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Magnolia Bakery

1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY
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Ranked #900 of 11,646 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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Madison, Wisconsin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Buy some great cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery and head across the street for some shade to eat them. The chocolate cupcakes were particularly scrumptious.

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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My friend and I stopped in for a quick on the run pastry for breakfast while sightseeing on a Saturday morning. I made it a priority to stop in to a Magnolia Bakery after seeing the amazing pastries on "Sex and the City." The woman behind the counter looked like she hated her job and was less than enthusiastic when... More

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Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

every time we've had a dessert here - its soooo delicious. we had them deliver a cupcake tree to for our wedding dinner to a local restaurant and it was also perfectly done too...highly recommend magnolia bakery. there's a reason why you can barely fit into their location on avenue of americas, you can usually catch them making/icing a fancy... More

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Pelzer, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Enjoyed Magnolia Bakery twice on our visit. Breakfast muffin one morning (apple and walnut)---delicious! Also enjoyed the banana pudding one afternoon.

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Marathon, WI
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50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were waiting at the Today Show for a performer so we scooted over to Magnolia Bakery to get a coffee and treat for breakfast! The bakery is really quaint and shabby chic vintage inside! So many yummy options to choose from! My sister had a blueberry dessert that was really messy but really tasty! I had a blueberry crumble... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Loved the cupcakes, maybe a little too much icing for the amount of cake. The cheesecake was delicious. This bakery is busy but it is how I would picture a New York Bakery. Lived up to its reputation.

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Tucson, Arizona
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32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I was dragged into this place because my friends had been there twice before saying that they had some of the best cupcakes, and other sweets. I went in there, and I just wanted to buy everything ! All of it looked so good ! They have fresh pies, and a bunch of cupcakes, and I also recommend the magic... More

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Wenatchee, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were so excited to go back to Magnolia bakery because we loved it so much last time we went, but this time we were so disappointed. The cupcake was ok but not great and the employees were frosting the cupcakes in street clothes. No aprons , shirts or hats. I know locals go there but I am guessing more... More

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israel
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11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Everybody talks about their cupcakes, so I took three flavores (chocolate, vanilla and red velvet) to try but my cousin recommended me about the banana pudding, and O-M-G! It was amazing! I think this was the most amazing thing I ever ate! However, the cupcakes were disappointing, too much sugar, we didn't like them at all! They are the reason... More

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High Point, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

have had better cupcakes back home, and believe me, not from anywhere special. the cupcakes were a little better than average- really just an icing delivery vehicle. not much of a selection at 7pm. service was very friendly. very clean establishment. convenient to rockerfeller center area.

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