There is something special about the Starbucks on 28th and Lexington.
I couldn’t quite put my finger on it at first, but I’ve chocked it all up to the ‘newness’ of this location. This is another of the recently added NYC Starbucks locations that are popping up in 2013. And this one is definitely the best one that I’ve seen so far.
It’s not the biggest, not the least crowded and not in the best neighborhood. But it is indeed one of the best. All in all, its design and style are what give it so much character. The interior is shaped like perfect square with a minimally invasive barista bar and a cooler built into one of the walls. The rest is all seating — seating as varied as the colors of the rainbow. There are padded sofas, raised communal tables, tables-for-two, coffee tables (duh!) and even tables with wheelchair access. There are even two trendy looking benches built into the exterior walls of the Starbucks.
In other news, the Treat Receipt has officially returned to Starbucks as of today, and they will be offering them until August 18th. Hurray! So, I definitely don’t need another reason to follow up my morning cup of coffee with an afternoon iced beverage, but it sure does save some cash.
The Decor… Four different shades of wood throughout the store with black and white vintage themed pictures on the wall.
The Seating… Tons of seating stuffed (but not crammed) into this average sized Starbucks.
The Location… In the residential Kips Bay neighborhood and close to the 6-train.
The Cleanliness… Super, super clean Starbucks.
The Restroom… Just the one.
Friendly, social and efficient.
Drink of Choice:
Grande Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte… Love those Treat Receipts!
Overall Starbucks Rating:
So far the best of the Starbucks stores added this year.