The coolest Starbucks stores in Asia
Starbucks might be the world’s biggest coffee chain but this list of gorgeous stores across Asia offer so much more than a caffeine fix.
- March 2019
From the world’s largest outlet to one that’s housed in a century-old wooden townhouse, this list of Starbucks stores are more than just a place for coffee — each one takes inspiration from the destination’s local culture and surroundings. Check them out on your next holiday.
1. Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary, Bali
Modern building techniques meet traditional Balinese architecture here opens in new window. The seed-to-cup journey is carefully constructed from the 1,000 square feet plot of Arabica coffee trees that greet you when you first enter the store, to the coffee seedling nursery on the second floor where customers are invited to tend to the delicate plants, and two interactive media installations where you can find out how the coffee is processed, roasted, shipped and brewed.
Jl. Sunset Road No.77, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung
2. Duddell Street Starbucks, Hong Kong
From the outside, it looks like any Starbucks but step in, head to the back and be transported back to Hong Kong in the ’50s. This store in Central opens in new window is the first to incorporate a bing sutt (precursors to the cha chaan teng) in their coffeehouse design.
Shop M2, Mezzanine Floor, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central
3. Higashiyama, Kyoto
Locals were worrried a Starbucks store in the historic district of Higashiyama. But from the logo printed on noren curtains to the interior that’s designed to look like a traditional teahouse, and even considerations like not allowing lines to form outside the shop to preserve the serene ambience of Higashiyama, it looks like locals had nothing to worry about.
349 Masuyacho, Higashiyama Ward Kyoto
4. The Reserve Roastery Shanghai
Proof that everything is bigger in China, The Reserve Roastery Shanghai opens in new window, which is 30,000 square feet, feels more like a museum than café. It has three coffee bars, one of which is 88 feet long, making it the longest Starbucks coffee bar in the world.
789 West Nanjing Road, Unit 110 &201, Jingan District
5. Starbucks Tsutaya, Tokyo
The best part of this Starbucks is the prime view of the famous Shibuya crossing — the world’s busiest intersection.
150-0042, Tokyo Shibuya-ku 21-6 Udagawacho
6. Starbucks Rochester Park, Singapore
Housed in a beautiful double-storey colonial bungalow far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the perfect spot for a lazy afternoon.
37 Rochester Drive Singapore 138640
7. Starbucks Hualien, Taiwan
Starbucks’ first sustainable store in Asia is made from 29 used shipping containers. Inside, the space is filled with natural light, and offers views of the mountain range.
No. 23, Zhongshan Road, Hualien City, Hualien County
8. Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo
The world’s largest Starbucks opens in new window was designed in collaboration with world-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma opens in new window. At the main bar, learn the art of roasting, brewing and handcrafting beverages. It also houses the first Princi Italian bakery opens in new window in Japan.
2-19-23 Aobadai Meguro-ku Tokyo 153-0042