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Buttercup Bake Shop

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2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-6352
(212) 350-4144
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Banana Pudding & Cupcakes! Nom!!

Try the banana pudding and maple nut cupcake!! Delicious!! Stumbled across this gem and so glad we did!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Try the banana pudding and maple nut cupcake!! Delicious!! Stumbled across this gem and so glad we did!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I've tried so many of the wonderful cupcakes from some of the best cupcake shops in NYC but this one is by far my favorite. Their Hummingbird cupcake is heavenly. The Dulce de Leche is divine. They are a good portion (not too big/not too small). The icing is so yummy and not overly sweet. The cake is soft and... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love cupcakes. But not just any cupcake, I'm very picky. They have be just the right size with right icing and the icing to cupcake ratio is very important. To really judge the quality of a cupcake- taste the vanilla. The cake should be light and buttery, so you can taste the real butter used to make it. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I haven't been to the shop. Someone brought me these cupcakes. I tried about 4 different kinds. Without doubt, the best cupcakes I've ever had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

A little place with the best cupcake of Manhattan! They are very gentle too. The carrot cake is my favorite! The cake...the cream...hmmmmm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The oreo Pudding was out of this world...I only wish I went back and bought a bigger conatainer! I cant comment on the cupckes...but dont miss the pudding!! I should note the service was a bit of a disappointment...the girl behind the counter was either having a really, really bad day or was just super annoyed to be working. Either... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Get our specialty baked goods from Buttercup now for a while. Always great selection, quality, availability, and service. Love their hummingbird and red velvet cakes. Cupcakes = $3.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

They sell a variety of cupcakes, cakes, cookies and cheesecakes. The prices are reasonable and the cupcakes I purchased were fresh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I'm not a big dessert fan, but stumbled upon the one on 32nd and Madison, and decided to go in. Though at first it seems like it's mainly for cupcakes, but no. Don't miss that little fridge on your left. There was a guy sitting casually on the left and told me to give the banana pudding and oreo pudding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Found this place several years ago - great then and maybe even better now. 3 layer lemon or carrot cake - how could you go wrong? Red velvet and cream cheese - sinfully delicious. I love Buttercup Bakery and so does my tailor.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-6352
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 350-4144
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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