The Original Starbucks is a Top Tourist Spot In Seattle

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If Starbucks happens to be your favorite coffee chain, you’ll feel right at home in Seattle. Starbucks shops are scattered all across Washington’s largest city, and one of them still looks the same as it did when it first opened its doors.

Contrary to popular belief, this is actually the second Starbucks location. The first Starbucks café opened its doors at 2000 Western Avenue in 1971, before moving to 1912 Pike Place in 1976—the location that’s now commonly referred to as the Original Starbucks.

What separates the Pike Place location from every other Starbucks in the world is its retro design. Almost half a century after its founding, this café still looks the same way as it did on the first day, and still features the original floor, fixtures, and counters.

Located near the Pike Place Market, this spot is a must-see for anyone who can’t resist the rich smell of coffee. It’s open every day between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm, but get ready to wait in a long line if you want to get a Starbucks cup with your name on it because this location is always packed with tourists.