Coffee Shop · Upper East Side
1491 Lexington Ave (at E 96th St), New York, NY 10029, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 5:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

96th & Lexington Ave


Based on 277 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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    Kelly ann M.
    "Love there cafe mocha and the staff is always friendly and fast."(5 Tips)
    Kelvin C.
    "First i ordered a mocha cookie crumble frap."(2 Tips)
    Liana C.
    "Very nice customer service and free wifi!"(3 Tips)
    Charisse R.
    "Good Hot Chocolate as usual"(3 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • lattes
  • frappuccinos
  • tea
  • free Wifi
  • pumpkin spice
  • breakfast food
  • cookies
  • friendly staff
  • caramel
  • hazelnut
  • crowded
  • park
  • milk
  • fruit
  • classes
  • Carlos F M.

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  • New York D.

    Nice benches and ambiance.

    New York Dog Nanny · August 19
  • Vivian V.

    Took me 30 min to get my cold brew.... 😑

    Vivian Vo · August 15
  • Arthur♡♡♡

    Starbucks is known for its wonderful coffee, and lattes

    Arthur♡♡♡ · May 10
  • Liana C.

    Very nice customer service and free wifi!

    Liana Casciani · March 2
  • Michelle K.

    This is a nice location because it's right near a subway station. Whenever I have classes at the campus school (94th & park), I come here before class and treat myself.

    Michelle Kim · February 26
  • Delia H.

    Love the layout! All Starbucks have either stay & sit or quick & go vibes. This is definitely stay, sit & chill.

    Delia Hernandez · January 16
  • Yaseen R.

    Your usual Starbucks: great hot and cold milky coffee.

    Yaseen Rocca · November 13, 2014
  • L B.

    Slow service love the caramel latte

    L Brady · November 5, 2014
  • Christian T.

    This location the service is very fishin in service coffee

    Christian Torres · October 18, 2014
  • Brittany M.

    Went to buy a chocolate croissant today and noticed about 6 flies in the food glass. They arent hard to miss saw them right away... kind of gross

    Brittany Martinelli · October 17, 2014
  • Guy L.

    I kinda/sorta like the feel of this one, but there are virtually no outlets😕..Like, why?

    Guy Lennox · September 11, 2014
  • Geraldine V.

    It just took me TWENTY MINUTES to get an iced coffee. They used to have nice employees. Now they are lazy and not too bright!! I was fed up and asked for money back.

    Geraldine Visco · June 28, 2014
  • Joanne K.

    Hazelnut ice coffee, light on the ice (so as not to dilute the flavor as it melts).

    Joanne Kim · June 2, 2014
  • Kelly ann M.

    Love there cafe mocha and the staff is always friendly and fast. Conveniently located...👍👍

    Kelly ann Mitchell · April 9, 2014
  • Elise L.

    Order of hazelnut pike please ☺️☕️

    Elise Lin · January 20, 2014
  • Jasmine B.

    Horrible customer service!

    Jasmine Barbosa · December 23, 2013
  • Hilary P.

    If you're looking for a Starbucks to camp out at, I'd look elsewhere. Pretty crowded and unreliable wifi

    Hilary Parker · December 6, 2013
  • Genna S.

    These are the best and nicest baristas in the whole world!!!!! No joke!!!!

    Genna S · December 4, 2013
  • Kevin B.

    Friendly and kind Starbucks service, but grab your morning coffee and head east on 96th. Sit in the park between Lex and 3rd Ave. Watch the trains, watch people, relax a bit with some great coffee.

    Kevin Borchers · November 18, 2013
  • Brian G.

    Really friendly baristas here!

    Brian Grogan Jr. · November 13, 2013
  • Melanie M.

    Best Starbucks in NYC. This is my favorite one.

    Melanie Miracolo · November 10, 2013
  • Genesis M.

    This place can get a little crazy in the morning. Double check your drink order before scurrying out the door so you don't end up with my tea and I have your Americano.

