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Two Little Red Hens

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1652 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10028
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
Best Cheese Cake Ever

The best cheese cake ever! I didn't have any expectation at first but end up fall in love with the whole thing.. Try the apple pie too, super delish!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nine W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best cheese cake ever! I didn't have any expectation at first but end up fall in love with the whole thing.. Try the apple pie too, super delish!

Thank Nine W
Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its all about the cake. My wife remembers a bakery named Ebingers that has long since been closed. She heard that Two Little Red Hens makes a cake similar to the Ebingers' blackout cake. Two Little Red Hens calls it the Brooklyn Blackout Cake so the next time that we were in NYC, we headed directly over to Two Little... More 

1 Thank Kenmar5
Ware, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in October 2015 while visiting family that live in the area. I bought delicious chocolate cupcakes and cranberry scones. Both were perfect and fabulous. Can't wait to go back for more!

1 Thank babs092
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How such a small place can pack such an astounding amount of sugary goodness is beyond human comprehension! I tasted (read: devoured) their chocolate fudge cake (or was it the Brooklyn Blackout Cake? I am not sure as it was custom made for the occasion) at a friend's birthday and couldn't stop raving about it (or eating it!) I also... More 

1 Thank M B
Daphne, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

First time in and had a Boston creme cupcake ... Yummy! If you love the custard creme there is plenty.

1 Thank Jonette S
Lawrence, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

ok. so cupcakes? yes. get em all. cheesecakes? with cherry on top, or pumpkin. other stuff? try it all haha. but cheesecakes and cupcakes are the greatest (carrot cakes too haha) overall, i highly recommend. not cheap, but worth it. and not really a sit down spot...takr a dozen cupcakes to go and chill with friends

1 Thank A K
Cremona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Very good cheese cake (not excellent though) and beautiful small shop. Two cappuccini and 2 slices of cake with taxes almost 17 $....a bit too much for me, sorry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

If you are going to the MET definitely trail up to 86th to try an assortment of mini cupcakes and favors that will melt in your mouth. Our favorite was the peanut butter chip so we also ordered a normal size one and had 5 minis. They were AMAZING! The store is small with limited seating space but you can... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Really liked the food, we were there for a quick breakfast. Place is small and nice. We suggest it to start the day in a good way. Muffin and carrot cake was our choice. The waiter is nice with people. A bit expensive.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

If you are in New York and have a spare hour or so, I would definitely recommend making a trip to two little red hens. We decided to try it after reading the reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointed. Lovely little place; wonderful New York cheesecake, plus the carrot cupcake was fab too! Very small premises though and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1652 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10028
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-452-0547

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10


Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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