Starbucks in HongKong


Admiralty Centre, Admiralty, HongKong
OPENED: 2/7/2011, PHOTO: 3/29/2011

One of the smallest stores in Hong Kong!

50 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/26/2011

This store, relocated from Hysan Avenue, is very small, but makes up for its size with style. The design is the new 2010 style featuring reclaimed furnishings, and its coolest touch is what a decoration made to look like the lid from an Indian tea create, mounted on a wall next to the bathrooms. And rather than "M" and "W" to designate the two toilets, they have instead stylistic male/female metal emblems.

Tung Lo Wan Road, Causeway Bay, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/26/2011

This newer store not only features the new style of design element, using reclaimed materials, but also has a bit of quirky nature. You will immediately notice the old window panes mounted on the columns, but if you look more closely you will see a cute little sign that reads "i'm a HOSE REEL". Towards the back is a large Starbucks cup with the new logo, and on a wall are shelves holding books, photos, and a truly quirky touch, an old General Electric clock radio.

Caine Road, Central, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/15/2006

Of all the stores in the Central district, this one seems the most "Asian" to me.

Fortress Hill, Fortress Hill, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/26/2011


248 Queens Road East - Shop 5-6, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/27/2011


AIA Tower, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/16/2006


Airport - North Satellite Concourse, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/3/2011


Alexandra House II, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/15/2006

This was Hong Kong's flagship store in 2006, although I'm not sure it retains that status now that Duddell Street is open.

Causeway Bay Plaza One, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/14/2006


China Hong Kong City, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/25/2011


Citibank Plaza, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/15/2006


Citywalk, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/3/2011


Cyberport, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/28/2011

Click 'more' to see the view from across the balcony.

Cyberport L3, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/28/2011


Discovery Park, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/3/2011


Duddell Street, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/26/2011

This singularly unique Starbucks is the coolest in Hong Kong, and one of the coolest I have seen in the entire world--perhaps only Capucines in Paris is better. The store follows the "bing sutt" (ice house) concept of old, as explained by two signs. The store displays old photos of both the building and adjacent Ice House Street as well as tributes to the Pike Place store. I cannot even begin to list all of the cool decorations and memoriabilia in the store--you'll just have to save up and visit Hong Kong when you can!

Emax - Ground Floor, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/1/2011


Empire Centre, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/31/2011


Exchange Square, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/14/2006

The first in Hong Kong!

Fashion Island - First Floor-Reloc, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/26/2011


Great Eagle Centre - Ground Floor, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/27/2011


Hang Lung Centre, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/26/2011


Happy Valley, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/27/2011

This store is up on the second floor, fairly unusual.

Harbour City Third Floor, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/25/2011


Harbour City, Ocean Centre, L4, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/25/2011

This newer store sports a new design concept that uses a lot of reclaimed materials. Besides that, there is an entire wall dedicated to showing photos of environmental stewardship. In the back, look for three displays depicting the history of the Starbucks name and logo.

Harbour Crystal Centre, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/31/2011


HKG - Int Airport Gate 21, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/3/2011


HKG - Term 1 Lvl 6 Gate 44, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/3/2011


HKG Terminal 1 Arrival Hall 5T028, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/25/2011


HKIA Terminal 2 5P119, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/25/2011


HKU, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/28/2011

This store is dedicated to Simona Chang.

Hong Kong Station, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/14/2006


Hung Hom KCRC, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/31/2011


Hutchison House, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/15/2006


IFC II - 2F, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/28/2011

This store has a cool new concept, a lot of food offerings--meals, not just snacks--like lasagna or beef chili, prominently displayed in a large glass case up front.

I-Square, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/29/2011

This very cool new concept store has something unusual, an express bar that faces the hallway of the shopping centre, completely separate from the full bar inside. Another unusual feature is its diversity concept--most stores in HK are staffed by ethnic Chinese, but this one goes out of the way to hire some non-Chinse. Cool decore include funky red tile on one wall, a large reddish reflective mirror slanting up the side of the main room, and a large picture window facing Nathan road.

Jardine House - G/F Lift Lobby, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/29/2011


KCRC - Tai Po - Shop B, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/2/2011


Knutsford Steps, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/31/2011

This lobby of this cute store is very small, but there is additional seating outside, with some very interesting and decorative floor tile.

Kornhill Plaza, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/26/2011


Lan Kwai Fong - Relocation, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/15/2006


LCX Ocean Terminal, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/25/2011

I'm not a big fan of malls, but LCX is actually pretty cool, with a vibe different from that of most malls I've seen.

Man Yee, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/29/2011


Maritime Square, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/17/2006


Metroplaza, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/3/2011


Millennium City 2, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/1/2011


Mirror Tower, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/31/2011


MTR - Admiralty, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/15/2006


MTR - Central Transfer Concourse, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/15/2006


New Town Plaza - Level 1, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/2/2011


New Town Plaza 2 - Level 3, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/2/2011


New World Tower, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/29/2011


NTP 3 - 1st Floor Open Area, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/2/2011

Inside the Yata department store.

