Somewhere between Kips Bay, NoMad, Rose Hill and Gramercy exists the stylish Starbucks on 24th and Lexington.
Although currently covered up with construction piping, once inside, you’ll find this Starbucks has a certain aesthetic that’s both bright and clean. No, it’s not a big Starbucks. Nor is it in the most convenient location. But it was well thought-out and executed.
This Starbucks has two items that are unique to this location — from what I have seen so far, anyway. First is this split level communal table made out of sanded maple wood. It almost looks like a carpenter’s workstation and can sit 8-10 patrons easily. I’d also like to draw attention to the mural you see pictured above. It’s totally NYC in the fall, which is very appropriate since summer is slipping away.
Speaking of — I’m going to go out and enjoy this warm weather while I still have time.
The Design… An all-glass front, maple wood accents, a unique multi-level communal table and neat wall mural.
The Crowd… Hardly a line and plenty of open seats — barstools, but still.
The Size… Design is one thing, but at the end of the day the Starbucks has to have space.
Restroom… Just the one.
Drink of Choice:
Grande Iced Green Tea
Overall Starbucks Rating:
A well-designed and aesthetically pleasing Kips Bay Starbucks.