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Billy's Bakery

#2,051 of 11,913 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Chelsea
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184 9TH Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4919
(212) 647-9956
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Dining options: Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 58
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So Delicious!

During my trip to NYC, the stop at Billy's Bakery, was very spontaneous, it was late at night and we had just left a bar, and wanted something sweet. We got the pumpkin cupcake. It was fluffy, sweet but not too sweet, and just the perfect amount of icing to cake ratio. I was just upset that I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
Dnfraser
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Seoul, South Korea
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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Seoul, South Korea
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

During my trip to NYC, the stop at Billy's Bakery, was very spontaneous, it was late at night and we had just left a bar, and wanted something sweet. We got the pumpkin cupcake. It was fluffy, sweet but not too sweet, and just the perfect amount of icing to cake ratio. I was just upset that I didn't go... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

The shop itself is so cute, so can't kick the atmosphere! The cupcake I had was nice, especially because it's an appropriate size (nice little bite!), but it was maybe on the wrong side of too sweet. Kid who worked there was very nice!

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Brescia, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The service was totally unfriendly, the staff behind the counter was so cold and so bothered that I didn't enjoy my cupcakes at all. And yes, like written before, they are doing you a favor to wait on you and take your money and this is of great damage to the bakery's reputation. You feel unconfortable all the time, you... More 

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Budapest
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19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

good service, good coffee, fair price and the best cupcakes by far! clean and romantic, with the bakery behind the coffee machine, it was like a fairytale

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Albany, New York
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181 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Many cupcake places have come and many gone in the city but Billy's continues to put out the best cupcakes. It's fairly near Chelsea market if you are in the area, it's a must stop. Theirs are the most flavorful and moist cupcakes. Nicely dense with beautiful fluffy frosting, either buttercream or cream cheese based. Standouts besides all of them,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The service is awful. The lady at the desk was starring at me as I was choosing then she put everything in a paperbag and left! I asked for a "real" bag so she came back - without saying a word - gave me a bad look (and a plastic bag!) and disappear again! That's a shame because the chocolate... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

You expect more from Billy's...and you don't get it. Great concept for many treats. But they just aren't SWEET enough. That's coming from a sugar addict. And cupcake frosting is fine. But the cake is bland and dry. Sweeter...SWEETER!!!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Above-average bakery but not quite at the top of NYC's growing bakery list. Good enough. I quite enjoy the cookie sandwiches -- can't get those many places.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I walked by Billy's after dinner nearby. Went in to just look and left with the slice of cake I chose that looked like a piece of wedding cake that could feed at least eighteen people. Of course I ate the whole thing, delicious.

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Portland,OR
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11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It's a good thing I am just visiting NYC as I would be in big trouble if Billy's was close to where I live instead of where I a staying on vacation. Stopped in here after dinner ( which I recommend as it may help to give you a bit of control in what you order). Ordered a slice of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 184 9TH Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4919
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: (212) 647-9956

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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