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 Location… Just off Time Square and across the street from the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
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.
Drink of Choice:
Venti Iced Coffee
Overall Starbucks Rating:
A small, crowded Midtown Starbucks.