I was standing at the corner of Liberty and Nassau looking left and right, thinking to myself, Where is the hell is this Starbucks? One thing I’ve learned about the Starbucks App is just because it says there is a Starbucks on a certain street corner, does not mean it is actually there or easy to find. Convinced this Starbucks must be hidden inside one of the lobbies of the towering skyscrapers, I looked down in frustration… which is when I spotted the familiar Starbucks siren in a narrow window no higher than my waist.
This Starbucks is practically underground when looking at it from Liberty Street; however, as you walk around the corner onto Nassau, the sidewalk slops and you can enter the building at street level.
Already impressed by its unique street corner positioning, I walked in expecting greatness and was not disappointed. No, it’s not the largest or most accommodating. But it has class. The wall mural (depicted above) is distinctive to the Financial District. The communal table has that consists of real wood two-by-fours and has that hand-crafted look. It was clean, not crowded and had a good vibe that makes my think I’d be quite productive working out of this location.
All in all, this is my favorite Starbucks in FiDi. So far…
The Location… Surrounded by transportation in FiDi… 2/3, 4/5, J and N/R.
The Seating… A large, natural wood communal table, window seats and tables for two lining one wall.
The Crowd… Plenty of open seats with no after-work rush.
The Decor… From the wall mural to the seating arrangements this Starbucks is one classy place. The fact that it’s half underground is also really cool.
The Hours… It closes at 8pm on weekdays and is closed completely on weekends.
The Restroom… Just the one.
Drink of Choice:
Grande Iced Coffee.
Overall Starbucks Rating:
The classiest Starbucks in FiDi so far.