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Pike Place, Seattle
  • Laura
    "Check out the original Starbucks!"(16 Tips)
    Natalie S.
    "Great for souvenirs, make sure to get there early to beat the line!"(13 Tips)
    Gauri M.
    "Good for getting 'the first starbucks store souvenirs!"(5 Tips)
    Brett G.
    "other Starbucks around the world!"(8 Tips)
339 Tips and reviews
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  • 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.
  • T L.
    T LSeptember 24, 2011
    They have a special blend of coffee only available at this original location.
  • Starbucks
    StarbucksMarch 4, 2011
    This is where it all began! Get a cup of coffee and wander around the market across the street.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Antal János M.
    Antal János MonoriFebruary 17, 2016
    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
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • 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!)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 👍
  • 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!
  • 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
    Been here 100+ times
    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!)
  • 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!!!
  • 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!
  • Ilker B.
    Ilker BasaranOctober 15, 2016
    There is always line. Only if you plan to purchase their original merchandise cups, you can line. ***Don't wait only for a cup of coffee, there are plenty of Starbucks (+local coffee shops) around.
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Manoj
    ManojApril 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    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
  • 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!!
  • 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
  • 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).
  • Maricel P.
    Maricel P.August 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Spenser is awesome! He keeps the interaction light and funny and can speak basic German and Spanish! Pretty impressive!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • T L.
    T LSeptember 24, 2011
    They have a blend only available @ the Pike's Place location.
  • 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
  • Polly S.
    Polly SaipinthongJuly 28, 2012
    Busiest baristas, but also very friendly. Don't forget to TIP! :)
  • Maria N.
    Maria NicholJanuary 5, 2016
    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
  • Brett G.
    Brett GreeneApril 13, 2013
    Enjoy a visit to the very first Starbucks and enjoy the drinks you get at every other Starbucks around the world! :)
  • Joseph R  🇺🇸 ☮️ 🇨🇺 R.
    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.
  • 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. :-)
  • 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.
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    Lemoi DesinaDecember 23, 2011
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  • 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 :)
  • 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
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kienan M.
    Kienan McFaddenJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Add a "Cubano" shot to your drink! It's a handcrafted shot made with espresso and raw sugar. Only available at the Original Starbucks.
  • 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.
  • Vanessa K.
    Vanessa KeatingJune 27, 2012
    The original Starbucks, it is tastier coffee here! Ordering is easy, the barista is overworked!
  • 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. :)
  • Jessica w/ E.
    Jessica w/ Event StaticSeptember 25, 2011
    The first Starbucks! The only one like it! Yes it's just a Starbucks, but this one still has the original brown Siren logo! Yay for Starbuzzle! 
  • Ricardo D.
    Ricardo De TorresMarch 10, 2013
    Starbucks Partners are wonderful!!! The birthplace of the Mermaid is always a treat to visit and I want more Pike Place Special Reserve!!!
  • Irina
    IrinaAugust 15, 2014
    It's every coffee lover's Mecca and it's a relatively small place, so it's crazy crowded all day every day.
  • Natalie S.
    Natalie SwaimAugust 2, 2016
    Great for souvenirs, make sure to get there early to beat the line!
  • Hector K.
    Hector KokubunjiJanuary 1, 2015
    The original store!!! Yet, just a regular Starbucks, get ready for a huge line
  • Tiffany S.
    Tiffany SouthworthMarch 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Be kind to the baristas and TIP. They are the hardest working and busiest baristas in the WORLD. No joke.
  • Carla J.
    Carla JeanJune 7, 2012
    <3 Have A Coffee Date At The 1st Starbucks In Seattle <3 Share A Cup Of Coffee, The Way It's Meant To Be <3
  • Andrew Vino50 Wines
    Andrew Vino50 WinesSeptember 23, 2012
    Go early in the morning because the line does go out the door at peak times
  • Jason S.
    Jason StoffJuly 17, 2016
    At the original. Usually there's a line out the door, so don't expect a quick stop.
  • Megan S.
    Megan SzymanskiJanuary 13, 2015
    Don't grab the mugs on the shelf . This store has unopened packages behind the register
  • Jon
    JonMay 9, 2014
    Get here at opening time if you can't deal with a long line of tourists snapping photos.
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisAugust 5, 2015
    Go on a weeknight after the market closes and you won't have to wait on a line of 50+ people to get in.
  • 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
  • Diana P.
    Diana PJuly 1, 2013
    Make sure you head down the block to visit the Gum Wall in Post Alley. It’s pretty cool if you can get over the “used gum” factor!
  • Moe S.
    Moe ShehataJanuary 31
    This is the first Starbucks ever, and it felt great to be there honestly.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongMay 22, 2015
    Original Starbucks sells exclusive mugs. There is always a line!
  • Shay
    ShayNovember 13, 2011
    Whats different in this 1st Starbucks? Tell the Barista it's Ur Bday and next thing U know... All the people in the Starbucks are singing! Good times!
  • Matthew V.
    Matthew VromanMay 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The coffee actually tastes superior to other starbucks in the area thanks to the la marzocco machine, and also has super hot Batistas!
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    Make sure you head down the block to visit the Gum Wall in Post Alley. It’s pretty cool if you can get over the “used gum” factor!
  • Micaela N.
    Micaela NeebJune 27, 2015
    No trip is complete without a visit to the original! Awesome staff who know their coffee.
  • Wilson G.