    Genesis M · October 11, 2013
  • Brenna M.

    Great Starbucks! Very friendly and helpful baristas. Good for hanging out, not great for working as there are not many outlets.

    Brenna McCarthy · September 10, 2013
  • Kelvin C.

    This SBUX is terrible. First i ordered a mocha cookie crumble frap. They are out of one ingredient. So I move to the next item. The caramel. They are out as well. Finally I moved to 3rd item on menu.

    Kelvin Chen · August 18, 2013
  • Lisa C.

    Wasn't given any caramel syrup with my frappachino. Rude.

    Lisa Curtin · August 8, 2013
  • Kimball

    Always a line but it moves fast, w/ speedy, courteous baristas

    Kimball · August 4, 2013
  • Hank S.

    Sassy black barista with the red glasses is a douche. He's one of the reasons I try to avoid this location.

    Hank Searfus · August 4, 2013
  • Geraldine V.

    Might be a good place to meet a husband if you come on a Sunday morning. So far, a little girl and infant kept staring and coming over to say hi while their divorced dads drank coffee.

    Geraldine Visco · August 4, 2013
  • Geraldine V.

    I love the staff here and the atmosphere SO un-Starbuckian -- the place used to be a fab old apothecary which sadly closed but this is a nice place to get coffee.

    Geraldine Visco · July 28, 2013
  • Geraldine V.

    This Starbucks is less annoying than most of them. Nice young staff, bigger space with windows. Used to be a fab old fashioned pharmacy.

    Geraldine Visco · June 15, 2013
  • Lucy M.

    Friendly staff great service!

    Lucy Mariel · June 11, 2013
  • Patrick P.

    Buy an over-priced mediocre tasting coffee product. You may have seen other such products at similar wallet-raping locations.

    Patrick P. · June 2, 2013
  • Christophe C.

    Frappucino Happy Hour y'all!

    Christophe Caballero · May 3, 2013
  • Dominic d.

    I think we know... It's not about the coffee. It's all about the wifi. Just keep your head down and your headphones on and you can surf to your heart's content without a purchase.

    Dominic del Principe · April 19, 2013
  • Raysa T.

    This place is always packed but very fast & nice staff!

    Raysa Toribio · April 15, 2013
  • Charisse R.

    Good Hot Chocolate as usual

    Charisse Roland · March 20, 2013
  • Paco C.

    The must have improved the service because it was fast!

    Paco Carreño-Galvez · February 10, 2013
  • Jamie M.

    The coffee here is great! I wish we had a place like this on the west side!

    Jamie Maloney · January 13, 2013
  • Logan F.

    The staff are very friendly and are always chatting with the regulars. Most neighborhood-y Starbucks I've been to.

    Logan Finlay · December 12, 2012
  • Cassius F.

    Best Starbucks

    Cassius Frésh · October 8, 2012
  • Kim C.

    Always. So. Slow.

    Kim Cohen · September 29, 2012
  • Alisha

    Super efficient service today

    Alisha · July 12, 2012
  • Astoriawinediva

    Love the Pikes Place Roast, smoooth. The little brown sugar tarts are like mini pop tarts but just a two bite size ..perfect for the waistline.

    Astoriawinediva · June 1, 2012
  • Laura D.

    Really nice baristas. I always forget im in NYC here

    Laura Donovan · May 26, 2012
  • Anahi D.

    Very nice staff, but don't come here if you're in a hurry.

    Anahi D · May 18, 2012
  • Kate C.

    Avoid the after school rush, it gets crazy!

    Kate Campbell · May 10, 2012
  • Steve M.

    Agree. Ver slow service. Prepare to wait.

    Steve Mann · May 6, 2012
  • chantal T.

    The lines r always long, but staff moves quick

    chantal Taylor · April 19, 2012
  • Derrick Y.

    There are two sets of outlets at each end of the bench along the wall.

    Derrick Yanford · April 5, 2012

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