Starbucks Panama Unveils New Café in Casco Antiguo

Located in Panama City’s renowned historic district, the opening marks the 16th store in Panama and further underscores Starbucks commitment to job creation and growth in the market.

Panama City – Starbucks Panama – managed by licensed retail operator Caribbean Coffee Traders Limited – today announced the arrival of the company’s first café in the historic district of Casco Antiguo, a renowned tourist destination recognized as a UNESCO World heritage site. The café is located in Casco Antiguo’s Plaza Herrara in the heart of the San Felipe neighborhood.

"We are very proud to open our doors in one of Panama City’s most culturally significant sites with a stunning store that honors the history, coffee heritage, and natural beauty of Panama,” said Sofia Moreno, Country Manager at Starbucks Panama. “We look forward to welcoming Panamanian customers to this special Casco Antiguo store to enjoy the Starbucks Experience with their family, friends, and coworkers.”

Across the globe, Starbucks designs its stores to foster the human connection that can be made over a cup of coffee and to reflect the international communities the company serves. The new Casco Antiguo café features a one-of-a-kind design, thoughtfully created to honor the UNESCO World Heritage site status of the neighborhood. The original architectural elements, such as the stonework and traditional tiles, have been meticulously preserved, resulting in a stunning store that exudes local significance and historical charm. Great care has been taken to maintain the authenticity of the materials and construction, with any additional elements locally sourced. The result is a truly captivating space that seamlessly blends the past with the present, inviting visitors to experience the rich cultural heritage of the area.

The store also showcases a mural made by local artist Maria Camila Bernal (pseudonym Remedios) who describes it as a “sunset in the tropics.” Inspired by the vibrant Panamanian summer skies and the warm afternoons, the mural features captivating shades of pink that reflect the beauty of the surroundings. The green and gold tones symbolize the lush jungles and the enchantment of coffee farms, creating a unique connection that captures the essence of this magical experience.

The space is designed to act as a Third Place to Panamanian customers by providing a warm and welcoming gathering spot where all can enjoy high-quality arabica coffee from Latin America and around the world, handcrafted by passionate baristas.

Since entering Panama in 2015 with its first store in Panama City, Starbucks remains committed to its Panamanian customers. This new location marks the 16th store in the market, with more than 140 Starbucks Panama partners (employees) proudly wearing the green apron.

The new store, located at Corregimiento de San Felipe, Calle Ave. a y Calle 9 , Plaza Herrera, Casco Antiguo, will operate Monday through Sunday from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.