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Magnolia Bakery

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401 Bleecker Street, W 11th & Bleeker Street, New York City, NY 10014-2452
(212) 462-2572
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout

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Fantastic cupcakes.

This was our second time visiting this famous bakery. The first time was part of a cupcake tour and now it was part of a chocolate tour. We were given a mini chocolate cupcake and it was amazing. Very rich and not too sweet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Wanda C
Brooklyn, New York
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

During my stay in New York my bestie ordered a cake for her boyfriends birthday. The ordering was good and you get to pick it up in a nice plain and nutral cardboard box. The cake looked stunning and also tasted very good. Combined with the famous charme of this bakery this is the perfect place to order a cake!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cute boutique bakery in a very nice area which makes the experience magical. When entering the bakery, the smell makes you high!! The staff is kind and helpful, the banana pudding is a must. Treat yourself..

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time visiting this famous bakery. The first time was part of a cupcake tour and now it was part of a chocolate tour. We were given a mini chocolate cupcake and it was amazing. Very rich and not too sweet.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

FUN place with a great 'host' outside, 'directing traffic!' No tables to sit down, just made our purchase and went across the street to the little park, which lots of people were doing. Cupcakes really ARE to die for...especially the Carrot Cake, and won't break the bank...about $3.50 each. They have a 'Sex and the City' photo displayed and many... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was in New York I was looking for Perfect cheesecake cake and luckily I found it and really lovely place. I tasted 3 of them, Red Velvet, Vanila and Lemon and really it was delicious. But 'halo' about staff....? It was terrible! Vulgar, unprofesional, lazy and the worst coffe ever. That's a big shame, but this bakery must... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the walk from east side to west side was well worth the trouble after having our fist bite of our snickers tart and chocolate vanilla slice. huge portion.. happy staff, a little of the high side for a slice and tart, but the name adds a few dollars... well worth the visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We accidently stumbled across two of these bakeries while in NYC and both times decided to face down the crowds and buy treats. Some of the cupcakes looked cute enough to warrant the price, but some were pretty plain. Am not a cupcake fan so have seldom chosen cupcakes when given an option. And of those I have tried, I've... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here several times and found it to be nothing like the hype. The cakes and pastries look great but taste a bit dry. The actual cupcake I bought was small and barely reached the top of the holder. The icing is way too much and very sickly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much anticipated visit to the famous "Magnolia Bakery". We arrived on a busy Monday afternoon …the shop looks great as you enter…sweet shop with nice decor. We waited in line to order cupcakes and to our disappointment they only had vanilla and chocolate cupcakes , no speciality flavors that were advertised. There were an overage of employees working behind the... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute place - and amazing flourless chocolate cupcakes. Unfortunately the line can get very long - on those days I just pass by.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Bleecker Street, W 11th & Bleeker Street, New York City, NY 10014-2452
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 462-2572

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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