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Address: 1912 Pike St, Corner with 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA
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Description: See where it all started: America's most popular coffeehouse is Seattle's...
See where it all started: America's most popular coffeehouse is Seattle's biggest claim to fame.
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Go early or late to avoid the line

My husband used to work for Starbucks so we had to go. We went in the evening and only had 3 people in line in front of us. Service was really fast and yet friendly. They have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a no frills place. The place is filled with boxes for the mugs they sell you. You don't go here for the atmosphere - you just go here to say you've been there. You also need to know what to order - they get you in and out and there isn't much of a menu board.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband used to work for Starbucks so we had to go. We went in the evening and only had 3 people in line in front of us. Service was really fast and yet friendly. They have coffees there that you can't get elsewhere. We went back to the market the next day and the line was to the end... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The fact that's it's the 'original' one doesn't really matter. Just another Starbucks location. Small, had to queue outside, totally not worth it for us.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Walked the streets of Pikes Market and noticed a large line up to get into this iconic Starbucks location. For us die hard coffee lovers this is the place to get your caffeine fix!

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Richmond Hill
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were glad that we visited this place before the Roastery. There was a lineup but no one was sure if anyone was ordering drinks, or if we could just go in to look at the history of the place and see exclusive merchandise. Since the line hardly moved, and another "customer" just walked past the lineup to see the... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you like Starbucks, this is a place you have to get to. It might be busy so take you're time getting in. This is where it all started. History and coffee in one place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If really want to go in go right before they close the market around 5:30pm or like everybody else said, go and just take a pic outside

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It takes patience to get inside as it is very touristy, long long line, people taking pictures, I haven't really tasted their coffee yet but please write a review and let us now! :)

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Farmington, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It seems there was always a line to get into "The Original Starbucks". It is worth it to go and see where it all started but not the wait. Take my advice, go visit...take your picture in front of the building and then go around the corner to the right, 1 block away is another Starbucks with a very short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

First I'll start off by saying, yes there are other Starbucks in the area that might not have a wait. If you're not a big Starbucks fan, you probably wouldn't care to stop at the original Starbucks location...where it all started. However, for dedicated Starbucks patrons that appreciate the history & love their coffee, it's worth standing in line for... More 

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