Starbucks in Australia


Myer Centre, Brisbane, Australia
OPENED: 5/29/2001, PHOTO: 1/29/2011

This store has an outdoor patio with a different style of chair, plastic and grayish.

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Queen Street, Brisbane, Australia
OPENED: 3/5/2001, PHOTO: 1/29/2011

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Queens Plaza, Brisbane, Australia
OPENED: 6/1/2005, PHOTO: 1/29/2011

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Broadbeach, Broadbeach, Australia
OPENED: 12/20/2006, PHOTO: 1/30/2011

If you like the beach, tourist spots, and people watching, this store, and its sister store up the road in Surfers Paradise, are the places to go! Actual visit 1/29.

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Westfield Chermside, Chermside, Australia
OPENED: 10/19/2006, PHOTO: 1/31/2011, ORIGINAL VISIT: 1/30/2011

According to volume divided by hours open (limited mall hours), this store is the busiest in Australia!

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Hawthorn, Hawthorn, Australia
OPENED: 7/10/2006, PHOTO: 1/28/2011

This neighborhood store, the only one outside the Melbourne city centre, is smallish, but be sure to look out for a cool painting of siren drinking a cup of joe.

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City Square, Melbourne, Australia
OPENED: 12/28/2001, PHOTO: 1/28/2011

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DFO Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia
OPENED: 12/14/2006, PHOTO: 1/28/2011

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Midtown Bourke, Melbourne, Australia
OPENED: 10/6/2001, PHOTO: 1/28/2011

Though next to a mall, this store is actually pretty cool because of the Asian art it displays, especially on the second floor. Be sure to walk up the wooden staircase to see several cool art pieces as well as a tall lamp covered in red cloth.

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Swanston Street 035390, Melbourne, Australia
OPENED: 9/4/2006, PHOTO: 1/28/2011

This recently-remodeled store has an unusual feature, a seating area separate by an odd and modern-looking partition consisting of tall slats. There is another seating area with cafeteria-style tables, and a third seating area that is elevated.

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Mooloolaba, Mooloolaba, Australia
OPENED: 9/27/2001, PHOTO: 1/30/2011

This store might be small but offers a marvelous view of the beach, plus great people watching!

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Mount Druitt, Mt Druitt, Australia
OPENED: 9/30/2006, PHOTO: 1/26/2011

The only free-standing store in Sydney.

Chevron Renaissance, Surfers Paradise, Australia
OPENED: 12/2/2000, PHOTO: 1/30/2011

If you like the beach, tourist spots, and people watching, this store, and its sister store down the road in Broadbeach, are the places to go! Actual visit 1/29.

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525 George Street, Sydney, Australia
OPENED: 8/17/2001, PHOTO: 1/26/2011

Actual visit 1/25.

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Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
OPENED: 12/12/2001, PHOTO: 1/26/2011

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Cockle Bay, Sydney, Australia
OPENED: 8/2/2001, PHOTO: 1/27/2011

This newly-renovated store has the funkiest design of all the Sydney stores. Table, chairs, seats, and the interior decor give the store a very modern, almost futuristic look. And situated where it is, it's a spectacular place to people-watch along the bayfront. But perhaps the coolest feature is upstairs, a repurposed cart used as a condiment bar!

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Haymarket, Sydney, Australia
OPENED: 7/19/2001, PHOTO: 1/25/2011

This store, in a heritage building, is the closest to the Central station and a good choice for my first Starbucks visit in Australia. The area is Sydney's China town, and the store displays a small menu in Chinese, as well as Japanese and Korean.

Hyde park_, Sydney, Australia
OPENED: 7/17/2000, PHOTO: 1/26/2011

Actual visit 1/27.

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Queen Victoria Building 035387, Sydney, Australia
OPENED: 6/16/2006, PHOTO: 1/26/2011

Actual visit 1/25.

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Transport House, Sydney, Australia
OPENED: 7/4/2002, PHOTO: 1/26/2011

Now called York Street.

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Westmead Childrens Hospital, Westmead, Australia
OPENED: 5/23/2001, PHOTO: 1/26/2011


Princess Alexandra Hospital, Wooloongabba, Australia
OPENED: 11/7/2005, PHOTO: 1/29/2011

This remodeled store features a newer design that is unusual for a hospital store. The store definitely has that coffeehouse feel, with a stylish wooden bar, and a separated seating area.