First Starbucks In S’pore Reopens At Liat Towers Today, Giving Us Major Nostalgia

24-Hour Starbucks At Liat Towers Opens On 2 Feb

Remember the first-ever Starbucks store at Liat Towers?

Starbucks fans from the ‘90s will know that it’s the branch where they first had a taste of mid-week feel-good frappucino – which led to many, many more visits for years to come.


If you wanted to live the good ‘ol days, you can still visit the branch but expect a massive upgrade.

The iconic store has reopened after renovations, and here’s what you can expect.

Golden brown revamp

The new interiors feature a cascade of lights illuminating the patio-style seating and wooden interior designs, giving it an overall golden brown theme.

It includes a large art wall with more than 100 cup art designs from local Starbucks baristas. Each cup symbolises the relationships and strong ties that the brand has built with coffee lovers from across the island.

The more intimate setting creates an immersive experience for coffee connoisseurs.

Bring on the nostalgia

The Starbucks at Liat Towers has been around since 1996.

For the past 23 years, it’s been the site for many date nights and late night conversations. You might’ve enjoyed several shots of espresso to stay sane during long cramming sessions. Or met up with old friends and rekindled relationships.


It’s undoubtedly been a long time and we bet that the first local fans are probably in their 30s – starting their own family.


While the spot has carved a special spot in the hearts of Singaporeans, the revamped space is also a site to commemorate old memories and make new ones too.

Out with the old, in with the new

The new Starbucks store is right at the heart of Orchard Road – Singapore’s main shopping district.

It’s open 24 hours so you can visit to endure more late nights from work or school. The interiors are a far cry from the old branch, but we’re definitely happy to move forward and enjoy a cup of coffee at a gallery-esque setting.

Starbucks’ Liat Towers Branch
Address: 541 Orchard Rd #01-10A, Liat Towers; Singapore 238881
Operating Hours: Open 24/7
Website: Starbucks SG

Featured images courtesy of Starbucks.

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