There's a store with its own coffee farm! <small> Cover image via Starbucks Stories </small>
Starbucks stores are known for creating an experience for its customers
They often encompass cultural details in their store designs by using local material and designs.
For example, this store in the New Orleans, US features unique artwork and musical instruments from the area.
Here are 13 Starbucks stores we recommend you visit at some point in your life:
1. Kawagoe, Japan
Located in Little Edo, many often feel like they've travelled back in time when visiting this store.
There is even a garden and patio so customers can enjoy the greenery while sipping on their coffee.
In order to better fit in with its surrounding, this store has opted to use a more dim brown shade for its logo.
Address:<br></br>15-18 Saiwaicho, Kawagoe<br></br>Saitama 350-0063</p> <p>
2. Paris, France
Have you ever seen a Starbucks store with a chandelier?<i> <b></b></i><b>This store has multiple.</b><i></i>Everything down to the intricate painting on the ceiling and the gold leaf designs were part of the original building completed in the 17th century.
A few years ago, Starbucks decided to refurbish the old building to bring out the original colours and designs, in doing so making this one of the most elegant Starbucks in the world.
3. Seoul, South Korea
Did you know that Seoul has the most number of Starbucks in the world? There are over 280 stores in the city.
What makes this location unique is that it is located inside a dome! The dove decoration hanging from the centre of the dome makes this outlet the most beautiful store in Korea.
Eagle-eyed fans were quick to spot that the Starbucks logo at this store is not the typical Starbucks green, but is actually white, to blend in with the surrounding of the store.
Address: <br></br>205, Sapyeong-daero, Seocho-gu<br></br>Central City Famille Park Dome</p> <p>
4. Istanbul, Turkey
This Starbucks outlet overlooks the sea, making it the perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset.
Even though Turkey is famous for having good coffee, many people actually visit this store just for the view.
Although there is indoor seating, it is highly recommended by tourists you sit on the patio.
Address: <br></br>Bebek, Cevdet Paşa Cd.<br></br>No: 30, 34342 Beşiktaş/İstanbul</p> <p>
5. Toyama, Japan
This store covered with glass windows allowing plenty of natural sunlight in, makes it the 'world's most beautiful Starbucks', even helping it win first place at the 2008 Store Design Awards.
On warmer seasons, many enjoy sitting on the patio outside, and on some nights, there are even firework shows.
Address: <br></br>5 Minato Irifunecho,<br></br>Toyama, 930-0805<br></br></p> <p>
6. Prague, Czech Republic
This Starbucks is literally inside a castle. It does not get fancier than that!
While sipping on your coffee, you can look over a magnificent panoramic view of the city.
7. Kyoto, Japan
Unlike other Starbucks stores, this store is set inside a 100-year-old Japanese townhouse.
In order to fully experience the Japanese culture, customers have to remove their shoes and sit on tatami floors. Customers have particularly liked this store because of its cosiness, which makes them feel as if they are in someone’s home.
Address: <br></br>349 Banchi, Masuya-cho, <br></br>Shimogawara Higashi-iru, <br></br>Kodaiji Minamimon-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto<br></br></p> <p>
8. Mexico City, Mexico
With its spiral staircase and fountain, this store was dubbed by the company as one of the most romantic Starbucks in the world.<br></br></p> <p>Address:<br></br>Avenida Prado Norte 324,<br></br>Lomas - Virreyes, Lomas de Chapultepec,<br></br>11000 Ciudad de México, CDMX</p> <p>
9. Idaho, USA
Although there over 10,000 Starbucks in the United States, this is perhaps the most beautiful store in the country.
Not only is the outdoor wooden feature super impressive, the inside of the store also has a very rustic feel as it is completely covered in wood.
<u></u><u></u>Address:<br></br>491 Sun Valley Rd,<br></br>Ketchum, ID<br></br></p> <p>
10. Shanghai, China
This tech-savvy store is not one to be missed.
Customers can take a virtual tour of the store if they download the store’s augmented reality app, powered by Alibaba. They can also collect virtual badges as they walk around the store.
According to Business Insider, the centrepiece of the store is a huge bronze coffee roaster covered with 1,000 Chinese characters annotating the history of Starbucks and coffee.
11. Bali, Indonesia
This coffee sanctuary is the largest Starbucks in Southeast Asia.
According to their website, the building is designed based on Indonesian culture. Inspired by ocean waves, the exterior surface of the building will appear like it’s moving if you drive past the storefront.
This store also has its own coffee farm. According to Business Insider, if you opt to take a private tour, you can wash, dry, and rake your coffee beans.
Address:<br></br>Jl. Sunset Road No.77,<br></br>Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung,<br></br>Bali 80361
12. Milan, Italy
Unlike other Starbucks stores that are designed with more brown earthy colours, this store is designed with bright blue and green colours, resembling Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.
This store also boasts an affogato station – the only Starbucks to have one. Ice cream is made to order, finished with liquid nitrogen and served with a shot of espresso.
According to Insider, you will not be able to get Frappucinos at this location, but instead you will be able to get drinks that are exclusive to the store.
Address:<br></br>Via Cordusio, 1,<br></br>20123 Milano MI<br></br></p> <p>
13. Tokyo, Japan
This is the largest Starbucks store in the world. According to The Japan Times, each of the roastery's four floors is a celebration of Japanese culture.
In addition to the interior of the store being heavily decorated with hand-made sakuras, during sakura season, customers can view cherry blossoms from inside the store thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows.
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