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Buttercup Bake Shop

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2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-6352
(212) 350-4144
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
best chocolate cake I have ever eaten

i'm not crazy about cupcakes, they are often dry and have too much overly sweet frosting, however the chocolate cupcakes at this bakery were divine! The texture and flavour of the chocolate cake was soft, melting, moist and perfectly cocoa rich. the icing was light and creamy. i will definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
rainydaysco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i'm not crazy about cupcakes, they are often dry and have too much overly sweet frosting, however the chocolate cupcakes at this bakery were divine! The texture and flavour of the chocolate cake was soft, melting, moist and perfectly cocoa rich. the icing was light and creamy. i will definitely return on my next visit to new york

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Thank rainydaysco
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You judge for yourself. A 4-year-old could do a better job of decorating a cake. Notice the "David" falling off the end and the bow ties that look like splotches of black. What you can't see is the dry inedible old cake inside. We had a wonderful party and laughed at the cake. What isn't laughable is that this 1/2... More 

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1 Thank Artie S
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've only visited the 33rd & Madison location which is very close to the Empire State Building. My favorite cupcake is the German Chocolate closely followed by the Hummingbird. The staff is super friendly.

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Thank janet Y
Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

I walked by on of the locations of Buttercup Bake Shop and had to stop for a cupcake. I was not disappointed. Cute, tiny place tucked into the corner of 33rd and Madison. I tried the Marble cupcake: vanilla and chocolate swirled cake and vanilla and chocolate swirled icing. Delicious! The cake was moist but light and the icing was... More 

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Thank Anna A
Mamaroneck, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We ordered a birthday cake from Buttercup over the phone with a credit card. The next day when we went to pick it up, they had no record of the order. Instead of apologizing for their mistake, they actually accused us of never having placed the order! After showing the clerk a screenshot from our credit card showing that they... More 

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2 Thank Mattpop
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

First time in NY, just passing by this shop and thought we would look in. Wow the staff could not believe we came from Perth Australia to their shop. We had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy yummy cakes and coffee. Our photo is on the wall. We highly recommend this cake shop!

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Thank Chris H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Try the banana pudding and maple nut cupcake!! Delicious!! Stumbled across this gem and so glad we did!

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I've tried so many of the wonderful cupcakes from some of the best cupcake shops in NYC but this one is by far my favorite. Their Hummingbird cupcake is heavenly. The Dulce de Leche is divine. They are a good portion (not too big/not too small). The icing is so yummy and not overly sweet. The cake is soft and... More 

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Thank janet Y
Abilene, Texas
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love cupcakes. But not just any cupcake, I'm very picky. They have be just the right size with right icing and the icing to cupcake ratio is very important. To really judge the quality of a cupcake- taste the vanilla. The cake should be light and buttery, so you can taste the real butter used to make it. The... More 

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Thank Carrick F
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

I haven't been to the shop. Someone brought me these cupcakes. I tried about 4 different kinds. Without doubt, the best cupcakes I've ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-6352
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 350-4144
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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