In a bid to blend in with its found environment and honor the heritage where they build their coffeehouses, Starbucks ocassionally establishes Concept stores around the world, a.k.a. uniquely designed Starbucks shops. Below are 10 remarkably beautiful and distinctive Starbucks concept stores around the globe.
Ubud Village, Bali Indonesia
This Starbucks set home in an unused temple in Bali, turning it into a full fledged coffee sanctuary. Aside from relaxing within its calm, neutral-toned interior, this hallowed caffeine ground also hides an Instagram famous lotus pond often flocked by tourists yearning for the perfect snap.
Kitano Ijinkan Kobe, Japan
This Starbucks in Kobe, Japan stands in a historical western-style structure painted white and green outside to reflect the brand’s colors. Meanwhile, the inside is a warm-lit lounge decorated with mismatched picture frames hung on its walls. It’s also made up of antique furniture to replicate the old building’s atmosphere before it was damaged in the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake. It was restored in 2001, and transformed into a Starbucks store in 2009.
This literal moving Starbucks takes the cake. The first ever Starbucks train in Geneva, Switzerland first ran the train line on November 21, 2013. It boasts two levels and can accommodate 50 people with its coffee colored seats.
Fukuoka Dazaifu, Japan
Fukuoka’s concept Starbucks store is inspired by Dazaifu Tenmangu’s historical roots. According to Starbucks, the inside is flanked by a matrix of 2000 wooden batons to create a diagonally woven lattice.
Dubbed The Bank, around 1800 cut wooden blocks cover the ceiling of this Starbucks branch, situated in an old bank vault in Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam. “Local design details include antique Delft tiles, walls clad in bicycle inner tubes, wooden gingerbread biscuit moulds and coffee bag burlap,” Starbucks describes.
Porto Chino Bangkok, Thailand.
Thailand’s first drive-through concept store stands as a two-storey building in Porto Chino, Bangkok.
Famille Park, Seoul, South Korea
A must-visit when in Seoul is Famille Park’s geometric glass dome Starbucks, famous on Instagram for the flock of artificial birds spiraling up its pointed ceiling.
Ninezaka Kyoto, Japan
It took 10 years to turn this traditional Japanese house into a full-blown Starbucks store. The first floor exudes a relaxed atmosphere with round wooden tables and benches for seats, while the second floor offers a more traditional Japanese way of dining with their tatami rooms.
Immerse yourself in a mountain cabin feel while you take your coffee at this Starbucks in Ketchum, Idaho, USA, with walls made up of logs stacked from floor to ceiling.
In order to maintain the ancient, cultural Chinese atmosphere that Fuzhou is known for, this Starbucks concept store was inspired by the Master of the Nets Garden in Suzhou, China, which is recognized as a UNESCO Hertitage site.