The Washington Times - February 9, 2009, 01:28PM

Starbucks is preparing to thwart McDonald’s intrusion onto its coffee domain by serving breakfast meals with its premium beverages, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.

The global coffeehouse aims to “reprogram” customers’ expectations about they can get at the local Starbucks, which will offer a 12-ounce latte with coffee cake and a 12-ounce coffee with a breakfast roll.

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The thing is Starbucks will make you order in its corporate Spanish/Italian (Spatalian?) pseudo-language.  So you will be able to get a venti mocha latte with a piccolo queso sombrero.  Yum!

If Starbucks makes you pay $5 for a cup of coffee, how much do you think they’ll charge for real food?