceptions will be made for those cafes serving in or around hospitals and health care centers in our efforts to serve first responders and health care workers," Starbucks said in a statement.

Non-Starbucks operated stores

It isn't clear if Starbucks stores that aren't operated by the company -- but which use its name and products -- will still be open for take-out orders, such as Starbucks shops in hotel lobbies. If you're nearby one and jonesing for a cappuccino while practicing safe social distancing, it could be worth checking just in case.

Remember that if you do leave the house during the coronavirus crisis, take these 10 practical precautions to help avoid the virus. Stay up to date on the latest news through phone alerts and keep yourself from feeling lonely with these seven ways to connect with community while you're staying at home.

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The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.