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Magnolia Bakery

401 Bleecker Street, New York City, NY 10014-2452 (Manhattan)
(212) 462-2572
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Ranked #629 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was a total hallelujah moment when my husband I found this bakery while strolling through the village. We loved the classic atmosphere and of course the baked goods. Try the red velvet cupcake and the cookie bar.. sooo good! It's a one-stop shop for all your sweet needs! Everyone needs to experience Magnolia at least once in their lifetime!

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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167 reviews 167 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My wife forced me to go there because she saw at "Sex and the CIty" movie. l didnt had idea what this bakery was...When a saw the line outside the store l noticed that l was in trouble...l ate 2 cupcakes and a SPETACULAR BANANA PUDIM....DONT FORGET THIS BANANA PUDIM....you will regret if dont ask for this....When in NYC you... More

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Vestal, New York
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126 reviews 126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I was on a cupcake tour of NYC and this was our 1st stop. Seriously? I don't get it. Madonna loves these so of course I was going to adore these cupcakes. Maybe an "off" day. We all tasted Red Velvet. The red was so bright, so red makes me think it was food coloring, not beet juice for coloring... More

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Whitby, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Had the vanilla buttercream cupcake. It was to die for! My husband loved the red velvet cupcake. Although busy, I got our treats in under 10 minutes. Will definitely go back next time in NYC!

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santa barbara
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The best cupcakes ever. The charm is what brings me back everytime. I love that they have get the original feel after all these years. Every other cupcake place trys to be hip and trendy. The frosting flavors and the moist cake is to die for. I normally have too many shopping bags in my hands to get anything more... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My daughter and I read reviews on Trip Advisor, about Magnolia Bakery. It was sure worth the walk in the pouring rain! We took out a slice of German chocolate cake, chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream icing, a chocolate cupcake with buttercream icing and a mini cup of the Banana Pudding. It was ALL incredible!!!!!! The cake slices were huge.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Got the caramel cupcake at the Bloomingdales location and it was fantastic. Just the right size, not one of those oversize cupcakes. It was light and fluffy. Tried their banana pudding as well which was delicious. Pretty bakery.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

this was the second time we have been there. the first and second time each were with the great new york tours and each time the cupcakes were great.

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Brisbane
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Awesome, quaint little bakery out on Bleaker street. A scene from Sex and the City was filmed here so that should please fans. Cupcakes were delicious. I had a chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting. The store was busy but had a good system that kept people moving. Definitely would purchase from this bakery again.

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Vermont
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36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have been to the mid town location and while I can't say they are my favorite cupcakes, they were good. This location had a line every day but I can't imagine the customers left happy. We left with four cupcakes all all of them were dry and crumbly, very poor taste. The place looks amazing and has a good... More

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