    Wilson GavinJanuary 30, 2012
    I love playing my online bingo sites only with starbucks coffee! try it at Read more
  • João P.
    João PauloAugust 17, 2015
    Super friendly staff and service! Love my time in here!
  • 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.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KlaisJune 6, 2012
    The Cubano Americano was one of the best cups I've had.
  • Kami F.
    Kami FortnerSeptember 7, 2015
    Be prepared to wait! Lines are usually very long to check out the oldest operating Starbucks.
  • Sam S.
    Sam S.May 15, 2015
    One word - Chaos (see picture).
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GrayJuly 1, 2011
    Best Starbucks ever! Great, fun barista staff! FUN place to visit!
  • Marta D.
    Marta DevisJuly 9, 2016
    A place to go to buy a unique souvenir and a coffee!
  • Nancy
    NancySeptember 16, 2016
    When you're in Seattle, a must visit. Take the Pumpkin Spice Latte!
  • Rob A.
    Rob AlinderSeptember 25, 2013
    Be a friendly local and offer to take group photos of tourists!
  • 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!
  • Scott F.
    Scott FornwallJuly 6, 2015
    Coffee and Seattle... How can you go wrong?
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethOctober 18, 2015
    The line is insane and the coffee is average but for a photo-op, it's on point :)
  • Chris L.
    Chris LindhartsenMarch 11, 2012
    If you want to say you've been here, go, otherwise there's a more typical, less touristy location out from the Pike Place Market sign.
  • Lori R.
    Lori RobertsApril 29, 2011
    Grab the 1st sbx giftcard exclusive to this location. Perfect for those diehard sbx drinkers.
  • See S.
    See Sin HoeApril 30, 2011
    Grab the 1st sbx giftcard exclusive to this location. Perfect for those diehard sbx drinkers.
  • Carolina R R.
    Carolina R RiethSeptember 14, 2014
    The original Starbucks. Worth visiting
  • Kelsie
    KelsieMarch 27, 2014
    Try the Vanilla Cold Brew coffee on a sunny day.
  • Laura
    LauraMay 31, 2011
    Check out the original Starbucks! Super friendly staff and personal service :)
  • Cristian G.
    Cristian GonzálezAugust 20, 2016
    The first Starbucks is amazing! It's so small but the service is a little bit slow
  • Melih E.
    Melih ErdoganOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There are the fastest Starbucks workers in this cafe, I have ever seen :)
  • man v.
    man vanSeptember 3, 2013
    That's where a man with a van London's cheap prices really outshine the competition. For more visit:
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.November 6, 2014
    If you have to visit Starbucks, this is the one to visit
  • Gaston M.
    Gaston Motola AcunaJanuary 23, 2016
    Not really a coffe drinker myself, but this is the original Starbucks so it was worth the trip. Prepare for long lines...
  • E B.
    E BirdshawSeptember 22, 2015
    Why not visit the original Starbucks? Great service.
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammOctober 28, 2013
    There are 6 locations within a two block radius of this original Starbucks. No possibility of caffeine withdrawal in Seattle!
  • SAMMY L.
    SAMMY LaliqFebruary 24, 2012
    this is the meeting place of my friends...getting a cup of coffee sharing our funny moments when we are in high school...sooo coollll
  • Moer A.
    Moer AntoMarch 17, 2011
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  • James P.
    James PittmanJuly 23, 2015
    Very cool inside. Have unique coffee mugs and cups.
  • Jeff
    JeffNovember 4, 2011
    Get here early, even during the week, had to park 2 blocks away!
  • Lee K.
    Lee KerrDecember 13, 2011
    If you're in Seattle go just once; it's worth the wait
  • Michael C.
    Michael ConnorsJanuary 4, 2014
    Being your dog and request a Pupuccino.
  • Britt A.
    Britt AntonyOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try and find "Pork n' Beans", the coffee bean pig in the store!
  • Caitlin S.
    Caitlin SMay 8, 2016
    Sure, this is the first Starbucks store but don't expect a great experience. The staff is rude- from the greeter to our cashier.
  • Emre C.
    Emre C.May 15, 2012
    Starbucks'ın doğduğu dükkan. Binlerce coffeshopun hepsinde aynı lezzet aynı servis kalitesi. Bu Starbucksi logosu ve diğer dekorasyonuyla ilk günkü gibi korumuşlar.
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KimApril 4, 2016
    스타벅스의 첫번째 스토어라는 곳으로 관광객의 필수 코스 같이 인식된 곳이지만, 실제로는 첫번째 스토어도 아니다. 별로 볼 것도 없고, 살 것도 없는 곳으로.. Pike St.에 있는 Starbucks Reserve Rostery를 방문하길 권한다.
  • Gabriel N.
    Gabriel NaldisApril 17, 2012
    A Starbucks Coffee Company sempre foi o local onde se encontrava, invariavelmente, o melhor sortimento de cafés do mundo inteiro.
  • Olesya
    OlesyaNovember 8, 2014
    Длинная очередь, но чтобы ощутить атмосферу первого в мире, можно и постоять) обязательна к покупке чашка
  • oixxo
    oixxoOctober 4, 2015
    Здесь только кофе и сувениры, но какой-нибудь тамблер купить обязательно и кофе в него сразу тоже! ☕️
  • Vinícius S.
    Vinícius SacramentoNovember 21, 2011
    Peça o clássico Frapuccino... Clássico de base café ou Choco Chip, sempre uma tortura de tão gostoso.
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