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Address: 1912 Pike St, Corner with 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA
Phone Number: 2064488762
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See where it all started: America's most popular coffeehouse is Seattle's...

See where it all started: America's most popular coffeehouse is Seattle's biggest claim to fame.

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Worth a visit if the line is short

Nice visit if the line is short... And good luck with that. Don't go for a drink, it's really more for purchasing a mug as a souvenir. The line moves fast if you're prepared to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting Seattle in December can be cold and rainy but it means NO lines anywhere! We visited Pikes Market and walked right across the street to the original Starbucks. We walked right in and places our order. Friendly and helpful baristas.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think this is a must do activity if you are in the area and are a fan of Starbucks but overall I think that it is overrated with long queues and a cattle market approach - there is no atmosphere and it just a conveyor belt of people and drinks. I think it was more of the opportunity to... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being English, I really didn't get what all the fuss was about - but neither did my Canadian friend. We thought someone REALLY famous was paying a visit, then someone in the queue sheepishly told us that everyone was queuing to get coffee and a photo at the first ever Starbucks. I'm really sorry, but I just don't get it.

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun place to go. There's always a busker outside the store. There's no pace to sit. You order your coffee to go. They have items that are sold only in this store. Out of towners love coming here.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I do not understand why you have to stand in long ques for a cup of coffee. you create unnecessary varieties resulting in taking too long to serve the customers. After seeing long ques a hype is created that something special is served. Nothing but marketing tactics. one gets cheaper and good coffee nearby places.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice visit if the line is short... And good luck with that. Don't go for a drink, it's really more for purchasing a mug as a souvenir. The line moves fast if you're prepared to buy a souvenir and move on.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While your latte doesnt taste any different, it is pretty cool to get one from the original Starbucks. The line is very long and the street in front of the storefront is packed with people taking selfies so you'll have to wait your turn!

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Anderson Island, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's not really the original Starbucks location, but very close. In summertime be prepared to queue up to get in - can be a long line at times.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As you can imagine, everyone wants to go here. It's regular Starbucks fare, but getting a picture in front is well worth the trip.

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Thank Yodatravel
Saugus, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This Starbucks location was pretty awesome to visit. Everyone who was working was super nice and friendly.

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