I was actually on my way to a different Starbucks in FiDi when I passed by the Starbucks on Murray and Church. I had to do a double-take to make sure I hadn’t already been to and rated this Starbucks before. Am I losing track of where I’ve been? Maybe… After all, I’ve been to over 170 Starbucks. Deja vu at this point is to be expected.
Once inside the Murray and Church Starbucks, I knew for sure I hadn’t seen this location before. On one of the seating area walls is a long framed picture that represents Lower Manhattan (pictured above). I’ve seen a few similar pictures at Starbucks throughout the city, but this one was definitely unique.
This Starbucks is definitely a good size and is well equipped with seating. The restroom line was much longer than the coffee line, and I had no problem finding a seat at the communal table. Unfortunately, the WiFi was atrocious. At first I thought it was down, but after 10-minutes of playing around with it, my computer finally connected. Still… the connection was so slow I didn’t stay online for more than five minutes before giving up.
The Location… Great location! In TriBeCa/FiDi and right on top of the A/C/E, 2/3 station.
The Size… It’s a corner store with a spacious lobby.
The Crowd… Virtually no line and a good amount of open seats, perhaps because it’s technically in TriBeCa.
The WiFi… Slowest WiFi connection so far… Literally it took 10 minutes to connect (my iPhone couldn’t connect at all)… and then it took 1-2 minutes just to load Google.
The Restroom… Just the one.
Drink of Choice:
Grande Blonde… Since the temperature has dropped this has been my drink of choice.
Overall Starbucks Rating:
A large TriBeCa Starbucks with some WiFi issues.