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“Honestly not worth the wait” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Starbucks 1st & Pike

Starbucks 1st & Pike
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US$65.98*
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Seattle City Tour
Ranked #1 of 216 Nightlife in Seattle
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Owner description: See where it all started: America's most popular coffeehouse is Seattle's biggest claim to fame.
Palm Harbor, Florida
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“Honestly not worth the wait”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

While we thought it was a neat idea to get coffee from the original Starbucks, it was a let down. The first thing you see is the line which draws attention like it's a must thing to do. Once you get in there are two cashiers and two people making coffee. I honestly think they have it staffed like that to create the perception with the long line outside. The other negative is if you want to purchase a cup you have to stay in line. If they wanted to increase sales just put a register for cups/no coffee purchases. Crazy in my opinion. Next time I would walk by take a picture and get a cup at one of the 1,000 other locations in Seattle.

Visited June 2014
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“What's the fuss?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

A piece of the recent history but besides that, it is nothing special. Not a mandatory stop unless you are a big Starbucks fan.

Visited April 2014
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“Do your self a favour...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

If you are there for a memento... Go inside and look at the merchandise before standing in line... Unless you really want to stand in line for 30-40 minutes for Starbucks coffee... It's down town Seattle, there is a Starbucks on every block, you will walk past 5 of them before you finish your drink. Go in the early evening. Not as crazy.

Visited June 2014
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Victoria, Texas
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“We experienced a piece of history.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Friendly staff. SUPER busy in the morning so we went later in the day. Cool cups and nick nacks to take home with you.

Visited June 2014
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“Been there done that”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Definitely a tourist attraction--we were there on a Saturday morning and it was crazy busy between the long line on the sidewalk to get it and all the other tourists stopping to take a picture. However, who can't resist getting a coffee from the "original" Starbucks in Seattle? My husband got in the line and it took at least 30 minutes before he finally appeared with the coffee. The coffee was just average tasting...we got a regular and an Americano. Been there done that.

Visited June 2014
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