Just a stone’s throw away from Macy’s Herald Square — in the thick of Penn Station traffic — is a the small Starbucks at the base of the towering skyscraper of 1 Penn Plaza. It’s semi-removed from the street and a few yards from the exterior plaza on the corner of 8th avenue. Technically, this Starbucks is neither on 7th or 8th ave, but I eye-balled it closer to 8th.
Although this Starbucks looks like it has the potential to be quite sizable from the outside — with its long window paneled exterior — it’s really just a trick of the eye. This Starbucks is another small shallow shotgun style store. There’s a few stools lining the glass walls and an entrance into the office space of 1 Penn Plaza, but that’s nearly it. No restroom, no distinct seating area, and no need to hang around for longer than you need to.
The Location… Just north of Penn Station and just west of Macy’s. Near the 1/2/3 and A/C/E trains.
The Size… A very long, shallow Starbucks. Honestly, it’s mostly windows.
The Seating… Just a few backless high stools pulled up to the windows.
The Restroom… None.
Drink of Choice:
Grande Iced Coffee.
Overall Starbucks Rating:
The slim, slender Starbucks at 1 Penn Plaza.