I wish I worked in an office building big enough to justify a Starbucks in the lobby. Instead of my caffeine addiction causing me to be late for work (occasionally), I could simply run by my the inter-office Starbucks just before. Assuredly they’d know me and probably have my drink rang up before I could even say something. At least that’s the dream. In the meantime, I’ll have to settle for my old creaky elevators and visiting other office Starbucks. Like the one at 335 Madison…
I labeled this location the Starbucks on 43rd & Madison, but from standing on that cross-street you would never know there was a Starbucks inside the towering office building at 335 Madison. You would see the one across the street and probably go there instead. I almost did just that. Then I called this Starbucks’ number (thank Starbucks app!) and found out this Starbucks is deep inside the building. Essentially, unless you work here or are actively seeking this location, you’d never find it.
At first I thought this was a disadvantage to this Starbucks. But after sitting here a while, I began to reconsider. There’s no tourists. No families. No crowds of teenagers or random homeless people. There’s just business men and a few other scattered people who come here for a calm environment. I even saw an interview take place at the table across from me.
Now I feel like I’ve been let in on a secret. This is New York City’s hidden Starbucks, and I just thought you should know.
The Location… Not only is it conveniently located in Midtown between Bryant Park and Grand Central Terminal, but it’s also hidden inside an office building.
The Crowd… Only a moderate crowd… apparently only those in the know.
The Seating… It has a slightly elevated seating area and more Starbucks seats available in the main lobby of the building
The Hours… Closes at 6pm on weekdays and closed all weekend.
The Restroom… None in the Starbucks.
Drink of Choice:
Grande Iced Coffee
Overall Starbucks Rating:
A Starbucks hidden in the depths of 335 Madison.