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Magnolia Bakery

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1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10020-1522
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We heard the line tends to be long for the bakery so waited until very late at night for our visit. Amazingly still busy at 9:00 p.m. but we were in and out quickly. The bakery is very pretty in all white and very clean. There really is no where to sit and enjoy your selections so be prepared to... More 

Thank Michelle_MMS
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On my tour of Rockefeller centre, we passed this cute little bakery. Our tour guide said this bakery is incredibly popular, partly due to the fact that it appeared in one episode of Sex and the City. After our tour, we wanted a classic New York Cheesecake, and went here. While it was very busy, and crammed with people, the... More 

Thank natara11
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm going to be 100% honest when I say the only reason why we went to this place (originally) was because it's mentioned in the SNL Digital Short "Lazy Sunday". Worth the trip though! The cupcakes were good. They have more than cupcakes so don't think that's the only item. Agree with some of the other posters that the set... More 

Thank katieebug
South Riding, Virginia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Husband and I popped in here after he noticed the long line which of course intrigued me, since long lines in NY usually mean something delicious (but not always - I'm looking at you Halal Guys). Anyway, we go in and order 2 cupcakes: German Chocolate and Chocolate Buttercream frosting on a vanilla cake. Our mistake is that we didn't... More 

Thank Saima A
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bit of an odd set up. We wanted some brownies and one cupcake, we had to make two orders to different people and then they questioned why we only wanted one cupcake... Well there are four of us and four items because that's what we would like...?! All very odd. Then we encountered our third person who was very brash... More 

Thank charly77
Chesham, Bucks, England
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231 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dragged poor husband in here on our way to Top of The Rock. Seen it in SATC - and thought why not - well almost $4 for a cake - no smiles from the team behind the counter - a small cake too and in this heat - yeah - not the greatest cake experience - don't need to go... More 

Thank Charleygirl76
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on the recommendation of some friends and was so glad I did. The regular banana pudding was rich and delicious but the chocolate banana pudding...I went back for more :)

Thank Blaine R
Paris, France
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144 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am (was) a fan. I have their baking books and I bake quite a bit so I was really keen to go to taste their products. The cakes looked good. We didn't want something too big so we went for cupcakes. two red velvet cupcakes for the adults and one vanilla for one of the children. There was too... More 

Thank Kald06
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area, and not to go and sample a cake would be classed as pure madness however going to buy cake at 2300hrs could also be classed as pure madness. I'm not sure what I was expecting after sll the hype, the shop is a small quaint setting and more importantly not in your face. We opted... More 

Thank NewcastleNeil
Syosset, New York, USA
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their icebox cake is a favorite in my office. They have a large variety of cupcakes and other pies. Great customer service and always so friendly. The place is always so spotless.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10020-1522
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-767-1123

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