What can I say? When I see the opportunity to hit up two Starbucks in one day, I just can’t help myself. Besides, the Starbucks on 93rd & Broadway is mere yards from the Starbucks on 95th street. And I’m rarely on the Upper West Side so I figured two birds, one stone. Or should I say: two blogs, one day.
After visiting both of these UWS Starbucks, here’s my concluding advice: If you find yourself in the area, definitely visit the Starbucks on 93rd & Broadway over the one on 95th. Not only is it bigger, but it offers much more seating. It actually has two large seating areas and still is much less cramped than its sister store to the north. The seating is also more personal — tables-for-two instead of communal seating.
But the lines at both stores are equally sized. So I guess what I should say is that if you’re looking for a cup of Joe on the go, pick your poison. But if you’re looking to stay awhile, this Starbucks is your best bet.
The Location… Just south of the 1/2/3 trains on Broadway in the Upper West Side.
The Seating… Tons more than the Starbucks two blocks up the road. Including a long extended ledge that you can sit cross-legged on.
The Size… At first I thought it was small, but then I noticed it was actually U-shaped with another seating area in the back.
The Crowd… Very crowded and for a good reason. This Starbucks can fit a lot of people.
The Restroom… Just the one.
Drink of Choice:
Tall Tazo Refresh Tea… I drink this every time I feel myself coming down with a cold. Or when I’ve had too much coffee for one day.
Overall Starbucks Rating:
An Upper West Side Starbucks with a semi-hidden back room — not that kind!