3rd & Lavaca

Austin, TX

This is now the PRETTIEST Starbucks in Austin, BY FAR. The building where it sits, The W, has environmental requirements, but the store goes beyond that and has LEED certification. In terms of decorations, the store has wood etchings that pay homage to the both the music industry and the bats that the city is famous for. Look closely, and you'll see things like old decorations and grinders behind the bar, a custom map of the regions where Starbucks obtains their coffee, awesome light fixutures, and more.

OPENED: 1/24/2014, PHOTO: 12/7/2014