One Kowloon - G/F Lift Lobby, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/1/2011


Pacific Place 405, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/15/2006


Pacific Place, Central, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/15/2006


Peak Galleria, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/2/2011

The store itself is fairly ordinary, but the free view to the right is great, and if you want to spend 30 HDK, walk over to Sky Terrace at The Peak to get a MAGNIFICENT view of the city.

Plaza Hollywood, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/1/2011


Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/2/2011


Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/28/2011


Queensway Plaza, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/28/2011


Rumsey Street, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/16/2006


Sai Kung - Shop A2-A5, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/1/2011


Shun Tak Centre, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/28/2011, ORIGINAL VISIT: 9/16/2006

This mall store is busy enough to need an external seating area.

South Horizon - Ground Floor, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/28/2011


St. Teresas Hospital, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/31/2011


Star Ferry, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/28/2011


Sun Arcade - Lower Level, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/25/2011

Good thing for that big sign, because otherwise this store, tucked into a corner, could be hard to see!

Sun Hung Kai Centre - Lift Lobby, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/27/2011, ORIGINAL VISIT: 9/14/2006


Tai Po Mega Mall, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/2/2011


Telford Plaza I, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/1/2011


The Forum, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/14/2006

Because of the structure of the building, the seating area is separate from the bar--extremely unusual.

The Landmark 360 - 3F, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/26/2011

As of my visit, this was the only kiosk inside a supermarket. Unlike all such kiosks in America, this one is real, run by Coffee Concepts just like all the others in HK. Another unusual thing--this store allows regulars to keep their tumblers on a shelf so they don't have to remember to bring them in!

Times Square - 6/F Open Area, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/2/2011


Times Square 9/F, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/16/2006

This one is on the 9th level, of at least 14--the most stories of any shopping center I've ever seen.

Tong Chong Street, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/26/2011


Tuen Mun Town Centre, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/3/2011


W Square - Shop B, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/27/2011


Wan Chai Tower, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/14/2006

This store in an office tower is unusual for having two levels. The second level has a wall-to-wall mirror, great for egomaniacs like me.

Wong Tai Sin Shopping Centre - G/F, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/1/2011


WTC More - Ground Floor - Reloc, Hong Kong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/26/2011


APM, Kowloon, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/1/2011


Austin Road, Kowloon, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/3/2011, ORIGINAL VISIT: 3/30/2011


Cheung Sha Wan Plaza, Kowloon, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/3/2011


Cultural Centre, Kowloon, HongKong
OPENED: 12/1/2010, PHOTO: 3/29/2011

This relocated store now displays a changing gallery of art from local artists.

Element, Kowloon, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/25/2011


Harbour City, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/16/2006


Kai Tin, Kowloon, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/1/2011


Kowloon Hotel, Shop G01 & 02, Kowloon, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/16/2006, ORIGINAL VISIT: 9/15/2006


Nathan Hotel, Kowloon, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/16/2006


Olympian City 2, Kowloon, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/17/2006


TST Seibu - B1, Kowloon, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/29/2011


Whampoa Garden - Shop 5 Site 4, Kowloon, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/2/2011

When you visit this store, make sure to look across the intersection... you'll find a surprising sight. Legend has it that a l i e n s deposited that ship there!

MegaBox 6th Floor, Kowloon Bay, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 4/1/2011

Wow--I thought I had seen everything when I visited the two stores at the 10-STORY Times Square mall in Kuala Lumpur, but this mall has TWENTY LEVELS!!!

Festival Walk AMC, Kowloon Tong, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/31/2011


AIA Building - Macau, Macau, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/30/2011


Macau Senado, Macau, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/30/2011

Of the four (as of this writing) stores in Macau, this is the only one that features Portuguese architecture. Make sure to go upstairs and enjoy the room with the open windows, and be sure to look around for the multitude of old photographs on the walls.

Venetian, Macau, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/30/2011

This store, next to the casino, has a faux-bamboo decoration right in the middle of the floor.

Wynn Macao, Macau, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/30/2011

This store, on the casino floor, is unusual, possibly unique, because it is the only one where I had to check my backpack before I could visit.

Gala Centre, Mong Kok, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/15/2006


Langham Place, Mong Kok, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/15/2006


One Grand Tower, Mongkok, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/15/2006

This store is dedicated to Karen!

FitFort, North Point, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/26/2011


Taikoo Shing, Tai Koo Shing, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/16/2006


Star Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/31/2011

Actually on Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong's equivalent of that famous Hollywood landmark, this store offers perhaps the best view of any Starbucks in the city. Be sure to go upstairs to the open-air balcone--it is not obvious that you can, because there is no staircase--only a lift.

Star House, Tsim Sha Tsui, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/29/2011

Oh, sweet! This relocated store sports a new design concept and a very unusual feature, a cool and quirky mural on a back wall!

Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/14/2006

Yes, there's another location in the Wanchai Tower across the road, but seeing as how Gloucester Road is the primary thoroughfare through the district and hellah busy, it's a good thing.

Hopewell Centre, Wan Chai, HongKong
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/16/2006

This store, larger than I expected for a "mall", has a couple of standard tall tables, but unusual stools.