It’s funny how I just keep stumbling upon unseen Starbucks day after day. Just when I think I’ve visited all the locations in a neighborhood, I find another. This one sits in the shadow of the Empire State Building on the corner of 29th and 5th Avenue. It straddles NoMad and Rose Hill on the avenue known for its expensive retailers and prestigious shops.
Inside the Starbucks, the crowd is pretty muted. The drink line was short; the seats were only half taken; and most of the patrons are plugged into laptops or iPads. Perhaps, the crowd is less dense than most because there is no public restroom to keep people here for extended periods of time. And I never get tired of watching people walk in then quickly walk out after they realize this public restroom is nothing but a mirage.
If this Starbucks was a little bigger (with a little more seating), it may make for the perfect cafe to spend some quality time in.
The Location… Between Herald Square and Madison Square Park and close to the N/R and 6 trains.
The Power Outlets… Each seat practically comes with one.
The Seating… One row of barstools up against a wall and one long sofa with two tables attached.
The Size… If it were a coffee cup, it’d be a tall.
The Restroom… None for public use.
Drink of Choice:
Grande Iced Coffee
Overall Starbucks Rating:
One Starbucks straddling NoMad and Rose Hill.