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Magnolia Bakery

401 Bleecker Street, New York City, NY 10014-2452 (Manhattan)
(212) 462-2572
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Ranked #632 of 11,664 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Guadalajara, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

While at Grand Central Station we had cupcakes and coffee. So so delicious. I am very much craving one right now.

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192 reviews 192 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Was a bit disappointed as I thought this was a cafe as well and was looking forward to tea and cake in lovely surroundings. It is just a take away cake shop -having said that the display of cakes did look very nice. Staff were very friendly.There's also articles for sale-bags/aprons/recipe books/baking products..... As I was looking for a cafe... More

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Eldridge, Iowa
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119 reviews 119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We liked our cupcakes. I had a mini chocolate one. I also had iced chai tea which was excellent! The place was very busy. There was a line inside the bakery. We took our goodies to the park across the street where we found a table and chairs to sit and enjoy our wonderful snacks. I highly recommend Magnolia bakery... More

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Charlottetown, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were recommended by friends to stop at Magnolia and were happy we did! They had lots of mini cupcakes which were perfect samplers. The red velvet was amazing, and we also tried a peanut butter cookie. Everything was fresh and tasted delicious. It was a pricier coffee break but definitely worth it! Nice to get away from the standard... More

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Service at this branch was much better than the one further uptown. The cakes were not bad either. The location is good as it is opposite a little park where one can sit and enjoy the treats.

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Los Angeles, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Treated myself to a banana pudding and iced coffee after a morning run down the river. Nothing like a sweet and cold dessert on a hot summer's morning in NY! I have to say, this was worth the hype. Not too sweet, and I loved the different textures of crust and pudding.

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Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stumbled upon the bakery whilst taking in this part of New York and being a Sex and The City fan it was an extremely happy stumble! My husband and I ventured inside to find a gorgeous array of cakes, pastries, cupcakes and much more, each looking like mini works of tasty art! The staff inside were extremely welcoming and... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I know this bakery was featured on Sex & the City, but it's just not good. I do not like the cupcakes (the icing is terrible-- very sugary, and not creamy enough), the place is constantly packed, and it's basically just a factory for tourist cupcakes. I prefer the cupcakes a few blocks away at Sweet Revenge (great cupcakes and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife would say this is the best cupcake she has ever had. I would put them in the top 3. It was very good, but no the best :) We tried several different cupcake flavors and cookies. All were very good.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My favourite television program was and always will be Sex & The City !!! Visiting Magnolia Bakery in New York was a pleasure !! The area , the place , the streets , the little park in from of the bakery it is a jewel in the middle of the city !!

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