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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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 7
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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
Wow. Best cupcakes

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Faisal Q
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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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.

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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.

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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 

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Additional Information about Buttercup Bake Shop

Address: 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-6352
Phone Number: (212) 350-4144
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
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
Cuisine: Bakeries

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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

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