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Original Starbucks

1912 Pike St, Corner with 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA (Pike Place Market)
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Ranked #7 of 203 nightlife in Seattle
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Coffeehouses
Description: See where it all started: America's most popular coffeehouse is Seattle's biggest claim to fame.
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A visit to the first ever Starbucks is a must. It gets very busy but is worth going in if you are a Starbucks coffee lover like me. Combine with a trip to Pike Place Market.

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Ponoka, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Being a first time tourist, I had to go to the original Starbucks. The wait to get in was less that 10 minutes and moved along well. The coffee was great.

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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I remember when Starbucks first opened and was only in Seattle - fast forward many years and they are a staple wherever I travel around the world. With so many friends who are regulars to Starbucks I had to stop and take a photo of the original one - and the original logo before it became gentrified! If you are... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Okay yes it's just like every other Starbucks execpt for the sign and the souvenirs. But it was fun and I'm glad we didn't pass it even though the line was a little long. We were here in December and it took about 40 minutes to get in and out. But it was a good experience and now we can... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We visited the original Starbucks early to avoid all of the crowds because of reading other reviews. We got there at about 8:30am and it was perfect! No lines and we were able to get coffee and look at the souvineres. If you have to go late, just get your souvineres and walk down the street to the non-bust Starbucks... More

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Perth, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I enjoyed going here. I didn't go in because it was way too busy, and there was one right down the street. It looked really old, in a good way. I would recommend going here.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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221 reviews 221 reviews
82 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

So, I don't drink coffee so this was a little bit of a strange trip for me to go to Starbucks. My wife loves coffee so we decided to go. I ended up getting a hot chocolate with Mint which I would have to say was one of the best hot chocolates I have ever had. The line wasn't too... More

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Canberra, Australia
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82 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

As a fan of coffee and of Starbucks, I thought it was really cool to see the first ever store in Seattle, with the original logo and everything. I went twice, once at around 8.30am to get a coffee, then again mid-afternoon to buy some souvenirs. At 8.30 there was no line and I got served quickly with friendly service.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

An advantage for travelers from the East, I showed up around 6am for my morning cup. The market was just coming to life with deliveries of fish and flowers, and no crowds! I'm a faithful Pike Place drinker so the special reserve was a treat. Also made for sensible souvenirs - get a mug for you and beans for your... More

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews 105 reviews
32 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We just had to stop by the Original Starbucks, even though there was at least a 15-minute wait. To see the original store was a thrill . . . and to think that it's now a worldwide brand is really interesting. Be sure to notice how much the current logo differs from the original one!

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