4/28/10 4/28/10 Photo Gallery: Original Pike Place Market Starbucks April 28, 2010 by Food I Want More! Get our Living newsletter by tapping the button below. Instant Subscribe The view of the storefront from the street. Store number one directly across from the covered stalls at Seattle's famed Pike Place Public Market. Signage displays the corporation's very first logo, which depicts a far more detailed (and risqué!) mermaid. The counter looks exactly the same — well, almost. Because the first Starbucks is a registered landmark, the company has tried to modify everything as little as possible, which means this location contains no pastries, and actually serves no food at all. The store offers one whole bean coffee by the bag, the Pike Place Special Reserve, that is not available at any other location. Unassuming grain wood floors and counters make up most of the store, which is also piled high to the ceiling with boxes of coffee. A map of the world shows all the various types of coffees across the globe that are roasted by Starbucks. Of course, my experience wouldn't have been complete without ordering a cup of coffee and drinking it by the bar. Atop the entrance sits a pig — which bears a strong likeness to Rachel, Pike Place Market's unofficial bronze mascot — made entirely out of roasted coffee beans. I've always wanted to collect the chain's city coffee cups from around the world. Obviously, Starbucks headquarters beat me to it!