I feel bad for the Starbucks on 56th and 6th. Apparently it is the exact perfect distance between Central Park and all the other tourist attractions on 6th avenue to make it the ultimate tourist trap.
It’s not too small and it doesn’t really lack for seating, but — oh my — it is crowded. This is the kind of Starbucks that doesn’t get a moment of rest from sun rise to well after sun sets. Luckily there are two doors to keep the flow moving and no restroom so that there aren’t any additional crowds. That’s actually the first time that I’ve found a lack of a restroom to benefit a Starbucks, but really, this one just couldn’t support one.
I’d say grab a drink to go, unless you’re lucky enough to find a seat.
The Design… The seating is far enough away from the barista bar and there are two doors to keep the crowd from bottlenecking.
The Crowd… All seats taken and plenty of people standing around.
The Seating… Not nearly enough to combat this touristy crowd.
The Restroom… None.
Drink of Choice:
Grande Iced 1/2 Green 1/2 Passion Tea
Overall Starbucks Rating:
The typical bustling Midtown Starbucks.