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Magnolia Bakery

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1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY
212-767-1123
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yammi

Nice Cheese Cake and cupcakes. The store is quite small and very crowded, but it is definitely worth it to wait for this little peace of heaven :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
MaryKay86
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  • Delivery
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The customer service experience was so good that I wrote down the names of my servers so I could thank them in this review. I walked into the store frowning and I walked out laughing. It was definitely a New York experience that I'll remember fondly. Terrique and Amonte: keep on being awesome. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Snacks in Rockefeller Plaza. We went to this place 3 times in 2 days. The cheesecake is excellent. Sometimes the line is long but worth it. The cake and cupcakes are above average.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Nice Cheese Cake and cupcakes. The store is quite small and very crowded, but it is definitely worth it to wait for this little peace of heaven :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Great selection of treats:pies, cookies, cupcakes, cakes... The line up is crazy for this tiny place, people are all over the place asking questions, trying to order, receive and pay for the goodies. Apparently, people go crazy for the banana pie, which was being announced repeatedly as sold out for the day. So we got the banana cream pie, which... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My friend took me here while in NYC as she was a Sex in the City fan. I had no pre-conceived ideas but I was pleasantly surprised. It was very busy but we were served quickly and the cupcakes we got were very good. Yes expensive but worth it for a treat.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Must have banana pudding. It's a great breakfast, lunch or supper treat. Very, very yummy. It's a bit pricy but food is awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very small bakery but well worth a stop! The counter help is a great group of staff. No matter how crazy busy they are, they are very polite. I like to quick stop here for my tea and cupcake on my way to Rockefeller Center.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had been at this Bakery and the only thing that we had that was worth it was the red velvet cheesecake. We bought other desert but it was not that tasty. The service was terrible, the place is not organized - and as you dont know what they are offering, you have to ask all the time to the... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very convenient location-close to Radio City Music Hall and all the shopping. The place was packed and out the door when I visited which increased my expectations. I purchased cupcakes which were just average and not worth the price. I think I made the wrong choice based on how many people were there and should have tried the cakes or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Found this place by accident just before closing, just few thins left. We go a red velvet cupcake and a fudge brownie. Surprisingly delicious...if you have a sweet tooth you should check this place out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-767-1123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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