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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
oh so sweet

I come here every time i'm in the city. It's a small shop but very charming. One line for drinks, the other for treats. the cookies ae amazing but theyre known for their cupcakes. try them you wont regret it. I'm a fan of the vanilla w choc frosting but i've had others and theyre all good. the shop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cumming, Georgia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped in for dessert. Was happy to see it was still open after seeing it earlier in the day-I really couldn't stop thinking about those delicious looking cupcakes. Wow. Had the caramel cupcake-the daily special and the chocolate chunk caramel salted cookie. Holy sugar rush! Totally worth it.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favorite destinations during an evening walk for a sweet treat. The banana pudding is the best, but there are lots of great cakes, cupcakes and desserts to chose from.

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Ft Lauderdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I come here every time i'm in the city. It's a small shop but very charming. One line for drinks, the other for treats. the cookies ae amazing but theyre known for their cupcakes. try them you wont regret it. I'm a fan of the vanilla w choc frosting but i've had others and theyre all good. the shop is... More 

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Thank mma04c
scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hummingbird cake - absolutely divine ! Too many cakes to choose from which meant we had to visit twice. On both occasions the queues were quite substantial but we were served surprisingly quickly. Nice touch to see some of the cakes being iced in the window.

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Sallins
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

OMDG - All I can say is Banana pudding - you simply must try the banana pudding - I was a sceptic but now I believe. Everything else is outrageously good but the pudding is stand alone amazing.

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Queensland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Magnolias Bakery! It's full of glorious delicious treaty treats for you to gorge on! We have never been disappointed with our cupcakes and cheesecakes from Magnolias!

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the red velvet cheesecake at every location of Magnolia. This particular visit our cupcakes were a little more dry than normal, and by the next day they were very dry and the cake part was almost inedible. The icing is the best part of these cupcakes anyway. I also had a hummingbird cupcake from them for the first... More 

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Thank lilliedale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The vanilla bean cheesecake is pretty awesome!! We even went back for an other the next day (i prefer the cheesecake without the whipped cream on top) i wish i could have bring home some.

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Thank Meggie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was skeptical of how good Magnolia cakes could be. The carrot cake converted me: absolutely delicious, especially the cream cheese icing

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Pilsach, Germany
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a few cupcakes and I recommend everyone the red velvet. It's absolutely delicious. The crew is very nice and you can watch them create all those really good things.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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