13 one-of-a-kind Starbucks stores across the globe
Starbucks has more than 25,000 stores around the world, each one a reflection of the neighborhood it serves. Here are some of Starbucks most distinctive locations, from the sandy beaches of the Caribbean to the bright lights of Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, Nevada
In the heart of the Las Vegas Strip is a Starbucks® store that is a work of art. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Starbucks features a colorful geometric public art installation by French artist and photographer Georges Rousse that changes perspective when moving through the space.
Savannah is known as the “Forest City,” with its cobblestone streets lined by hundreds of live oaks and Spanish moss-draped trees made for wandering, both for people and the spirits who roam this notoriously haunted city. The Starbucks store at 135 W. Bay St. features an enchanting art installation that celebrates the city’s nature, beauty and history.
This elegant three-story Starbucks store in Zhongshan, China is designed to embrace coffee, art and local history in a vertical journey. The first floor is dedicated to coffee craft, while the second floor offers spaces to connect and relax. The third floor has a flexible space for coffee education classes and seminars.
The Starbucks store at Curacao Beach Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a Caribbean sunset, with a 360-degree view of the beach.
In the center of Kyoto, Japan, the Starbucks store in the Sanjo Karasuma building offers the perfect place to relax, with an experiential brew bar where customers can pull up a stool and enjoy coffee craft.
The highlight of the Starbucks store in Hong Kong’s Pacific Place Mall is a dramatic kinetic sculpture that hangs from the ceiling. The piece moves slowly in cycles of two hours, emulating the flow of coffee as it pours into a cup.
London, United Kingdom
The Starbucks store at Canary Wharf’s underground metro station helps customers fuel up and still catch the train on time. The express format store is Starbucks first outside the U.S. and Canada, designed to offer even quicker, high-quality service through a streamlined menu and early order point.
Chicago's 333 North Michigan Ave. skyscraper is a historic landmark for its iconic Art Deco architecture. This little gem of a store reflects the spirit and history of the building with a recurring golden rectangle motif and a bar with rolled steel channels that create an industrial scalloped texture.
Starbucks Puebla Centro store is in the historic city center of Puebla, 60 miles east of Mexico City and a World Heritage Site recognized by the United Nations. The store showcases the beauty of local Otomi and Puebla art, including a stunning mosaic made from Talavera ceramic tiles handcrafted by local artisans.
London, United Kingdom
The Starbucks store at Upper St. Martin’s Lane is a window into the world of coffee. Located in London’s bustling Covent Garden, the café brings together the worlds of design, culture, fashion and entertainment.
Los Angeles, California
The Starbucks store at Griffith Park & Hyperion is out of this world with a large mural of the cosmos in honor of the nearby Griffith Observatory. The piece features the Starbucks Siren pouring a stream of stars amongst the creatures of the zodiac in the night sky.
Shoppers at fashion retailer UNIQLO's 60,000 square-foot store can relax in style at the Starbucks on the top floor. This LEED-certified store features walls of glass for a spectacular view of Chicago's Magnificent Mile.
Long Beach, California
The Ocean & Alamitos store in downtown Long Beach takes its cues from the nearby waterfront with a nautical palette of beige and blues. Designers embraced an existing concrete wall in the middle of the space to create a centerpiece of the Siren in a sea of swirling waves.
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