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Pike Place, Seattle
  • Laura
    "Check out the original Starbucks!"(15 Tips)
    Paul K.
    "Loved my coffee and my souvenirs of Starbucks number 1 :-)"(12 Tips)
    Gauri M.
    "Good for getting 'the first starbucks store souvenirs!"(5 Tips)
    Ankit S.
    "The pike special reserve is awesome!"(6 Tips)
331 Tips and reviews
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  • Kristine G.
    Kristine GelsanoNovember 19, 2014
    Starbucks opened its first store in 1971 in the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. Because the Market is a historic district with design guidelines, the store retains its original look.
  • Scott S.
    Scott StevensSeptember 14, 2012
    You'll come here to see the first Starbucks, but you'll stay (and come back) for the street performers right out front. The switch ever hour and are some of the top talent I've seen.
    Upvoted May 7
  • Antal János M.
    It's a very touristy place - usually a been there done that thing. They sell exclusive merchandise and coffee that is only available at this very first Starbucks shop only. Beat the lines, come early
  • Karen R.
    Karen RiceAugust 21, 2013
    Come late in the day when most of the market is shutting down or you will be swallowed in tourists. This store is open till 9pm; you can get exclusive souvenirs here you cant get at other Starbucks.
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    This is the first Starbucks ever. Amazing, they still use non-automatic machines and the baristas are so funny! Enjoy the place. Taste a real Starbucks coffee!
  • G R H.
    G R HoustonAugust 8, 2014
    So being the original it's a tourist attraction. They do serve coffee here and there's a host of souvenirs. Don't take from the shelf... it's all boxed behind the register. Oh & there's a line monitor
  • Ana M.
    Ana MartínezNovember 18, 2013
    If you like to drink coffee, have a very peaceful time with a great view to the Puget Sound, this is your Starbucks location. Great service, same Starbucks prices, but there is not parking lot.
    ThePurplePassport.comSeptember 21, 2012
    While still in the market, a stop at the world’s oldest Starbuck’s was a true must. The store felt a bit more rustic than the typical Starbucks with brown signage and a wood paneled interior. Read more
  • lethargicpanda
    lethargicpandaMarch 24, 2013
    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!
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MoralesSeptember 10, 2012
    The Cubano shot really does make all the difference, if you like sweeter. If your a Starbucks fan you have to go here at least once. (If you can't handle a line, well more original for us!)
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WeissJuly 12, 2015
    It was cool to visit the original Starbucks. It has exclusive merchandise in the store. But unless you're going to it for the merch, it's just a normal Starbucks and therefore not worth the wait.
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]May 16, 2011
    A trip to Seattle is not complete without a stop at Starbucks store #1. This store definitely marches to it's own beat. Many things are unique to this store and it's definitely worth checking out.
  • Manoj
    ManojApril 4, 2013
    Hours: This place is open until 9PM. ( Usually in summers it used to be open till 9PM.. but they changed it recently.. and it will be open till 9PM through out the year!)
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RMarch 10, 2011
    This place can get packed. Know what you when before you get in line. But it was kind of neat to be here. It seems different from other Starbucks Store... This is the original... you know.
  • Maria N.
    Maria NicholJanuary 5
    It's a cool place to visit just to see the original shop but the line isn't worth waiting in more than one time. The coffee does seem to taste better than most Starbucks
  • Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
    This Starbucks is full of tourists so the line is usually long. For coffee lovers though, the line will be worth the wait! There are also street musicians to help pass the time!
  • Kellee A.
    Kellee AbozoglaiJune 4, 2013
    The line might look a bit intimidating, but it's pretty well organized inside. As a coffee girl, this is it... Once you make the pilgrimage you have to get the coffee!!!
  • Marlon A.
    Marlon AlaanOctober 30, 2014
    If I had more room in my carry on luggage, I would have stock up on these souvenir mugs coz they make good Holiday gifts! The You Are Here mug is only $9.95 I believe 👍
  • Manoj
    ManojApril 19, 2011
    Please be patient!..come in early or late in the evening to beat the rush.. n I agree with Tiffany..super nice and hardest working baristas here..TIP them well
  • Event Static
    Event StaticNovember 23, 2011
    The mecca for all you Coffee Lovers! Study Hard. Play Harder. Party Hardest. And get a Latte the next morning! PS - Are you a VIP Gold Level Member? You should be! Xo, ES Read more
  • Dottie M.
    Dottie McAwesomeAugust 18, 2010
    Purely a tourist trap, there is nothing spectacular here, even the souvenirs are a letdown - if you really want the authentic Seattle coffee experience try Victrola in Cap Hill.
  • Dawn D.
