This Country Has A Starbucks Location Inside A Castle

You know the joke that there's a Starbucks on every corner? While it may not technically be true, it certainly feels like it at times. Statista reports that as of 2021, there are 33,833 locations in 80 countries across the globe. According to Comfy Living, Starbucks serves over 60 million people weekly, offering 170,000 ways to customize its drinks. Most Starbucks locations in the U.S look relatively similar, with the company's iconic siren logo appearing on the bright green aprons the baristas wear. You're likely to easily recognize Starbucks anywhere in the world, though some locations are truly spectacular.

According to Klook, there are several Starbucks locations that are impeccably beautiful. A location in Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Chaya, Japan, is housed inside a 100-year-old Japanese tea house. Customers can even choose to go shoeless while enjoying a cup of joe. Though it's now closed, visitors to Switzerland could once be served coffee on a Starbucks train called the Starbucks Express.

While Starbucks has many unique locations, you can only find one in a real-life castle.

A spectacular view goes hand in hand with coffee

In Prague, one Starbucks is located atop the famous Prague Castle. The Prague Castle is a UNESCO world heritage site that is believed to be built in the 9th century (per Prague Castle for Visitors). The castle is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for its sheer size, totaling 753,474 square feet. At this size, it's the largest ancient castle still in existence.

According to Best Communications, the store opened in 2013 and was carefully constructed to mimic the "general look" of its surroundings. To respect the beautiful grounds, designers painted the Starbucks signage right onto the walls and purposefully kept it rather small (via Delish). The views from the store are stunning, as it looks onto the city's red-tiled rooftops. The Prague Castle Starbucks is loved by visitors, receiving 4.5 out of 5 stars on Tripadvisor. Several reviews mention a small, winding, spiral staircase that visitors can climb up and down. There's even ample outdoor seating for those who want to soak in the views. And by looking at the pictures, who wouldn't want to sip their coffee at this castle?