Coffee has become something that we all need to start our day, and Starbucks has evolved as a place where we head towards for it. The idea behind Starbucks has always been to create a third place, which is not home, which is not professional workplace but a third place where we all can hang out to socialize and unwind ourselves. Today there are more than 30,000 stores of Starbucks operating around the world. Every major city in the world now has at least one Starbucks location, and some with multiple of them. The aesthetics of fresh green and earthly brown with aroma of coffee stands these stores apart.
In this blog we are going to feature some of the most beautiful Starbucks stores that stand out for their interior and exterior design. These stores will make you feel like if you are entering some touristy spot and not a café. If you love travel and coffee, then these got to be on your bucket list.
Wadakura Fountain Park, Tokyo, Japan
It is located in the outer gardens of Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The beauty of this store lies in the surrounding which is greenery and woods. The place also has a cultural significance because of the presence of heritage within the vicinity of the store. Just outside the Starbucks store is the popular Wadakura Fountain Park which is frequented by the locals of Tokyo. The store is built with eco friendly materials and stands as a symbol for sustainability.
The interiors of the store are studded with artwork made using the fishing nets, and recycled canvas. It is a must visit Starbuck store if you are in Tokyo.
Grand Turks Cruise Terminal, Turks & Caicos
This beauty in Pink is located in Turks and Caicos which is a popular stop for cruise liners that sail in Caribbean. It feels that this Starbucks store has just been exported from the movie set of Barbie. The exterior of the cafe is in pink while the interior has light colored palette which goes well with the Caribbean backdrop and the hues that you will find all across this island. The theme for this Starbucks store is that of a tropical backdrop.
This Starbucks store also boasts of a mural which is painted by the renowned Colombian artist Maria Camila Bernal Toro of Remedios Art, showcasing the icon of Starbucks. If you visit this island which is popular for beaches and coral reefs, then sipping a cup of Starbucks coffee must be on your bucket list. Also note that this café is the only one of Starbucks in the country.
Boulevard des Capucines, Paris, France
This Starbucks store is located in the heart of Paris. It is located near the beautiful Opera Garnier, and inside a 17th Century building. The place and the courtyard where this Starbucks Store is located is known by the name of Boulevard des Capucines, and was built during the French Renaissance. Soon after the construction it was transformed into a store selling textiles and fabrics. Now Starbucks serves here the best coffee drinking experience in Paris.
While having coffee here we can bet you will be taken back into time, and it will be an experience of a lifetime. It has frescoed ceilings, is studded with glittering chandeliers and is adorned with bespoke furniture. The interiors of this Starbucks store are some of the most beautiful ones. Not even for moment you are going to feel that you are sitting in a café.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Milan, Italy
Being the birthplace of Espresso, Italy was a tough spot to create something iconic when it came to Starbucks. The city is already dotted with number of cafes serving some of the finest brews. But Starbucks did even a better job. This whooping Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Milan is located in the Palazzo della Poste in Piazza Cordusio. This store was the first one in Europe that comes under the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and was the third one in world.
The hand crafted ice cream and the bakery treats of this Starbucks store are irresistible. The store boasts of offering more than 100 types of drinks to all the coffee connoisseurs. The interiors of the store are also superb as they are fitted with hand crafted Palladian style mosaic marble. It was the first Star bucks store in the world to have Affogato station.
Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai, UAE
This Starbucks store is the grandest of them all. It is located in the largest themed mall of the world named as Ibn Battuta Mall, which is home to more than 250 stores and 50 restaurants. The monumental arches and domes of the mall that are studded with blue and yellow mosaic tiles, give this place a unique essence, and a grand architecture. The chandeliers hanging in mid of the mall will catch your attention with its beauty and the bar of the café is situated right in the center.
The décor used in this Starbucks store is cozy and earthly. If you are in Dubai then you must visit the Ibn Battuta Mall to have a sip of coffee and immerse in the massiveness of this store.
