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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, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, 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
Decadent but delicious

How could one with a sweet tooth - or even semi-sweet - resist a visit to Magnolia Bakery. While not a tourist attraction per se, when one remembers the opening of the original store several years ago, with people queueing to go into the store and the accompanying rave reviews, it almost seemed a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Birmingham, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

There is always a line, but it is worth the wait. The banana pudding is excellent! The cookies and cupcakes are OK, but the banana pudding is where it is at! Get it!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

How could one with a sweet tooth - or even semi-sweet - resist a visit to Magnolia Bakery. While not a tourist attraction per se, when one remembers the opening of the original store several years ago, with people queueing to go into the store and the accompanying rave reviews, it almost seemed a necessity to see what the excitement... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Individual Red Velvet Cheesecake ..what a perfect idea. They have many choices of cupcakes and other pastry as well as other flavors of cheesecake. Small standing bar if you wish to eat there but get it to go and walk across the street and sit outside. Great service as well. Went here several times during the week and each time... More 

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Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Excellent hot chocolate and cupcakes!!! Always soooo crowded but definitely a must! Favorites: Red Velvet and Vanilla ones!! No place to sit, so everything to go.

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Lima
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Went twice this week and they barely had cupcakes and it was only 6pm! No red velvet, no pustachio, the only ones left were caramel and chocolate and vanilla. Bought those three but 15 minutes later when I arrived at my hotel, they were stale and quite old.. I think they can't manage with the amount of people going in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Amazing cakes. Must try! We bought a coconut cupcake which was amazing as was one of the tray bakes. Don't be put off by the que it goes very fast.

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Oakville, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Upon a recommendation from a friend, I found this bakery wandering around the NBC station area before going to see SNL. The cupcakes had too much frosting for my liking, so I got a banana pudding instead. It was great! The perfect balance of pudding, banana slices and vanilla wafers. Was only able to eat half and kept the rest... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My mom and I stopped by Magnolia hoping to snack on some yummy stuff before watching a show at Radio City, only to find that they had already run out of banana pudding. It was 130pm and they were already out of their esteemed banana pudding. I can't figure out how, less than halfway through their day, they could run... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

There are no words to describe it, just try it, or anything here, but do try something. Also had a Double Fudge Brownie, very good. Was crowded but the line moves very fast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Awesome cupcakes, great service with very helpful and friendly staff. Wait was about 10 minutes. Will most definitely return!

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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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