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These Are the Most Romantic Starbucks in the World

From a castle in Prague to a villa in Casablanca, these exotic and beautiful Starbucks locations are the perfect backdrop for a romantic first date or to fall in love.

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Guangzhou, China

The elegant three-story Starbucks in Guangzhou, China, wouldn’t be out of place in New Orleans, with its wide columned terraces and lazily spinning ceiling fans that make you want to sit with your sweetie all afternoon. The first floor is dedicated to crafting coffee beverages, while the second floor is a relaxing space to spend time together. Order up a green tea latte topped with a delicate pink-hued peach foam and a slice of the lava chocolate cake decorated with two overlapping hearts for the perfect sweet snack for two. Here’s what your coffee order reveals about you.

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Willemstad, Curacao

Fall in love by the beach! The Starbucks store at Curacao Beach Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a Caribbean sunset, with a 360-degree view of the beach. An iced coffee with our beloved in paradise? Yes, please! Find even more island romance at this secret island.

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Prague Castle, Czech Republic

Live out your own fairytale romance at one of the largest ancient castles in the world. Near the entrance to the historic Prague Castle is a Starbucks store with a beautiful panorama of the historic city. From the stone terrace, you can enjoy a cup of coffee with your special someone while taking in the views the red-tiled roofs and green domes of the charming city below.

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Boulevard des Capucines, Paris

Located near the beautiful Opéra Garnier in the center of Paris, the Boulevard des Capucines Starbucks is housed in a structure that dates back to the 17th century. Get close to your special someone surrounded by the ornate and intricate 19th-century ceiling murals for a truly Parisian love story.

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Prado Norte CDMX, Mexico City

If the detailed tile work and Spanish-style architecture of this Mexico City store aren’t enough to make you fall in love, just check out the grand staircase and fountain out front. Try a rich hot chocolate while you’re here—after all, chocolate is one of our top aphrodisiacs to spark romance.

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Villa Casablanca, Morocco

Pull out your best Bogie and Bacall impersonations for this Casablanca Starbucks. This location combines modernist design with Moroccan and French influences and has seating for two alfresco, the perfect place to listen to the bubbling fountains and imagine yourself in your own 1940s romance. You’re pretty much required to pick up your mugs and toast with, “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

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Kadiköy, Istanbul

Watch the hustle and bustle of ferries crossing Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait from the rooftop deck of the three-story Kadikoy Starbucks. The store takes inspiration from the aesthetic of the boats and the ferry buildings, with local marble, brass details, terrazzo flooring, and a teak-like iroko wood all creating an incredibly romantic space to sip authentic Turkish coffee accompanied by chewy bagel-like simit.

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery in New York CityMatt Glac/Courtesy Starbucks

Reserve Roastery, New York City

When is a Starbucks not a Starbucks? When it’s an ultra swanky, steampunk style Reserve Roastery, like this sleek new spot in the heart of the Big Apple’s Meatpacking neighborhood. This is the pinnacle of all-things-coffee, from small-batch roasting to single-cup brewing, not to mention coffee cocktails. On the Mezzanine level, the Arriviamo bar offers a menu of craft cocktails featuring coffee and tea where sweethearts can sip one of the signature cocktails like the Nocino Notte, an adventurous take on the classic Negroni with Starbucks Reserve Cold Brew, gin, bitters, nocino, and black truffle salt. Or cuddle up with a flight of premium coffee and rich chocolate truffles for a double dose of decadent aphrodisiacs. Read on to find out 13 secrets your barista won’t tell you.

Melissa Klurman
Melissa Klurman is a freelance travel writer and editor with more than 27 years experience who reports on travel trends around the planet for Reader's Digest. Winner of a Lowell Thomas Gold Award for excellence in travel writing, she started her career as an editor at both Frommer’s and Fodor’s travel guides, then went on to write about travel for many publications including Family Traveller, Parents, and Working Mother magazines. More recently she has been a contributing editor at Saveur, Islands, and Caribbean Travel and Life and a senior contributor at Travelocity. A New Jersey native, ice cream addict, and a lifelong Bruce Springsteen fan, Klurman lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband, son, and rescue dog.

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