Starbucks Reserve Bluewaters Island, Dubai, UAE
This Starbucks store is special as it is the 1000th store of Starbucks in the Middle East and North Africa Region. The location of this Starbucks store makes it even more special, as it is located at the base of Ain Dubai which is also the largest observation wheel in the world. The essence of this Starbucks store matches the grandeur of Dubai. You won’t be able to take your eyes off from the catchy interiors. This Starbucks store is perfect for the feed of your Instagram.
The store also features fabulous outdoor seating arrangements. If you are a coffee connoisseur, and are in Dubai then you must visit this Starbucks store.
Starbucks Reserve Chao Phraya Riverfront, Bangkok, Thailand
This store is the largest one of Starbucks in the country. Along with the signature coffees of Starbucks, this store also serve the all popular and Thailand’s own Muan Jai Blend. The Starbucks Reserve Chao Phraya Riverfront is a symbol and celebrates the Thai Culture. The interiors of the store have mezzanine ceiling with lanterns that symbolizes the popular Loy Krathong festival of Bangkok. The store also boasts of outdoor and rooftop seating which gives a glimpse of Bangkok’s skyline.
The best part of this Starbucks store is that it is based just by the side of Chao Phraya River which is also known as River of the Kings. When in Bangkok you must visit this place.
Starbucks Reserve Dewata, Bali, Indonesia
Starbucks Reserve Dewata in Bali, Indonesia is the largest store in South East Asia. This Starbucks store is a tribute to the Indonesian coffee culture, which is also the world’s fourth largest producer of Arabica Coffee. At the entrance of the store visitors can see a Arabica Coffee Tree, which leads to interconnected spaces. This Starbucks store gives a farm to table experience to the visitors. Inside the premises of the store you can admire the coffee plantation, and even indulge in bean picking during the harvest season.
This Starbucks store boasts of offering more than 100 handcrafted beverages which includes some of the signature drinks of the store such as House Affogato, Origin Flight, and Lavender Latte. When yopu are in Bali, you must visit this Starbucks store.
Starbucks Reserve Empire State Building, New York City, New York
The whopping Starbucks store is spread across 23,000 square feet, in one of the world’s most iconic place, Empire State Building. The store is spans three floors in the building. This Starbucks store is a tribute to the history and culture of New York. You won’t find the famous Green Siren logo in this store, but the markings of word Starbucks Reserve in aluminum. This Starbucks store is built in alignment with the art deco history of the building, and the interiors are plush and ornate.
If you are in New York and want to witness a piece of history, then you got to visit the Empire State Building and have a sip of coffee in this Starbucks Reserve.
Battersea Power Station, London, England
The best thing about this Starbucks Store is that it is located inside the iconic Battersea Power Station in London. A touristy experience couldn’t have gone better than visiting this place and sipping a cup of coffee. It is interesting to be noted that the architects of this Battersea Power Station are the same people who designed the iconic red public phone booth of London. This Starbucks store has an industrial aesthetics which is celebrates the heritage of its location.
When in London you must visit this iconic place for not just a cup of coffee but to immerse in the history and rich heritage of the city.
Starbucks Hualien Bay Mall, Hualien City, Taiwan
This Starbucks store was the first one opened in the Asia Pacific region and was built using recycled Shipping containers. It makes use of total 29 shipping containers, which are stacked upon each other to resemble the look of a growing coffee tree, and are splashed with different colors to give it an appealing look. This Starbucks store is designed by Japenese architect Kengo Kuma. This Starbucks store was the first one to open its retailing doors in the Hualien Bay Mall.
If you are in the city of Hualien then visiting this mall would be a great idea to indulge in some exquisite dining, shopping, admiring the views of Pacific Ocean and having a cup of your Starbucks coffee.
Famille Park, Seoul, South Korea
Stunning architecture and Instagram worthy places are the highlights of Seoul, and Starbucks has ensured that their Store remains no less than the par. The architecture of the store attracts the attention of all the visitors with its glass domed exterior, and wood furnished interior. The theme that this Starbucks store follows is that of an Urban Coffee Forest. Then center piece décor is the most unique and appealing, which features flying birds.
When in Seoul you must visit this Starbucks store that symbolizes the culture of Seoul and its coffee drinking community. Plus some good Instagram pictures are guaranteed.
All we need is a good cup of coffee!