November 11, 2015

THE OLDEST STARBUCKS



Ya'll knew this post was coming, right? Well, I guess I may have mentioned it in Monday's post, but you knew I couldn't pass up the chance to check out the oldest Starbucks there is! While at Pike Place Market, I was on a mission to track down this caffeine-filled establishment. I knew it would be a bit touristy, but hey -- we were tourists and I definitely was in need of a venti iced coffee! ;)



After asking for directions from a local shop owner, we walked a down few blocks along the market and found ourselves in front of a teeny, tiny storefront with the longest line. As the story goes, the very first Starbucks burned down in a blazing fire in 1971. Whether or not that story is true, we may never know, but I do know that this miniature Sbux along Pike Street is now the oldest and definitely their most popular location.






After about a 20 minute way, which I definitely tried to talk myself out of, I finally had my beverage in hand and can now say I've been to the first -- errr, oldest Starbucks there is. Anyways, I'm currently sipping on some home-brewed coffee and getting ready for a busy day. It is icy outside -- like 48 degrees, which means winter has finally come -- just kidding. It is chilly, though, and I've been sitting in front of our space heater for the last hour, not wanting to pull myself away from the coziness of the heat blasting in my face and my kitty, Boots, curled up at my feet. It's time, though, and I hope ya'll have a beautiful and cozy day! 

Have you ever been to the Starbucks at Pike Place Market? What did you think?
-Chelsea xo

1 comment:

  1. When I first visited Seattle earlier this year, I heard the same story about the "real" original Starbucks and now the whole thing is a little tainted for me haha. But, I will just go along with the idea about this one being the first one like everyone else ;) I'm actually going to Seattle again next month and am excited to visit again! I saw those $5 flowers you got and think I need to pick some up for myself too!
    Did you go to the Reserve Roastery while you were there? I thought it was super cool!!

    xoxo Jess
    Foreign Room

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