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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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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 4
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 6
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The only thing going!!!

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...

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Kathleen T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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1 Thank nimicholas
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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3 Thank Bma05
Big Flats, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good selection of traditional food. Prepared well and served pretty quickly. Portions were generous but not as overwhelming as at some other restaurants.

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Thank LPinBigFlats
Dundee, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Their diner-style food is great. I love their breakfast but their frosted sugar cookies are to die for. Their other baked goods are equally delicious, too. THIS is how baking SHOULD TASTE.

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Thank Chelsea G
michlamb2001
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Light's is a bakery with a strong diner vibe. Like everywhere, prices are up and that is true here as well, although still lower than most. They make a great selection of food, have breakfast all the time and we have always liked our meals. Being a bakery at heart, don't miss the pies, cakes or cookies.

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Thank michlamb2001
Elmira, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

You want homemade goodies and either dont want to or cant bake them yourself, THIS is where you go! You can even grab some food in their diner section.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner
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

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