NYC Starbucks: 53rd & 6th SWC

4 Jul

53rd and 6th SWC Starbucks

I’m sitting at Starbucks and starring out the window at another Starbucks across the street. Only in New York. Happy 4th of July everyone!

This Starbucks is on the south-west corner of 53rd and 6th avenue. And if I look just beyond the Venus de Milo statue (beautiful, btw) I see the other Starbucks on the north-east corner of the same cross street. It looks to be attached to the Museum of Modern Art, and I look forward to venturing over there someday soon to see how it compares to this one.

This Starbucks is not one I’d recommend for someone looking for a sit down experience at a cafe. Not only is it small (although well lit), but it’s very, very crowded. A lot of tourists are taking breaks from their NYC adventures here so the lines are long and most seats are taken. Contributing to the length of the lines are entire families, language barriers, and a barista staff that seems to move in slow-motion. I can’t really blame them, though. It’s the 4th of July, and I know how it feels to work on a day were everyone else is having a BBQ.

God bless America, and God bless Starbucks.

The Good:

The Location… Across from the Museum of Modern Art, CBS HQ and just north of Rockefeller Center and the B/D/F/M trains.

The Lighting… Very tall paneled walls make this a bright and sun filled Starbucks.

The Bad:

The Size… Small and crowded with limited seating off to one side.

The Crowd… Lines for the restroom, lines to order, and a huge crowd waiting on drinks.

The Restroom… One with quite the line.

Barista Friendliness:

Honestly, they were just extremely slow.


Drink of Choice: 

The new Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea… Probably the perfect Fourth of July drink. Sweet but not too sweet and the peach doesn’t overpower the tea.


Overall Starbucks Rating:

A crowded and touristy Midtown Starbucks.



One Response to “NYC Starbucks: 53rd & 6th SWC”


  1. NYC Starbucks: 53rd & 6th (NEC) | Starbucks and the City - July 6, 2013

    […] this week I was visiting the Starbucks on the southwest corner of 53rd and 6th avenue when I discovered another Starbucks directly across […]

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