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“I guess you just have to go!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Original Starbucks

Original Starbucks
1912 Pike St, Corner with 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA (Pike Place Market)
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Owner description: See where it all started: America's most popular coffeehouse is Seattle's biggest claim to fame.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“I guess you just have to go!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I don't drink coffee at all but there is something about waiting in line to go into the first Starbucks store :) The staff were great and the hot cocoa was soothing. Lots LOTS of souvenir items everywhere to purchase. Lot of photo ops by the original mermaid sign where her hair was yet to be strategically and modestly placed!

Visited November 2012
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“Fun to see where it all started”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

You have to stop in when you are at Pike Place Market. The lines are long, but most Starbucks liones are. Coffee drinkers don't seem to mind.As long as you waited in line... get one of their scones.... mmmmm. Look at beautiful hardwood floors and take a picture infront before you leave.

Visited July 2012
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“I wish I could've gone inside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I like that it was the original Starbucks. I can see now how with it's quaint charm it has expanded globally and has almost taken over the world. Even now there are still not enough Starbucks baristas to satisfy this ever growing population of coffee addicts.

Visited July 2012
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“Wonderful musicians”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Whenever I visit Pike Place Market, I try to walk by the Original Starbucks. There are always some excellent musicians playing outside the coffee shop. Check out the original Starbucks logo!

Visited December 2012
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“Underwhelming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Coffee person here - I expected more from the original starbucks. I gave it three stars for the historical and personal significance but this is by no means a must-see. I would swing by if you're near Pike Place. No seating, nothing interesting except different merchandise. They line you up and shoo you out the door.

Visited December 2012
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