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Starbucks - Pike Place Market

1912 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101
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  • Starbucks - Pike Place Market
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    Very crowded, long line but you shouldn't miss it when you go to pike Space Market, Starbucks is right there.

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  • Starbucks - Pike Place MarketPro 2014
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    The original Starbucks! They still use the old logo (a topless mermaid) and have a simple menu of coffee and espresso. If you are a Starbucks fan (or even just a coffee fan) and are in Seattle, you have to visit the mother ship!

    Recommended for:Budget TravelersBusiness TravelersLocal CultureVegetarian
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    The original Starbucks! Cool old school logo. Specific merchandise for this location and reserve coffee as well. Small and packed. Look for the coffee pig above the door.

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  • Starbucks - Pike Place MarketPro 2014
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    Wow - too many Japanese tourists for my tastes. I took a quick picture showing I was here, looked through the glass and was out of there. As the first Starbucks I can see why people want to visit, but my gosh, you can get coffee elsewhere!

    Recommended for:FoodiesLocal Culture
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  • Starbucks - Pike Place Market
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    Novelty factor = high

    Patience factor = low

    All you have to do is love Starbucks enough that you're willing to wait in the longest Starbucks queue ever to order, and then you order your Starbucks drink and you wait for the Starbucks barista to make your drink and it takes a Starbucks century because when you've already ordered you won't leave once you've ordered.

    But, you'll have had a Starbucks coffee from the original Starbucks. If it's worth it, the time and money are small prices to pay.

    Recommended for:Local Culture
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    First Starbucks located in Pikes Place Market in downtown Seattle. Established in 1971, this is definitely a tourist trap.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersFoodiesLocal CultureStudents
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    This is the first ever Starbucks ever to have existed. (Excuse my passive voice, it's actually quite exciting!) Street performers dance in front of this cafe that looks quite unlike any other Starbucks. It has a lot of character. It reminds us that, despite its current domination of the coffee world, Starbucks started as a small shop.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersFoodiesLocal Culture
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  • Starbucks - Pike Place MarketPro 2014
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    This is the first Starbucks. Located along the same street as the Pike Place Market, this Starbucks is packed with tourists clamoring to get coffee and the "1st Starbucks" mug.

    Recommended for:Foodies
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  • Starbucks - Pike Place Market

    Interesting to check it out, but seriously packed with tourists... So try to find the down time (if there any). The coffee base is different from the one used at starbucks usually. Worth tasting!

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  • Starbucks - Pike Place MarketPro 2014
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    This is the very first Starbucks ever. You'll find no chairs, no tables, but a very long line going inside. Even the livery and logos are different. Tourist attraction, meet coffee addict.

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  • Starbucks - Pike Place Market

    The original Starbucks has an amazing Italian espresso machine and the lattes are delicious (up to Australian and European standards, I think). I loved seeing the old school logo and the interior is like a blast from the past.

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  • Starbucks - Pike Place Market

    This is the busiest Starbucks I've ever seen. It was absolutely packed with customers purchasing drinks and souvenirs specific to just this store. I wanted to get something from here for the novelty of it but was completely put off by the giant line.

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  • Starbucks - Pike Place Market
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    Most people believe this is the first Starbucks ever. I learned on a food tour that these people are wrong. This is the second one. The first one is a block and a half away, and much less celebrated. Nevertheless, this is where you'll get the "first Starbucks" experience. They have a limited edition roast that doesn't get sold anywhere else (and it's delicious) and plenty of mugs and other paraphernalia that brags you went to the first Starbucks. Musicians and tourists waiting to take their picture outside abound, and lines are long even by Starbucks standards, but you can't beat the location. Right in the heart of Pike Place Market, there are plenty of food stands and product stands to browse nearby, or you can just relax on the lawn nearby and enjoy the view from the lawn -- on a clear day you can see Mt. Ranier.

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  • Starbucks - Pike Place Market

    One name: Mike

    I had SUCH great service here. OMG. He recommended a drink that was SO amazing. All I remember that it had soy milk. You need to ask him for it. It was a iced drink and it had tea in it with soy milk. It was so good that I finished it within 3 min.

    Loved Mike! He was so sweet and patient with me! :D

    Drinks: I think the staff here are the original baristas (before baristas became popular). They really know their Starbucks drinks and even from the Secret menu (http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com…).

    Ambiance: TINY store and with lots of history and only souvenirs you can get at this store that says PIKE PLACE.

    They even have a gift card that you could only get at Pike Place :D
    Yes... I got one.

    If you love Starbucks, come here.

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    Yes, this IS the VERY first Starbucks. The historical landmark of the giant corporation we have come to know today as being on every street corner in a major city in the United States and counted on to be in every airport in the international terminal all over the world.

    Ok, that being dramatically stated. This Starbucks is really no different from your standard Starbucks around the corner, except with a bunch of "THIS IS THE FIRST STARBUCKS EVER" souvenirs screaming in your face and long, long LONG lines of people getting the exact same coffee you can get at your local Starbucks.

    Probably not worth the hype, but hey ... at least now I can say I've been and have a wonderful "FIRST STARBUCKS EVER" item to show for it.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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  • Starbucks - Pike Place Market
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    This is the first Starbuck's right in front of Pike Place Market. It's a tourist spot & they do have more mugs, coffee beans, etc.. at this store. It does tend to be very busy at times. FYI, If you are trying to get a photo of the front of Starbuck's without a crowd of people, good luck!!!!

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  • Starbucks - Pike Place Market
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    Long line but great experience going to where it all started.

    Recommended for:Adventure Travelers
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    Bought my late grandpa a mug here...He loved it it to his dying day!

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    If you like your Starbucks

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    The original Starbucks! Great service and a wide variety of Starbucks merchandise.

    Recommended for:Local CultureGreen TravelersFamily TravelersOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness
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