The Starbucks on 14th & 6th straddles the West Village to the south and Chelsea to the northeast. Although these are two of my favorite neighborhoods in the city, neither this block nor this location takes on any of their admirable characteristics.
This isn’t a “bad” location by any means — it’s just crowded and condensed. Besides the fact that 14th street brings a lot of pedestrian traffic, it’s also right off of the F/M trains. Fortunately, this location is just a 10 minute walk from several great attractions, including: the Chelsea Market, Union Square, Washington Square Park, and the Meatpacking District.
One notable characteristic is that the restroom is slightly hidden. There’s no signage for it, and it’s behind a door with a keypad-handle. It opens right up to reveal a small hallway with the typical gender-neutral restroom at the other end. Unless you’re curious-by-nature or inquisitive, you may miss it entirely.
The Location… Far from nothing and close to everything.
The Seating… A large group table, window seating, and a cushioned couch with intimate tables.
The Crowd… Lots of people filling all that seating.
Restroom… Just one for both Men & Women.
Drink of Choice:
Venti Iced Coffee… Sometimes an iced coffee hits the spot like no other.
Overall Starbucks Rating:
On the boarder of two great neighborhoods.