Starbucks is the largest coffee chain worldwide and although it doesn’t serve the
best coffee (sorry Starbucks fans!), it is always very comforting to be
able to spot a Starbucks from afar in a foreign land, especially in
And you’ll be surprised.
Many of these Starbucks stores are architectural marvels in their own right too.
I was amazed to find not just one, but two very beautiful Starbucks stores in Nanjing alone. There are many other branches around the worldthat fit the bill just as well, and today I’ll be sharing where all these gorgeous stores are located. If you are a Starbucks fan, be sure to put these on your bucket list! Even if you’re not a fan, I assure you that these stores will make excellent backdrops for your travel photos!
1. Laomendong, Nanjing (China)


Starbucks at Laomendong exudes an oriental vibe and resembles an old shophouse in ancient times.


2. Nanjing 1912 Bar Street, Nanjing (China)

Believe it or not, this is not Europe. We are still in China!

 3. Galeries Lafayette, Paris

Sitting here gives you a bird’s eye view of the opulent decor (and all the merchandise – which is really bad for the pocket!) // Image Credit: Starbucks Newsroom

4. Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Loving the Middle Eastern decor and vibes at this one // Image Credit: Wikipedia Commons

5. Tukwila, Washington (USA)

Starbucks Drive-thru made from four shipping containers. Pretty amazing right? // Image Credit: Starbucks Newsroom


6. Fukuoka, Japan

A magnificent work of art by architect Kengo Kuma // Image Credit: Starbucks Newsroom

7. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Can you believe this gorgeous hipster store used to be a bank vault? // Image Credit: Starbucks Newsroom

8. One Rochester, Singapore

If you are a Singaporean and don’t know about this yet, here’s another spot you can check out this weekend! // Image Credit: Flickr (Choo Yut Shing)
 Have you come across other Starbucks stores that are just as beautiful? I would love to hear from you so do leave a comment or drop me an e-mail at!
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