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NYC Starbucks: 51st & Park

22 Oct

51st and Park Starbucks

Yesterday I ended my Starbucks streak for the month of October and took a break from blogging. I visited 22 Starbucks in the first 20 days of the month. So clearly, I am ahead of the curve of my 20 Starbucks a month goal. Now, the Starbucks on 51st and Park makes 23.

Specifically, this Starbucks is located between Park and Madison inside a small courtyard to an office building. Actually, that’s really all there is around here: office buildings and quick service restaurants. And a few hours after the busy men and women of New York grab their Chipotles, Just Salads and Pret A Mangers, they inevitably need a 3pm pick-me-up. Hence the Starbucks.

Although this Starbucks has a small interior and a heavy flow of nine-to-fivers, its courtyard and outdoor seating almost make up for it. There’s even a water fixture just outside its doors where pidgins — okay, just one right now — bathe.

The courtyard is very cute. But it is lacking one thing: patio umbrellas or an awning. And now it’s starting to rain. Until next time!

The Good:

The Location… Between the 6 and the E/M in Midtown and near a lot of quick-service restaurants.

The Seating… A row of window seating inside and several chairs outside in the courtyard.

The Bad:

The Crowd… A long line and all the inside seating taken. Thank God for the outdoor seating.

The Restroom… Just one.

Barista Friendliness:

3cups

Drink of Choice: 

Grande Iced Coffee.

3cups

Overall Starbucks Rating:

A busy Midtown Starbucks with a patch of outdoor seating.

3cups

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