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The World's Coolest Starbucks

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Did you know that Starbucks employs 151,000 people all over the world in countries from South Africa to New Zealand? That's more than twice the population of Greenland! It seems that the average person can't walk more than a few feet (or 170 miles, to be exact) without seeing that familiar green and white smiling siren, beckoning us in for a giant latte with a dash of sugar-free vanilla... and maybe an extra shot of espresso if we're feeling particularly sluggish. Our go-to coffee is everywhere; from roadside drive-throughs off the interstate to the gift shop at the Louvre -- just in case we need a pick-me-up before taking a peek at the Mona Lisa.

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And while Starbucks locations share a certain aesthetic -- dark wood paneling, trademark green accents, chic and comfortable seating for a true coffeehouse vibe -- we can all admit that our Starbucks locations have a big box store, cookie-cutter feel to them. So when we find uniquely designed Starbucks stores from Singapore to Amsterdam, we get excited for the unusual. With innovative design, unique architecture that fits within the city's landscape and unusual concepts, these are the Starbucks worth visiting.

  • Yeşilköy — Turkey
    From the outside, this location looks like a big, beautiful house in an affluent neighborhood — and that’s because it is. Nestled in a wealthy Istanbul neighborhood, this spacious, high-ceilinged Starbucks serves kahve — a fine Turkish coffee — and has luxurious views of the Sea of Marmara from its wide balcony. Click Here to see More of the World’s Coolest Starbucks Photo Credit: © Flickr / Dean Shareski
  • Ketchum — Idaho
    You’ll find this rustic Starbucks inside an old church just a stone’s throw from popular ski spot Sun Valley. Designers utilized natural stone and wood to give the location an outdoorsy, ski lodge feel. Photo Credit: © Starbucks
  • Canal Street — New Orleans
    This location attempts to take visitors back in time by adopting the feel of a turn-of-the-century apothecary store. The company also employed local sculptor David Borgerding to create amazing chandeliers from repurposed horns and wrought-iron gates. Photo Credit: © Starbucks Click Here to see More of the World’s Coolest Starbucks
  • Boulevard des Capucines — Paris
    Marie Antoinette would feel right at home eating cake beneath multiple crystal chandeliers and gilded ceilings in what just might be the most beautiful Starbucks in the most beautiful city in the world. Photo Credit: © conrodescapades.blogspot.com
  • Sharm El Sheikh — Egypt
    The domed exterior of this Starbucks gives this decidedly American corporation an old-world makeover. Inside, however, you can still grab a familiar strawberry Frappuccino before you walk the banks of the nearby Red Sea. Click Here to see More of the World’s Coolest Starbucks Photo Credit: © tripadvisor.com

From all corners of the globe, Starbucks has made an imprint on the global coffee scene. Check out these unique Starbucks locations around the globe -- maybe it'll inspire your next travel itinerary when you're visiting these countries.

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-Emily Alford, The Daily Meal

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