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Magnolia Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
West Village
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401 Bleecker St, W 11th & Bleeker Street, New York City, NY 10014-2452
(212) 462-2572
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hershey, PA
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We country folk travelled to NYC for a week. Stayed in midtown and went second night there...too busy so made the mistake of leaving. Went back the next evening and had THEE best cheesecake and one of the best chocolate cakes ever. (That's from a family in HERSHEY) Had to go back the next night for cupcakes and hummingbird cake.... More 

Thank HersheyFamilyTravel
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hadn't planned to go here despite it being so well known. But we were passing and there was no queue. Went in, got a small chocolate cupcake with banana frosting. I had been warned some of the cupcakes were too sweet but I found this one to be just right. Polite staff, tasty cake.

Thank John1877
Houston, Texas
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524 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint looking little bakery in the middle of the city. The staff were ok, as well as the cupcakes, they were a bit dry. We had a banana cream cupcake with a cinnamon frosting, and the red velvet with vanilla frosting. The frosting was perfect. The banana pudding was WAY too sweet for me.

Thank survivor5804
Bronx, New York
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my families favorite bakery in NYC. The pastries are always fresh and the service is excellent! There are more than one location in NYC, but we always drive to this location even though it's the furthest from our home.

Thank maestra66
Spalding, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst visiting New York we were told this place was a must. So we went under grand central station. Service was fast and speedy. And polite. I got 2 brown sugar cookies. Which are soft and moist. And 1 mocha cupcake which I could eat over and over again.

Thank Lauren H
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These were seriously the best cupcakes I've ever had in life! I love cupcakes and try to find bakeries wherever I travel and these took the cake, literally. They were moist and the icing was divine. I tried 6 different flavors and can't even begin to pick a favorite. My only regret is not getting more to take home! Can't... More 

Thank Rachel E
Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnolia Bakery was always on my go to list when we visited NYC (I'm a Sex and the City fan). We went and got a couple of cupcakes and the banana pudding. The cupcakes were nice but nothing to write home about. The banana pudding however was to die for. It was amazing, filling and great value for money. During... More 

Thank Aus_Bijou
Naples, Florida
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought these for a Yacht member who was going out with friends for his 21st. I spelled out a two and a one with candles on each cupcake. Every person raved about their cupcake.

Thank usboatsales
Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I came here to sample the cakes. I had a Key lime cheesecake and my partner had a red velvet cheesecake. We then finished it off with a shared banana pudding. Everything we had was lovely. Try this place out, its a real party in your mouth!

Thank Geofflongadi
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sourced this bakery when visiting NYC as we had seen reviews on the famous banana pudding. Well well well, I cannot explain in words how delicious this was. It was like nothing I have had before, but beware, do not have it too close to a meal. It is very filling. Wish I could get them in England.

Thank GemW86

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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
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Bleecker St, W 11th & Bleeker Street, New York City, NY 10014-2452
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 462-2572

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