It's Basically a Palace Inside
Extravagant. Gorgeous. Fancier than I'll ever be. These are just a few words to describe the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Milan. The enormous coffeehouse, which is Italy's first-ever Starbucks location, just opened its doors on Sept. 6, and it's straight out of our wildest coffee-loving dreams.
The 25,000-square-foot space is home to multiple coffee bars (and a cocktail bar!), lime-green coffee-bean-roasting equipment, mosaic flooring, an affogato station, a wood-fire oven, and marble countertops that set the stage for picture-perfect Instagram snaps. Oh, and we almost forgot to mention a very vital detail: pizza is on the menu! So, like, when can we move in?!
Although espresso-loving Italian locals were initially hesitant to welcome the global chain, the Reserve Roastery seems to be a huge hit so far, with thousands of visitors sharing pictures of the coffee shop's exquisite interior and cravings-inducing refreshments all across social media. If you don't have a trip to Milan in the works, we've put together a virtual tour of sorts so you can experience its beauty at your fingertips. Prepare to be blown out of the water, folks.