Starbucks First Store
Explore Seattle's Coffee Houses
Pike Place Market
Store Opened 1971
1912 Pike Place
It had to start somewhere. One of the hallowed places that a coffee lover should visit is Starbucks first store. Located in Pike Place Market, this was the little seed that got planted and has sprouted over 17,000 stores all over the planet. This small coffee shop gets swamped by tourists exploring Pike Place Market. During the summer tourist season, a Starbucks staff member said that it is the busiest Starbucks anywhere. If you venture into the store during the peak of the tourist rush, you will see how frenetic this place is. There is no seating in the coffee house.
Starbucks has coffee houses all over Seattle and they have many large, fancy stores that cater to the coffee lover. You can go into any of these Starbucks to enjoy their caffeinated offerings. This small store is unique--it will always be the first in the chain and occupies an important place in the history of coffee. It was opened in 1971 and has served its customers for almost 40 years.
You can read the customer reviews of this Starbucks at Trip Advisor. Just click on the TripAdvisor image below and enter Starbucks, Pike Place Market, Seattle WA in the search field.