    Dawn DeVirgilioAugust 30, 2012
    From Indianapolis to SF to the OG Starbucks in Seattle - "The Dawn" will always be a double tall, nonfat, no whip mocha. They can't stir it here so ask for it swirled!
  • Diana C.
    Diana ClarkeSeptember 9, 2010
    Cool to take a picture of, but instead of waiting on the line, go up the street to the Starbucks without the long line. It's all the same product. :)
  • Chris J.
    Chris Jeanes - SU2February 19, 2012
    #301 - The First Store, although actually the Fourth store after 'University of Washington' in 72 and 'Capitol Hill' in 73. The Original location was torn down in 1974.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MayeshibaMarch 8, 2013
    If you ask, the friendly staff will tell you a little about the history of the Starbucks company, including the origin of the name.
  • Starbucks
    StarbucksOctober 1, 2013
    You're visiting one of only two stores in the world that have Pike Place Special Reserve available for purchase. This dark roast reserve coffee pairs well with Seattle rain and chocolate.
    Upvoted May 22
  • Brian W.
    Brian WestbrookFebruary 26, 2011
    Hint: they've cleverly boxed the souveniers behind the counter... Leave'em on the shelf, just tell barista what you need! Handy time-saver. :-)
  • Sandeep S.
    Sandeep SrinivasanMarch 14, 2011
    What's different about this store: One of the last to use a semi-automatic Espresso machine. Strong and fuller Espresso. Try a shot.
  • Matthew V.
    Matthew VromanMay 25, 2010
    The coffee actually tastes superior to other starbucks in the area thanks to the la marzocco machine, and also has super hot Batistas!
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuSeptember 17, 2014
    The original Starbucks! Long lines but pick up souvenirs and their special reserve blend (only available at this location).
  • AT&T
    AT&TDecember 28, 2011
    You can log on to AT&T Wi-Fi at this Starbucks. It’s free, and they also offer great local content on their Starbucks Digital Network
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengJuly 2, 2015
    My inner basic bitch loves this place. The line to get in is very long, but Pike Place Market is right across the street. Check out the Gum Wall at Post Alley.
  • Hard R.
    Hard RockerJune 14, 2015
    A must visit for the Starbucks fanatic. The place is always busy--line out the door and down a ways. Friendly staff.
  • Maricel P.
    Maricel P.August 31, 2013
    Spenser is awesome! He keeps the interaction light and funny and can speak basic German and Spanish! Pretty impressive!
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  • gary
    garyJune 1, 2012
    Tourists: get your picture taken out front and then head down the block to Local Color for good coffee and shorter lines.
  • Monika K.
    Monika KaufmanFebruary 6, 2012
    Unless you're doing the tourist thing, go to one of the several other Starbucks locations within a block or two of this one. The line here is *always* long.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MaraJuly 1, 2013
    All Starbucks fans must make this pilgrimage sometime in their life time, it is after all where it all began. Where would we be without it!!
  • Mehmet O.
    Mehmet OcaklıSeptember 22, 2015
    This is where it all began! Get a Beef & Cheese Piroshky from the Bakery beside and enjoy your coffee.
  • Caitlin S.
    Sure, this is the first Starbucks store but don't expect a great experience. The staff is rude- from the greeter to our cashier.
  • ecomagination
    ecomaginationSeptember 17, 2010
    Starbucks remains at the top of the industry at being eco conscious, having suppliers protect water sources, uses recycled paper products and organic and shade-grown coffee.
  • Timothy N.
    Timothy NgwenaSeptember 12, 2014
    Get here early. There's no queue in the morning and you can grab a coffee in under 5
  • Darcey F.
    Darcey FJune 17, 2010
    This is the original Starbucks and remains like it was back in the day. The original logo is still in tact. Yes, it is a Starbucks but this is the original!
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor LorenSeptember 23, 2012
    the original! the baristas here are the best of the best - delivering a really great and personable experience :D
  • Katrina H.
    Katrina HillMay 22, 2013
    If you go anytime after 10am on a Monday, you won't have to wait in a line for too long :)
  • Tiffany S.
    Tiffany SouthworthMarch 29, 2011
    Be kind to the baristas and TIP. They are the hardest working and busiest baristas in the WORLD. No joke.
  • Megan S.
    Megan SzymanskiJanuary 13, 2015
    Don't grab the mugs on the shelf . This store has unopened packages behind the register
  • Bryan P.
    Bryan ParkerJune 2, 2010
    They have very good espresso, it's crowded but fun...and the baristas are all hot...especially Matthew
  • Gaston M.
    Not really a coffe drinker myself, but this is the original Starbucks so it was worth the trip. Prepare for long lines...
  • Namitta S.
    Namitta ShankarOctober 27, 2012
    One of those things u do when u come to Seattle. Nothing to rave about. Regular service. (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
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