NYC Starbucks: 43rd & Broadway

17 Apr


Today my Starbucks adventure took me back to one of the many Time Square locations.

Unfortunately, this one does not have much to brag about — in fact, it doesn’t have much at all. Literally, this Starbucks is nothing but a small room with a barista bar, milk station, and a swiveling line. No tables, no chairs, no restroom. Just coffee, tea, and baked goods. There were literally people sitting on the window sills. 

I’ll say one thing about Starbucks like this — they’re kind of a necessity. They’re not glamorous. They’re not meant for lingering. But without them, the nicer & larger Starbucks that are close by would be frequented by even more people. They’re both a blessing and a curse. 

The Good:

The Location… Time Square, the center of it all.

The Bad:

The Seating… No seating.

The Crowd… Overcrowded and filled with tourists.

The Restroom… None.

Barista Friendliness:

Although it was crowded, they took the time to write my name on the cup and volunteered to add milk.


Drink of Choice: 

Venti Iced Coffee… this time w/ sugar-free hazelnut.


Overall Starbucks Rating:

Come for coffee — you won’t find much else.



One Response to “NYC Starbucks: 43rd & Broadway”


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