Quite often, my friends who want to hang out default to meeting up at one of the many many Starbucks in New York. If possible, I try to steer them towards other places that are less specialty-coffee-focused, but I can't always do that.
I don't drink coffee for various reasons (tummy problems, caffeine causes headaches and insomnia) and I have to limit my dairy intake (more tummy problems!). Sometimes I don't order anything but that can make things awkward than necessary (especially if said friend is offering to pay).
Sure, I could just get a tea or decaf, but I wanted to know if you guys have favorite non-coffee drinks from Starbucks.