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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!"(12 Tips)
    Gauri M.
    "Good for getting 'the first starbucks store souvenirs!"(4 Tips)
    Brett G.
    "other Starbucks around the world!"(8 Tips)
305 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.
    Upvoted Jul 20
  • Starbucks
    StarbucksMarch 4, 2011
    This is where it all began! Get a cup of coffee and wander around the market across the street.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 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 Jul 17
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jul 17
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!!!
  • 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!)
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Kateeb
    KateebMay 28
    The first ever Starbucks location in Seattle - pike market.. must visit location if you are a coffee ☕️ lover & like Starbucks ❤️
  • 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).
  • 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!!
  • 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
    Been here 10+ times
    Spenser is awesome! He keeps the interaction light and funny and can speak basic German and Spanish! Pretty impressive!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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! :)
  • 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! :)
  • 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
  • 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.
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  • T L.
    T LSeptember 24, 2011
    They have a blend only available @ the Pike's Place 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
  • 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 :)
  • 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. :-)
  • 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.
  • 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. :)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!!!
  • Hector K.
    Hector KokubunjiJanuary 1, 2015
    The original store!!! Yet, just a regular Starbucks, get ready for a huge line
  • 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! 
  • 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.
  • 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
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