Starbucks is probably not a destination on its own in Seattle, but its flagship Starbucks Reserve Roastery at 1124 Pike Street is worth a visit. It is quite different from the local Starbucks we see everywhere.
What We Did
Starbucks Reserve Roastery is very massive and is more like a large food & drink hall than a coffee shop. There are a lot of things to explore, including the roastery with various machines. They offered different kinds of coffee roasts and blends which were not seen in normal Starbucks stores. Bread, sandwiches, pastries, and cakes are all available here with a lot of selections. The store is decentralized, and people can order and pay at any counters.
We arrived at the store at 10 am, and it was already crowded. I was surprised by its size upon entering. We took some time to walk through the store, but it was impossible to see everything in a short period of time. We were awed by the roasting machines, the decoration, the merchandise, and the numerous food and drink options. It was very hard to decide what to get. We wanted to head to Din Tai Fung soon, so we skipped coffee and grabbed a piece of tiramisu. It tasted good but the price was a bit high.
This is not a food review, but I wish to try their coffee offerings and other food items. It was too bad that we didn’t have enough time to enjoy the coffee and learn about the different blends and the roasting processes. I want to visit this place again.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery
Address: 1124 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA