We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buttercup Bake Shop

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Midtown
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-6352
(212) 350-4144
Website
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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: Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 79 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Quality Without the Magnolia Prices

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
John D
,
Orlando, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Windsor, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
337 reviews 337 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Cayman
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've been coming here for years. Great tasting cake like your mom makes. There cakes are so tasty, no comparison to the others. I come here from another borough & it's worth the trip every Sunday.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

As an offshoot of Magnolia Bakery, they serve all the same mediocre baked goods that Magnolia does. Dry cake with overly sweet grainy frosting. A wonderful dessert treat? I think not. Find a better bakery to go to folks, believe me there are plenty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Since moving back from South Africa, I have been in search of a decent red velvet cupcake. Most red velvet cakes that I have had in the US tend to be too sweet - icing is full of sugar and the cake itself is dry and tasteless. This past weekend while in NYC, a friend told me about Buttercup bake... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the second year in a row I took the family here. My wife would have walked 1000 miles for her Red Velvet Cupcake. My one daughter wanted to try something different this year. She ordered a chocolate chip bar that was awesome. You just have to go there. AWESOME!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Buttercup Bakery serves up consistently delicious treats. Our recent experience at the bakery was lovely. The lady who answered the phone was very accommodating in preparing a special cake order. She offered ideas about the decoration and frosting color. Our client loved the cake! Thank you so much, Buttercup Bakery.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Buttercup Bake Shop also viewed

 
New York City, NY
New York City, NY
 

Been to Buttercup Bake Shop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakeries
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Buttercup Bake Shop staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighborhood