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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: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Sex and The City...

Place has been very famous with the tv serial the sex and the city..Cup cakes and Magnolia Pudding must try. No place to sit ,just take something away with you and enjoy with the concert at just across the street usually take place afternoons by street bands..

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Went here for breakfast with my brother last December and we had such a wonderful time. The bakery is well located and has a very nice ambience inside. We had the red velvet cupcake and it tasted as good as it looked, absolutely delicious. We also tried the Apple Walnut and Cranberry muffin and the Double Fudge Brownie, and both... More 

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Kilsyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Cup cakes, cheese cakes, cake cakes! There are loads of flavours to choose from and the place is so busy you know that they are fresh. Watch out for the vanilla cheesecake which is magnificent, and a small tub of the banana pudding is a must - it's essentially banana, cake and cream all mushed up, sooooo good. Tip of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Place has been very famous with the tv serial the sex and the city..Cup cakes and Magnolia Pudding must try. No place to sit ,just take something away with you and enjoy with the concert at just across the street usually take place afternoons by street bands..

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Hollywood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

The little cupcake I had the other night was so good I ate it with a spoon. I didn't want one crumb to be lost because it was so good. We did a little takeout and enjoyed the cupcakes in our hotel room. The suspense was killing me and I could not believe how much I loved that little guy!... More 

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Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We only went here in homage to the Sex and The City ladies. It was good to be there for that reason and the cakes were great. Expensive, but that was to be expected.

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stopped here for an afternoon snack and the cupcakes were very yummy. We bought a chocolate with chocolate icing, yellow with vanilla icing and a german chocolate. I had the german chocolate and it was excellent. The icing is coconutty and sweet. The cakes were moist. The shop is charming and busy. Despite the business, I thought the staff... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Stopped by to pick up some treats after a hard day's shopping and I was not disappointed by the choice of delights on offer. So much to choose from. Good service and value for money.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We tried magnolia bakery at several occasions and different locations in NYC. We loved their carrot cake and caramel brownie. All cakes were freshly baked, portions are generous and prices honest. A must try if you have a sweet tooth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I had the coconut meringue cake, boyfriend had the pb&j cake. Mine was a ridiculously huge portion, I'll need 3 sittings to finish it. The flavor was great, and the cake was moist. Pb&j cake tasted good too, but may have been a few days old, it seemed a little dry. Overall, a good experience. We will go back on... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I didn't believe all the hype... But now that I've tasted the banana pudding, the cupcakes are overrated! I had a small container of it, and It more than enough.

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

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  • 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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