I'm a Blenz guy through and through if I were to choose between franchises.
Through the grapevine they are phasing out the breakfast sandwiches although some locations still has them, as this one does. The bacon or sausage sandwich are the ones of choice. This place toasts it nicely not overdone like a few other locations I've had them at. Although they are tasty they are also grossly overpriced and between the two I would prefer a Sausage and Egg McMuffin from McDonalds instead. Considering the type of clientele Starbucks tends to attract it's priced right up their alley.
Drinks are drinks. They look good on the board but it totally depends on the barista making it to know if it's good or not. For me, it's been great to deplorable. At this location however, it has been good overall.
The counterpersons and baristas do a good job. It's a smaller shop in both size and customer turnover and I've always found every location to be consistently slow from ordering your drink to having it in your hand.
Of course the theme for franchises is consistency and this one looks like any other Starbucks, including the god awful overroasted beans scent that hits you when you open the door and becomes permeated into your clothes.
Whatever, it's a Starbucks.
I've been to Starbucks a few times and I'd say that more often than not the place smells like burned coffee and, not really surprising considering that it smells like it, my coffe tastes burned. I find it kind of miffing that you pay four dollars for a cup of coffee just to find it's burned. There are so many coffee shops and little cafes in vancouver that you can definitely find a better cup of coffee elsewhere. Also, their baked goods are usually bland and dry, I do like the fruit/granola/yogurt cups but again you can probably find a tastier snack in one of the other cafes in this city.