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0.3 miles from New York State Capitol
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Reviewed February 26, 2020

A truly delightful hole-in-the-wall local cheesecake shop just a few blocks from the State Capitol area of Albany. With two tables and a real dedication to their craft it is a hometown wonder - their cheesecake is just amazing! They make the cheesecake right in...the area behind the counter and it is fresh and ready just about each day it seems. The cheesecake is extremely high quality, tasty, and competitively priced. They will stop selling though once they run out of cheesecake for the day - so if you really want it be sure to stop by as soon as you can after it opens!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

There’s really no comparison between Cheesecake Machismo and any other cheesecake in the area. Most recently, my husband got a frankencake for my birthday. I had to fight off my family members to make sure I got my peanut butter cookie slices. I’ve actually never...had a flavor that I didn’t like. The owners are super friendly, it smells like heaven, and it’s delicious. Make sure to get there early for availability of flavors!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

I agree with the many stellar reviews that this is the best cheesecake ever. Whichever slice you choose, be prepared to have a fantastic taste experience. A tiny gem of a place in downtown Albany.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

Simply the best! Cool atmosphere, friendly, and who cares about the size of the place. Your there for the cheesecake!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed February 6, 2019

This is simply the best cheesecake ever. I've never had a flavor that wasn't good. Yeah, it's a small store, and yeah, they sell out of flavors early and it only has on street parking and sometimes there is a line but who cares? If...you want a simply delicious piece of cheesecake in everything from traditional to unique flavors then this is your go to. I defy any place in NYC or elsewhere to top this place. Go get a slice or two...or three...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed February 3, 2019

We went about 4:30 on a Friday. They only had 2 types of cheesecake left. We got the last 2 pieces of Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake. It was GREAT!!! You get a slice of cheesecake and either coffee or hot chocolate for $6. Neither one...of us could eat a whole piece!! This was our first visit, so we were surprised at how small it is. There are only 2 tables. It's pretty tight, but don't let that bother you. THE CHEESECAKE IS WORTH IT!!!!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Whether you're ordering a slice and a cup for $6 or two cakes for $100, this is the place to go for exceptional cheesecake served in a delightfully quirky setting. There's often a short line to the counter, but unless you're bothered by the sight...of openly salivating people that's no problem. There's also a rumor I hope to personally confirm that CM offers 500 versions of cheesecake on a rotating basis. Everybody needs a goal in life; that's mine and I'm sticking to it.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

You will dump cheesecake factory’s after having theirs. They have really nice cheesecakes with variety options fresh baked everyday! When you stepped in the store, it smells awesomely GOOD! They were popular and sometimes you don’t even have much choices left, they sold out quick...and fast! I was here for green tea cheese cake but nothing left, that’s one of their best, we ended up taking strawberry, peanut butter and chocolate. Peanut butter flavor is extraordinary! One slice with a drink priced at $6. You need to order one week ahead if needed customize order.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

I am a cheesecake fan and this place is heaven!! So many great varieties. A mix of flavors you wouldn't traditionally pair together but it creates greatness! I went for the 1st time with my husband and we will return again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 27, 2018

If you like Cheesecake and live in Albany or are visiting this is a must-try! A bunch of interesting flavors - that actually taste very good. The actual cheesecake not including all the extra stuff is top quality too. *******THEY OPEN AT NOON - BE...SURE TO ARRIVE NOT TOO LATE AFTER THAT BECAUSE THEY SELL OUT WITHIN A FEW HOURS SOME DAYS**** (not open sundays and Mondays)More

Date of visit: August 2018
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February 23, 2016|
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Response from TheNerdyMonkey | Reviewed this property |
$5 a slice, and your choice of a free hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Price does not change if you decided not to take the free drink. Well worth the price, hope you enjoy! :)
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