Last NYC post, promise! Well, until the next trip.
Not a lot of people know about this, but inside Ralph Lauren store on 5th Avenue, there's a coffee shop inside the huge store. And you can smell it as you walk in, just didn't know why you smell coffee in a fancy clothing store.
I got a cafe latte. Nothing fancy. The price is very close to what you would pay at Starbucks. Plus you get a view. They have a window sitting area for the cafe.
Even the sugar packs and the coffee sleeves have their spiffy logo. It's an experience, and doesn't cost much. Unless you buy a polo or two while you're there. They also sell tote bag, t shirts, bear, cap, and their roast. I will tell you this... if you have to ask how much they cost, you may not be able to afford it (or want to pay that price). I asked for the price of the barista bear, the guy told me he's pretty sure it's $100. You know, I can find another souvenir.
The coffee shop itself can be quite intimidating. First, you have to walk past the shop on the first floor. Every sales person and manager looks like a model off the runway. You walk up the stairs, and by the window, you see the seating area for the coffee shop. It has a very retro diner feel to it. Of course, it's nothing retro or diner about the place. Even those barista has a very tidy uniforms like the sales people on the floor. They, too, can be the next models on the runway, except they were getting my coffee.
inside Ralph Lauren on 5th Ave
711 5th Ave
New York, NY