NYC Starbucks: Maiden & Pearl

15 Oct

Maiden and Pearl Starbucks

Today I intended to pay a visit to the Starbucks located within the New York Stock Exchange. Unfortunately, when I arrived on Wall Street, something dawned on me that I should have probably suspected long ago… they don’t just let anyone in the NYSE. Sure enough, I discovered that the entire building is fenced off and can be accessed only through security gates. So obviously, I’m going to have to think this one through and plan how I will be able to infiltrate the NYSE.

In the meantime, I took a short walk over to the Starbucks on the corner of Maiden Lane and Pearl Street. I must admit I love the combination of these street names. Together they almost sound like the title of a fairytale: The Maiden and the Pearl. I’d read it!

Sadly, this Starbucks is far from a fairytale and is more messy than magical. It’s small, crowded, and a helpless victim to the hundreds of business men and women currently suffering from that 2:30 feeling. In-fact, this Starbucks only saving grace is the unique decor — specifically the hanging wall photo pictured above. 

The Good:

The Decor… Dark grey walls, one of those glossy black brick walls, and a large framed photo that represents Starbucks coffee regions.

The Bad:

The Crowd… Heavily crowded. The kind of Starbucks you enter and then debate whether you have time for it.

The Seating… A small bar against the window that fits four and a few tables-for-two against one wall.

The Hours… Open until 8pm on weekdays and 7pm on weekends.

The Restroom… Just one.

Barista Friendliness:


Drink of Choice: 

Grande Iced Coffee… Hopefully I’ll drink the whole thing this time.


Overall Starbucks Rating:

A small and crowded FiDi Starbucks.



One Response to “NYC Starbucks: Maiden & Pearl”

  1. Jenn Dylan October 16, 2013 at 2:49 AM #

    probably not the best place to stumble across after telling myself to stop drinking coffee. . .. loving what you’re doing though // very jealous looks fun

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