Are Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts Open on Labor Day? Check Coffee Shop Hours Here

Labor Day is observed annually on the first Monday of September and this year falls on September 7. It is a federal holiday, so many offices and businesses are either closed or operate on a reduced schedule. This includes coffee shops.

Here we present the hours of operation on Labor Day at popular coffee chains across the country.


Most Starbucks branches are open on Labor Day but hours vary by location. Opening hours typically range from around 5:30 or 6 a.m. (local time) to 8 or 9 p.m. (local time). Check the exact hours of your nearest venue at the Starbucks website.

Starbucks began reopening some of its closed venues from May, with several safety measures in place amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

From July 15, Starbucks has required all customers to wear face coverings when visiting any of its U.S. shops.

"At select locations where a local government [mask] mandate is not in place, customers that may not be wearing a facial covering will have various options to order their Starbucks, including ordering at the drive-thru, curbside pickup through the Starbucks app or placing an order for delivery through Starbucks Delivers," the company notes on its website.

Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts shops are open on Labor Day but operate on reduced hours. Normal opening hours run from around 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time), while some are open 24 hours a day. Weekend hours are typically from around 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (local time). Check your local venue to confirm exact timings.

Ninety percent of Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the U.S. have remained open amid the ongoing pandemic, "with even more options to allow guests to get in and get on their way safely," the company noted back in May.

"In addition to drive-thru service, we added curbside pick-up, expanded delivery to thousands of Dunkin' locations, promoted mobile ordering through our app, and suggested payment by credit card versus cash," the company said.

Several safety measures have been introduced including hygiene training and employee health checks using infrared thermometers. From August 5, all customers have been required to wear face coverings inside all Dunkin' Donuts venues.

Panera Bread

The bakery-cafe chain is open on Labor Day but hours may differ by branch. The venue's typical hours of operation range from around 5:30-6 a.m. (local time) to about 8-10 p.m. (local time). See the Panera website to find your local branch for exact timings.

The company has implemented several safety measures amid the ongoing outbreak, including face coverings, which have been required at all of its venues since July 15.

"Beginning Wednesday, July 15, Panera guests are asked to wear a mask inside our bakery-cafes nationwide. To ensure the safety of our associates and guests, masks are required at all times, except while seated and eating or drinking.

"If any customer does not have or want to wear a mask for any reason, we will happily serve them via Panera Curbside, Delivery or Drive-Thru," the company stated.

Its dining rooms have been opening on a rolling basis with "strict safety measures" in place.

Au Bon Pain

The bakery cafe chain is open on Labor Day but hours will vary by branch. Some venues remain open 24 hours a day during the week. See the Au Bon Pain website for details on your local venue.

This week, the company announced the temporary closure of selected venues across the country, including in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida and Washington, among other areas.

"With COVID-19's far-reaching and evolving impact, to protect our communities, teams and customers, we have made the very difficult decision to temporarily close select Au Bon Pain cafes," the company said in a statement Tuesday.

"We will reevaluate these café closures and will reopen when we feel it is prudent to do so. We will keep you updated as changes occur," the company added.

Dunkin' Donuts, Santa Monica, California, 2015
The Dunkin' Donuts retail sign at a chain in Santa Monica of Southern California, Southern California, pictured on January 27, 2015. Getty Images

Peet's Coffee and Tea

The coffee chain is open on Labor Day but operates on reduced hours at several locations. Regular opening hours tend to range from around 5:30 or 6 a.m. (local time) to 8 or 9 p.m. (local time). Check your nearest venue on the company website for exact hours.

The company has also introduced several safety measures, from social distancing guidelines and employee health checks to a mandate for face coverings, which are "now required for entry and service at all Peet's locations," the company confirmed on its website.

Caribou Coffee

The coffee shop is open on Labor Day but some venues may be operating on a reduced schedule. Regular opening hours range from about 5:30 a.m. to around 9 p.m. (local time). See the Caribou Coffee website for the exact hours at your local branch.

From July 20, customers at all Caribou Coffee locations have also been required to wear face coverings.

"Customers who are not wearing a face covering have alternate options to receive their order, including ordering at the drive-thru or selecting curbside pickup through the Caribou App. Those with underlying medical exemptions and young children are excluded from the requirement," the company noted on its website.