9 Unique Starbucks Locations We Definitely Need To Visit

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We certainly knew that Starbucks locations around the world offer different and very special menu items. But, we had no idea how much the store designs changed from location to location. You may have noticed subtle differences in layout or decor between the various Starbucks shops in your hometown. However, there are a few Starbuck stores that drastically depart from the usual designs.

Today, Starbucks released a list of the most noteworthy, exciting, and unexpected store designs from all over the world. These shops reflect their perspective neighborhoods and even take design cues from the buildings they're located in. Whether it's in the middle of a big city or on a laid-back beach somewhere, the chain tries to infuse the spirit of the area into the shops themselves.

Take a look ahead at some of the coolest Starbucks locations in the world. We're already making plans to get a coffee at each of them.
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London, United Kingdom
This express format Starbuck is located in the Canary Wharf’s underground metro station.
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Chicago, Illinois
This Starbucks cafe is located inside the historic 33 North Michigan Avenue skyscraper. The store features Art Deco elements that compliment the landmark's architectural style.
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Hong Kong
This Starbucks store is inside Hong Kong's Pacific Place Mall. Most notable here is the kinetic sculpture hanging from the ceiling.
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The installation moves slowly and is meant to mimic coffee being poured into a cup.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
At the center of the Las Vegas Strip is The Cosmopolitan's Starbucks, and it's a real work of art.
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French artist and photographer Georges Rousse design this store's
colorful geometric installation, which changes perspective when moving through the space.
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London, United Kingdom
Yet another special London location of the coffee chain is on Upper Saint Martin’s Lane. The whole front wall of the shop is made of windows so customers can see out into London’s bustling Covent Garden.
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Long Beach, California
This shop achieves a laid-back SoCal vibe with a beige and blue color scheme and its close-by waterfront location.
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In the middle of the store stands a concrete wall painted with a rendering of Starbuck's Siren in the sea. It's a great centerpiece for this beach town's Starbucks location.
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Chicago, Illinois
Located on the top floor of UNIQLO's 60,000 square-foot store, this Starbucks store is LEED-certified and offers incredible views of Chicago's Magnificent Mile.
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Zhongshan, China
Split between three gorgeous floors, this store was design with local history in mind.
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The first floor is all about crafting coffee. The second floor is a space to chat, sip, and unwind. And, finally, the the third floor is where coffee education classes and seminars are conducted.
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Willemstad, Curacao
Curacao Beach Resort's location of Starbucks has a 360-degree view of the beach, making it perfect for vacationers.
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