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Starbucks Like You’ve Never Seen: 9 Unbelievable Starbucks Cafes Across the Globe

Calling all Starbucks fans! These are some of the most famous Starbucks locations around the world.

1: Chicago Roastery in Illinois 

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At over 35,000 square feet, the Chicago Roastery is the world’s largest Starbucks Reserve. The fabulous location opened in November 2019 and offers guests an immersive coffee experience, with five floors of coffee bars, a mural paying homage to farmers, gift shops, and a roof deck.

2: Tokyo Roastery in Japan  

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The Tokyo Roastery is one of 35,000 Starbucks destinations around the globe. The unique location boasts captivating architecture like origami-style ceilings and “symphony pipes” that transport roasted coffee beans from the first floor to the third, where they are used to create flavorful beverages.

3: Seattle Roastery in Washington

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Starbucks’ first Reserve Roastery is located in Seattle. The location opened to the public in 2014 and paved the way for six reserves worldwide. The site features a library with over 200 titles about coffee and delivers eight prepping methods for coffee that guests can watch.

4: Kyoto, Japan 

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Opened in June of 2017, the Starbucks in Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Chaya is situated in a traditional Japanese-style home, offering guests a chance to immerse themselves in Japanese culture. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful lanterns, moss gardens, and lounges, where they must remove their shoes before entering.

5: Paris, France 

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In the midst of the City of Love, avid coffee sippers will find one of the fanciest Starbucks locations to date. The Boulevard des Capucines building dates back to the 17th century and features dark wooded architecture to compliment the coffee bar. It opened to the public in 2006.

6: Prado Norte, Mexico

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This Starbucks in Prado Norte, Mexico City, is a stunning visitor destination. The storefront is inspired by Spanish architecture and features trimmed plants and rich blue murals ahead of its entrance. 

7: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

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Drowned in a pale pink exterior, the Starbucks in Turks and Caicos is reminiscent of the branch’s Pink Drink Refresher and the flamingos on the island. As the only franchise in the country, this Starbucks location provides coffee drinkers with a relaxing, peaceful experience as a respite from the heat. 

8: Shanghai Roastery in China

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Starbucks Reserve Roastery’s Shanghai location is among the liveliest on the list. Opening in 2017, the domed-shape exterior employs over 400 employees and is set on one of the most luxurious streets in China. Still not convinced? Coffee drinkers can also order nitrogen-infused tea drinks.

9: Seattle, Washington

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The Pike Place Market in Washington is home to the first-ever Starbucks. The location opened over five decades ago in 1971 and is near a beautiful downtown Seattle waterfront. What else could you ask for?

From the Top

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In the 1980s, New Yorker Howard Schultz visited Pike Place Market, took one sip of their coffee, and instantly knew the shop would see great success. Howard traveled to Italy and returned to Seattle, inspired by Italy’s coffee culture. Not long after, Starbucks expanded to Chicago and Canada. 

Media Popularity 

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Seeing mass success with its expansion, Starbucks gained popularity in the 90s and the 2000s. The franchise serves more than 100 million coffee drinkers across over 70 markets on a daily basis.

Seasonal Menus

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Just like the seasons, Starbucks drinks change frequently. The coffee shop is known for its limited-time drinks and unique menu options. Some seasonal offerings include the Chocolate Java mint Frappuccino and White Chocolate Macadamia Cream Cold Brew.

Secret Menu

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“The Secret Menu” offers various drinks not listed on Starbucks’ original menu, such as the Twix Frappuccino and the White Chocolate Pink Drink.

Starbucks Lingo

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Ordering at Starbucks for the first time can be daunting; there are hundreds of options and unique terminology to learn. Here’s a crash course: a short is eight ounces, a tall is 12 ounces, a grande is 16 ounces, and a venti is 20 ounces.

Frequent Customers

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Approximately 60 million people visit Starbucks each week, lured by fancy mixes and drinks to order on its menu.

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