I hate to start the month off with anything less than the best, but today’s Upper East Side Starbucks was anything but impressive.
This is the second location in a week that I have been unable to connect to WiFi. I thought it was an April Fool’s joke or something. Now I will admit that I have had previous encounters with this location and been able to access WiFi just fine. They were obviously having an issue today. Maybe that’s why it was pretty vacant when usually it contains quite the crowd.
Still… in today’s age having a Starbucks without WiFi (even for a moment) is like living on the 10th floor without an elevator. You don’t need it, but you really really want it.
The Location… Right above the N/Q/R, 4/5/6 trains.
The Crowd… Lines weren’t too bad and there were plenty of empty seats.
The Size… A pretty small location, with a giant column in the center taking up a lot of space.
The WiFi… It was down. It happens.
Restroom… Just the one.
They were friendly and apologetic for the WiFi issues.
Drink of Choice:
Venti Hot Coffee
Overall Starbucks Rating:
As far as the Upper East Side goes, there are plenty of other locations worth going to.