Starbucks opens its first store in Paris

posted by Jason Kottke Jan 15, 2004

Starbucks opens its first store in Paris. In Paris, France, not in Paris Hilton.

Reader comments

rajJan 15, 2004 at 12:56PM

The best coffee I've ever had was in Paris. Even a cafe noir at any random brasserie was unbelievably tasty. I don't know how to make french-style coffee for myself.. anyone have some tips for an american down on his luck?

danJan 15, 2004 at 1:58PM

You had to add 'Paris Hilton', didn't you?
Its not like you don't already get enough hits!


Stefan JonesJan 15, 2004 at 2:18PM


It involves a fertilized hen's egg, an old sock, and a hammer.

Are you sure you want to know?

laneJan 15, 2004 at 2:21PM

They are also opening their first store in Iowa this week. Not as glamourous as Paris, i know, but still...

bobJan 15, 2004 at 7:08PM

are you SURE it's not Paris Hilton?

JonJan 15, 2004 at 8:32PM

... Still laughing from the "Paris Hilton" comment. There's actually tears in my eyes...

ErinJan 15, 2004 at 11:59PM

Dang, I guess I'll just have to keep on waiting for when I can have my morning mocha in Paris Hilton.

(Yikes, I don't even really know what that means, I'm sorry.)

Xavier BorderieJan 16, 2004 at 4:48AM

Well, the are really at walking distance (8mins) from each other, apparently. The Paris Hilton and the Paris Starbucks, I mean.
Paris Hilton : 18 av Suffren 75015 Paris
Starbucks Paris : 26 avenue de l'Opéra 75001 Paris

So, theorically, you *could* have your morning mocha in Paris Hilton. But, as surprising as it might be, it'd probably be cold by the time you drink it ;)

MikeJan 16, 2004 at 9:00AM

If memory serves, the Paris Hilton operates by night. So with the new Starbucks you can now get 24 hour service.

ErinJan 20, 2004 at 10:04PM

Wow, yeah, I think I'd much rather have a mocha in the Paris Hilton (the hotel) than in Paris Hilton (the person.)
Much less chance of catching something nasty, I believe.

traveldomJan 21, 2004 at 11:08PM

I'll have the carmel mocha frappacino in the paris hilton, with paris hilton while being video taped.

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