13 Starbucks stores to visit in Asia Pacific
Located at a bustling intersection in Brisbane’s business district, Starbucks Edward Street welcomes customers from two entrances at the street level. Customers seeking a moment of tranquility can descend to the store’s lower floor and immerse themselves in botanical artwork depicting abstract coffee landscapes. Those looking for a change of scene when hosting work meetings can also make use of the store’s meeting room, which can be booked to cater for groups.
At this flagship store in Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh, customers are up for a treat at the Reserve bar, and under a light sculpture inspired by the coffee aroma. Here they can chat with Starbucks baristas and discover some of the finest coffees from around the world. A magnificent hand-painted mural of the Siren in a shape of a Cambodian Naga, illustrated by prominent local urban artists, Peap Tarr and Lisa Mam, highlight the distinct beauty of urban Khmer art while invite everyone to go upstairs and find a nice cozy spot to relax.
The city’s first flagship store is in the heart of Hong Kong's Causeway Bay district. Step inside to enjoy a stunning glass façade that brightens this premium urban retreat. Customers can take in the beautiful layers of light, materials, and textures, while enjoying Starbucks Reserve coffee or sampling a variety of tea blends at Hong Kong’s very first Teavana Bar. Don’t forget to look up at the sculpted ceiling, made from more than 330 triangular timber panels, inspired by the shape of coffee trees and landscapes of coffee farms.
As one of our first stores in Jaipur, the Pink City, this store is inspired by the grand architectural masterpieces in the city. The interior design of the store is filled with elements reminiscent to the city’s historic landscape. The light and colorful palette in the store strikes balance between joyful nostalgia and a contemporary coffeehouse atmosphere with thoughtful local custom-made artworks integrated into the interior of the store. In the main seating area, organza cloth murals with embroidery crafted using traditional Rajasthan handicraft technique are featured within the arches, creating a glimpse into the majestic scenery of a coffee farm. Beyond the bar at the intimate seating room are 12 custom pottery plates inspired by Jaipur’s famous blue pottery. Each plate tells a story of the coffee growing process and adorned with inspiration of fauna.
Located in the heart of Bali, Indonesia, the Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary is the perfect destination for coffee lovers to spend hours immersing themselves and learning about the coffee journey from seed to cup. Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of the island, the store has been designed using local materials crafted by local artists and artisans. The store celebrates the unique and distinct flavors of Indonesian coffee and heritage, and the Indonesian farmers that make these coffees possible, while providing customers with a rich, interactive and memorable experience.
From coffee sourcing, processing, roasting, and brewing, the store will guide you through the entire seed-to-cup coffee journey. You can sign up for some of the workshops, get a guided tour or simply find your way around this unique store. If you are lucky, you might be able to see the green beans become full of flavour when roasted on site, at the recently opened Coffee Experience Centre.
In Malaysia, Starbucks Reserve Tropicana Gardens celebrates all things coffee. The layout of the store is designed in the shape of a whole coffee bean, with a large curvature and floor-to-ceiling windows. Featuring two bars: a main bar and a Reserve bar that offers six brewing methods, customers can explore a range of exotic coffees, ethically sourced from more than 30 countries, while enjoying unparalleled service from our coffee masters.
The 220 Queen Street store in Auckland, right in the heart of the Auckland Central Business District, is a hub for hot-deskers and a meeting place for all coffee lovers in the city. Featuring a newly designed and modern storefront and coffee bar, and vivid blue and green interiors, inspired by New Zealand coastal lines provide a calm and welcoming atmosphere. The hand-painted artwork featuring the Starbucks Siren is the best spot for a selfie. Anyone stepping foot in this space will leave with a renewed sense of energy.
Macapagal DT is one of the largest Starbucks stores in the Philippines. Although it is a drive thru store, the café extends throughout two large levels, with the bar as the centrepiece of the space. A common skywalk on the upper level connects the store with other buildings nearby. Touches of warm mahogany wood create a cozy third place for customers to relax in many of the different seating areas, while the custom timber artwork, depicting the different coffee regions around the world, adds a nice touch of colour to this impressive space.
For those traveling through Singapore, you shouldn’t miss the Jewel Changi Airport Store. Located in the airport, the two-story flagship store is a must-visit as it gives travelers a place to unwind over a cup of premium, single-origin coffee. Here customers are greeted by the beautifully layered wooden storefront that extends over the two floors, inspired by the textures of coffee farm landscapes. You can sit at the round bar and talk to the friendly baristas or if you want a more quiet place, on the upper floor, you will find the perfect atmosphere to relax and appreciate the unique original artwork collection featuring artists from Asia Pacific and beyond.
Opened in 2021 to mark Starbucks 22nd year in South Korea, the Starbucks Byuldabang store in Seoul offers an immersive Starbucks Experience. The store features a convenient pick-up area at on the store front for those on-the-go and a cozy fireplace towards the back, for those looking to wind down and relax. The modern space also boasts a coffee seminar area for workshops and different seats and spaces to cater for different occasions. But the main highlight of this store is the large digital art wall installation, portraying digital artwork that rotates seasonally, showcasing beautiful scenes from Starbucks Hacienda Alsacia farm in Costa Rica or the journey of the Starbucks Siren.
A must visit for anyone in Hualien City, the Starbucks Hualien Bay Mall is a store like none other. The building for this drive-thru store, was designed by the acclaimed Japanese Architect, Kengo Kuma, out of 29 repurposed shipping containers. Just as Starbucks cup sleeves insulate customers’ hands from a hot beverage, “wood sleeves” were installed inside the white shipping containers to create a warm and comfortable space for customers. The intersecting container arrangement creates a tall and intriguing structure, that becomes even more interesting when you head inside to enjoy a view of the Hualien County Mountain ranges with a beverage in hand.
Offering panoramic views over the iconic Chao Phraya River that flows through Bangkok’s vibrant urban center, the Starbucks Reserve Chao Phraya Riverfront store is perfect for relaxing with a signature handcrafted beverage in hand or why not enjoying the sunset with an espresso martini from the mixology bar. The store is the first to offer many features, including the first to ever serve Starbucks unique Muan Jai™ Blend, which means “wholehearted happiness,” sourced in collaboration with Northern Thai coffee farming communities. As you spend time here, you will find surprises at every step. From the curated artwork including a piece by Thai artist Rukkit Kuanhawate, to the ceiling inspired by the Yi Peng lantern festival; this is a place to spend time at and unwind. Enjoy your favorite beverage from the mezzanine or on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the river, while you continue to plan your day around Bangkok.
Surrounded by the lush greenery of Summer Park, Starbucks Ecopark is just 15km from central Hanoi. Striking a balance between rural and urban aesthetics, this store offers a truly unique Starbucks Experience. With the use of natural finishes such as wooden louvers that run through the ceiling walls, this store amplifies the relaxing mood of the surrounding gardens. Why not grab a handcrafted beverage and soak up the calming vibes?