Top Starbucks stores to visit this summer


Europe

Via Dei Cerretani, Italy – Via dei Cerretani 46/R, 50123

Florence, the city of art and culture, Dante’s homeland, and cradle of the Renaissance, has just welcomed its third Starbucks® store, located in the heart of the city centre.

A stone’s throw away from the Santa Maria in Fiore Cathedral and from Piazza del Duomo with the famous Brunelleschi’s dome, the store is the perfect stop both for the local community and for tourists who come to the city to admire some of the best art masterpieces the country has to offer.

The new store combines the chromatic shades of the near cathedral with botanic-themed artworks. The store’s design respects the existing architectural structures with arches, vaults, and wood beams ceilings, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Piazza Montecitorio, Italy – Via della Guglia, 56, 00186, Rome

Opened in April 2023, the first Starbucks store in Rome overlooks Piazza Montecitorio, the historic and political heart of the ‘Eternal City’. The store has a unique view of the Piazza and the Palazzo Montecitorio, one of the most symbolic places of Italian politics.

The ambience and interiors used in the store mimic the characteristic coral shades of Piazza Montecitorio and it is a combination of lively and quieter spaces, mixing travertine marble and tuff, typical of traditional Roman buildings.

Prague Castle, Czech Republic – Hradčany, 118 00, Prague

A store inside a Castle? That’s right. Located within Prague's castle walls, this store seamlessly combines classical Gothic architectural style and modern design. A must see, the store’s stone terrace offers a beautiful panorama of the city.

The Guinness Book of Records names Prague Castle as the largest ancient castle in the world spanning 70,000 square meters and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Prague.

A visit to this store allows you to step back in time whilst enjoying your favourite Starbucks beverage and the view of Prague’s stunning skyline.

Aix-en-Provence, France – 1 Pl. des Augustins, 13100

In the vibrant and quaint Aix-en-Provence, this brand-new store opened this Summer embodies the city’s rich cultural heritage and the Provençal way of life.

It is located in the picturesque Place des Augustins. Customers can choose to sit inside, to absorb the store’s ambience and art, or outside, to take in the vibrant atmosphere, or get their favourite treats to takeaway, as they explore the city’s picturesque streets, unique fountains and colourful facades.

Edinburgh, UK – 120 Princes St, EH2 4AD, Scotland

Nestled in the heart of Princes Street, directly opposite Edinburgh Castle, this store offers panoramic views of both the historic castle and Princes Street Gardens, creating a fascinating backdrop for customers to enjoy their favourite beverages and treats.

The store serves not only as a haven for coffee aficionados, but also as a (literal) window into Edinburgh's rich heritage and natural beauty.

Besides visiting the beautiful store, castle and gardens, visitors can also experience Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival. Held each August, millions of culture lovers descend on the city to celebrate creativity, innovation, and diverse artistic expressions that brings together local communities to create its unique atmosphere.

The Summer Bar at Tower Place, London

Brand new this Summer, a dedicated space for iced beverage craft inside our Tower Place store called The Summer Bar.

Located in central London, opposite historic tourist attraction, the Tower of London, locals and tourists alike can shake up their unique Summer vibe by enjoying a range of our iced crafted beverages to cool off this Summer such as the brand-new Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew or a much loved classic Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino® Blended Beverage.

The Tower Place store has been carefully designed to champion handcrafted coffee and celebrate coffee craft culture. Its modern upstairs Mezzanine level overlooking the Tower of London creates a true contrast of old and new.

Its location and proximity to the Thames means it boasts stunning views of the city’s famous river and London’s tallest building, The Shard.

Middle East & Africa

Dubai Mall Chinatown, UAE

Placed within the vibrant Dubai Mall’s Chinatown, this store’s design concept pays homage to the rich heritage of Chinese culture. Its unique ambience provides a tranquil stop amidst the busy mall, inviting visitors to savour their favourite beverages and treats, including the latest Oleato™ range.

Customers can then indulge in a unique shopping experience in the world’s most visited mall and embark on a cultural journey through Chinatown.

Grand Egyptian Museum, Egypt – Kafr Nassar, Al Giza Desert, Giza Governorate, 3513204

Opened this year, this store is located inside the Grand Egyptian Museum, the largest archaeological museum in the world, outside of Cairo on the Giza Plateau and next to the famous ancient pyramids.

This store embraces local architecture, showcasing remarkable engraved panels, captivating colours, and materials reminiscent of ancient Egypt. It combines unique textures and patterns, paying homage to the rich cultural heritage that surrounds it.

Muizenberg, South Africa – Muizenberg Beach Phase 4, Surfers Corner, Cape Town, 7950

This beachside store allows customers to watch the sunset over the sea, through the store’s glazed façade, as well as the ocean-inspired Siren artwork and bar.

Located in Western Cape, South Africa, the store embodies the laid-back beach-side vibe, which is renowned for its surfing community and beach huts.

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From ancient castles to Victorian railway arches, these are the latest Starbucks stores to open across EMEA