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Light's Bake Shop

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211 W 2nd St, Elmira, NY 14901-2711
607-732-5600
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lights has been around and a fixture in Elmira for a long time. There's a definite sense of community. It's a bakery and a diner/cafe. They have an extensive menu but I always think about Lights for breakfast. I recently had Lights homemade Texas Cinnamon French Toast. It was amazing! I also love their rice pudding. You can order off... More 

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Thank Dr. Bob D
Horseheads, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great place for breakfast. Fast service and they have all the breakfast food groups. Good atmosphere with many regulars there.

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Thank Edward L
Corning, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

I heard a lot about this place. I stopped in to get some baked goods for a work party. The cookies were very pretty, the customer service decent but the actual baked goods tasted just OK. Maybe I was expecting too much based on other people's opinions. Didn't try the food, though, but the diner area was pretty full.

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Thank Jessica C
Elmira, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Not sure I have ever had anything but breakfast here, at any time of day. Fast and friendly service. Coffee flows and they will make your bacon as crispy as you like. Added bonus- you can grab a cake or pie on your way out.

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Thank mbullett
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I walked in today, and there was an elderly woman cashing out. She asked for an apple dumpling to go. The women working were rude and hostile toward her. Then her card wouldn't swipe. They were nasty. A patron paid for the woman, and the women working acted a little nicer. Same woman working came to our... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

The only thing they got going for them is the half moons!!!! It's too expensive and they need to do a better job cooking...

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Thank Kathleen T
Horseheads, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My wife works here. The place is terrible. The price is way too high. 3.50 for a single cookie, 3.75 per cup cake. The owner refuses to turn the air conditioner on. Some of their menu items they don't ever have, such as chips. The food is old, not fresh. The worst thing. They are told to pick up dropped... More 

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Thank metulburr
Elmira, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The food was edible, but not exactly prepared the way I would have liked. Home fries weren't cooked through and they were cold. The omelet was good, as was the pancake I ordered. The bacon, though we ordered it "extra crispy" was fatty and also not cooked very well. The waitress was nice, but also forgot part of our order.... More 

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Elmira, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were there on a Sunday am for breakfast-the eggs were cold, the homefries (???)-sliced potatoes thrown on a grill, burnt on one side and no seasoning!!! The sausage was greasy and had a funky taste to it. At least the coffee was ok-the waitress could not have cared in the least. She recommended that we put ketchup or hot... More 

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1 Thank Brooke R
Elmira, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Lets see. I'll have 2 eggs toast and a piece of bacon That ll be 19.95. Wow Extremely over priced unbelievable ex specially the breakfast food! Aldo 1/2 moon cookies when they have are ridiculously expensive 15$ a doz is ubsurd! This isn't NYC folks its downtown elmira. I understand overhead. But geez. Bring your checkbook folks when you come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 W 2nd St, Elmira, NY 14901-2711
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: 607-732-5600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?