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Magnolia Bakery

1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10020-1522
+1 212-767-1123
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“banana pudding” (226 reviews)
“cupcakes” (507 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10020-1522
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although Magnolia Bakery is known for its revered cupcakes, don’t pass up the banana pudding. The bakery is extremely popular and considered a must for New York visitors. So is goes without saying expect lines at every location from open to close. Service is not...More

Thank EDian831
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of people told us to visit, so we included it on our itinerary and was looking forward to it! However, the queuing system did not seem to work (there was people everywhere and its a tiny shop!) and then when we finally got to...More

2  Thank 19Jess88
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not quite sure what the hype was about! Went along before going to the Rockefeller Centre and stopped for tea and cake. I head read a lot of reviews about how good the cupcakes were. I opted for the plain vanilla cupcake and I was...More

1  Thank Lehhhhh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here a few days before Christmas. It was super busy but the line moved fast. The banana pudding was so tasty and the cupcakes were also good!

Thank smareno
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here with my husband for a after dinner dessert. The place was packed but the staff did a good job organizing people into lines. We ordered some banana pudding and 2 cupcakes. Everything was lovely. Had to go back to the bakery for more...More

Thank Amina L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes Magnolia Bakery was famously showcased by Carrie and the ladies in Sex and the City, but as the NYC cupcake scene has evolved there are other more credible cupcake places across the city (i.e., Baked by Melissa and Sprinkles). Now I will give Magnolia...More

Thank JoeKupe
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard so much about this bakery we waited in the freezing cold about 30 to snag a few. We shouldn't have waited. The cupcakes were dry and the icing so hard even my grandkids wouldn't eat them. The banana pudding is def one...More

Thank jbags39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family had heard so much about this place, so we had to go this time while we were in NYC. We made it to the location only to find a zoo....poor workflow for customer service and they were out of almost everything. They were...More

1  Thank Ron G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I each selected 2 cupcakes of different styles: chocolate, vanllla, red velvet, and carrot cake The cupcakes were very good but they weren't the best ones we've had. Luckily there wasn't a line but we saw many times when there was a...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The line was so very long but they did a good job of moving you through quickly. We broke up our family and sent two to the coffee bar line while two stayed to order baked goods. That helped speed things up. The coffee was...More

Thank Kathryn A
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Questions & Answers
22 March 2017|
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Response from glorias723 | Reviewed this property |
About 10 minute walk
Colleen E
1 October 2016|
Response from Alexanderfcampbell | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be best to call them As we only went in to But a few cakes But they do have more than one store in Manhattan Hope this helps
Sue H
28 January 2016|
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Response from scousegod | Reviewed this property |
No. But you can stand and have a coffee and Danish if the queue isn't too big!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-767-1123
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