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NYC Starbucks: 43rd & 8th

21 Jun

43rd and 8th Starbucks

The Starbucks on 43rd and 8th avenue is one I noticed for the first time last night on my jaunt through Time Square on my way back home. I passed the New York Times headquarters (very impressive!) and then spotted it.

So this morning on my way to work I figured why not see what this Starbucks has to offer… unfortunately, it’s not much.

The Starbucks was extremely crowded for 8am. Yes, I expect there to be a long line of New Yorkers seeking their morning fix. I expect people coming and going (and pushing) at rapid speeds. But this location — so close to Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal — is filled with sight-seers and tourists filled with excitement and ready to start their day of NYC exploration. No available seats (not that this Starbucks had much to offer) and just one restroom, which I was actually surprised to see any at all. Oh, and did I mention the construction covering the exterior?

The one good thing about this Starbucks: location, location, location… at least if you’re looking for the bright lights of the big city.

The Good:

The Location… Just off Time Square and across the street from the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

The Bad:

The Size… Very, very small.

The Seating… One row of seating by the window and one table-for-two.

The Crowd… A full wrap-around line and all seats taken.

Restroom… Just the one.

Barista Friendliness:

3cups

Drink of Choice: 

Venti Iced Coffee

3cups

Overall Starbucks Rating:

A small, crowded Midtown Starbucks.

1cup

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One Response to “NYC Starbucks: 43rd & 8th”

  1. abraham pine September 17, 2013 at 11:26 AM #

    i used to work for starbucks as a barista, on 43rd st and 8th ave, i quit one day w/o giving notice.my name is abraham pine, i am sorry, i hope starbucks can forgive me, i made a mistake.let me know what i can do for an amends.

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