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Magnolia Bakery

1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY
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Ranked #907 of 11,642 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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Adelaide, Australia
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168 reviews 168 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Great coffee and what a choice of delectable goodies. A range of cakes too many to name and all delicious. Just try as many as you want.

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Only ordered the red velvet cupcake but it was so tasty! Massive selection of sweets and very friendly service. Very well priced for somewhere so popular, but make sure to get there early to avoid the queues. Close to everything so do yourself a favour, get a cupcake or six.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Magnolia Bakery is the perfect place to stop in for a quick sweet snack and coffee. I'm a baker and this is one of my favorite bakeries to visit. The cupcakes are fresh and moist. The cake selections are always perfect for the seasons. Some of my favorite things to get there are the signature banana pudding (the best you... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

THE BEST banana pudding I've ever had!. There are several locations in NYC, often packed yet WORTH THE WAIT! I made a mistake ordering the medium size cup, I should've gotten the large one!!! :)

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Tasmania, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I went here with a friend, she had tried the banana pudding once already and wanted to get it again because she loved it so much. I had the vanilla bean cheesecake and it was absolutely delicious, I really enjoyed it. The staff were really lovely as well.

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Natick
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The banana pudding is SO good I am contemplating moving to NYC!! It is always busy, but the line does move quickly and it is worth the wait.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I stopped here to have a snack as I heard they had great cupcakes. This was a pleasant little bakery, especially after having just been disappointed by "The Cake Boss a few blocks away". I had a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting. The cupcake was mousy and tasty, although the top was a trifle hard. The frosting was... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I had a delicious apple, walnut, and cranberry muffin. It was full of big apple chunks. However, it could have had more cranberries in it. I really enjoyed the bakery though. My friend got a regular chocolate cupcake with butter cream frosting. She said it was your basic cupcake.

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Reno, NV
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Do NOT miss the Magic Bar ice cream sandwich. Forget about your cupcakes and pudding and give this special creation the attention it deserves. The combination of graham cracker crust layered with toasted coconut and chocolate chunks is nearly perfection. The lines are ridiculous and the foreigners don't make it any easier as they can't read the clearly labeled signs... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Completely crowded at 9PM on Saturday night. It is famous for banana pudding, and there was none. Suggest a management to assure demand is met. Prices high and very confusing process to pay.

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