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Original Starbucks

1912 Pike St, Corner with 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA (Pike Place Market)
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Ranked #8 of 203 nightlife in Seattle
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Stopped by after dinner in the city while on a business trip. A lot of people are saying it wasn't worth the wait, but if you go at night there is no wait! Just kind of cool to say you have been to the original Starbucks.

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Singapore, Singapore
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155 reviews 155 reviews
76 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Well, it's cool to say you have been there, but if the line is more than 20pax, skip the queue. You need to know what you are going to order and half the time, people hold up the line because they start to decide when they are at the cashier!

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Not sure if it worth the wait, so pick your time wisely. We went late in the morning and there were only about 10 people in line. When we left, the line was out the door. This is not a get a cup of coffee and sightsee kind of Starbucks, it's get your drink and get out. There is no... More

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Salina
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282 reviews 282 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

While we thought it was a neat idea to get coffee from the original Starbucks, it was a let down. The first thing you see is the line which draws attention like it's a must thing to do. Once you get in there are two cashiers and two people making coffee. I honestly think they have it staffed like that... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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256 reviews 256 reviews
118 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A piece of the recent history but besides that, it is nothing special. Not a mandatory stop unless you are a big Starbucks fan.

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Calgary
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

If you are there for a memento... Go inside and look at the merchandise before standing in line... Unless you really want to stand in line for 30-40 minutes for Starbucks coffee... It's down town Seattle, there is a Starbucks on every block, you will walk past 5 of them before you finish your drink. Go in the early evening.... More

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Victoria, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Friendly staff. SUPER busy in the morning so we went later in the day. Cool cups and nick nacks to take home with you.

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Huntsville, Texas
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26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Definitely a tourist attraction--we were there on a Saturday morning and it was crazy busy between the long line on the sidewalk to get it and all the other tourists stopping to take a picture. However, who can't resist getting a coffee from the "original" Starbucks in Seattle? My husband got in the line and it took at least 30... More

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you are a Starbucks fan, or you do or have worked with Starbucks, it's a cool stop on your visit. There was a long that looked intimating, but it moved at a pretty good speed. They have a nice system to get people in and out. It is small on the inside so don't expect to stay and enjoy... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were at Pike Place Market and this was a must-do because the store sells exclusive merchandise. I queued for about 10 minutes (not too bad!) and bought a cup of cappuccino. Had to say I was disappointed with the quality of coffee.

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