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Buttercup Bake Shop

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973 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6352
(212) 350-4144
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dublin, Ohio
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in after dinner on Friday night. The two guys working were extremely friendly and personable. The cupcakes and cakes were delicious, and my wife says it was the best rice krispy treat she's ever had. My only negative comment was when I went back on Sunday morning before our flight to stock up for the trip. The hours... More 

Thank Justin L
Cambridge, Ohio
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We went here two weeks ago. Cupcakes are very good. There is anothe similarly named shop in the 30's that I like better but this was good. And again, still open as of two weeks ago.

Thank PhilipL4
Skokie, Illinois
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I needed a custom birthday cake and this great find was around the corner. The choices for kinds of cake and frosting are awesome! I chose a mocha cake with mocha frosting - amazing!!! Several kinds of cupcakes for purchase which all looked wonderful. Staff is pleasant and helpful.

Thank Rhona R
Brooklyn, New York
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546 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Another great find for quality cakes pies tarts Small seating area Cute pastel interior with comfort creamy looking cakes on the counter

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

For me, my brother and my husband the best Cupcakes in NYC... We tried from many other stores... but they're not the same... the frosty here is amazing!

Thank Marina M
Leesburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Picked up some cupcakes and a few other goodies. The cupcakes were just meh--dry at the bottom, icing was just okay, favors didn't particularly wow. The dark chocolate peanut butter was best of the bunch we tried. However, some of the other treats were pretty good like the campfire bar and specialty rice krispy treats. We expected a bit more... More 

Thank mauimom4four
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Our bell hop suggested this place and we were so glad he did! They offered us a sample of their banana pudding which they are know for and it was fantastic! Cupcakes were good also! They offer a lot of variety for such a small place! Their cakes looked scrumptious!

1 Thank SantaRosadweller
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

Firstly, i placed my order and my credit card was charged. When i called back to confirm when i could pick up my cake, they had no record of my order, but they gladly charged by credit card anyways! When i was able to pick up my cake, everyone at the birthday party was excited to try their golden cake.... More 

Thank sandramay2016
New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

I hAd pre-ordered 4 dozens cupcakes. They were supposed to be FRESH red velvet with purple topping, and one - large custom made. It was for my daughter's bday party, there was a particular theme, they were supposed to be RED VELEVT with PURPLE TOPPING. My daughter wrote a song about them she was going to sing. Party was at... More 

Thank catchmeifucanNY
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I love cake and I think that I'm spoiled in London, as I've yet to find better cakes than Hummingbird and the Primrose Bakery. I really wanted to love Buttercup, but instead I just liked it. I much prefer cream cheese frosting, and this was butter, over-whipped in my opinion. The cupcake - peanut butter and chocolate - was ok,... More 

Thank Alexandra R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 973 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6352
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 350-4144

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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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