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Breads Bakery

18 E 16th St, New York City, NY 10003-3111
+1 212-697-1463
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chocolate babka” (61 reviews)
“challah” (12 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
18 E 16th St, New York City, NY 10003-3111
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I know this bakery from my country (Israel), and this place is fantastic as the Israeli branch! We went there every morning to start our day with good coffee, egg salad sandwiches and feta salad - always fresh and always tasty. I also tried the...More

Thank Anat P
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Anat, wow, thank you so much for such compliment on our authenticity! You know you can always count on us for fresh and tasty food. Thank you for leaving us a review, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is the best bakery in NY. We went there every morning for cheesestraws, rugelaches, almond croissants, babkas and the wonderful hot chocolate. My husband became totally addicted to it. We were lucky to stay near this baking paradise.

Thank NadiaAlex
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

We're delighted we could welcome you by, Nadia, and it's great to hear you enjoyed all of the freshly baked breads and treats! Looking forward to the next time you make it our way, Cheers, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

This was a first time visit for me, and I walked out with several loaves from here. They didn't have a vast assortment of bread styles but had many pastries and cookies as well. Very helpful staff as well.

Thank maxpaste
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your first visit with us and were able to take home many of our house-made breads! Thanks for sharing -- we hope to see you back soon. All the best, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 24 April 2018

I've stopped in Breads quite a few times and really enjoy their pastries. The chocolate babka is a must try (but often sells out quickly). There is also a deli in back with some sandwiches and tables.

Thank Ali V
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thanks for stopping by for our fresh babka, Ali! We're glad we could win you over with the fresh treat and hope to share more of our wonderful menu with you soon. Take care! Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 20 March 2018

It's a self serve place. You can get not only baked goods but sandwiches, too. You pay in the front for baked goods and in the back for sandwiches. Should have more tables and chairs. Can get crowded around lunch time. Love the Chocolate Babka...More

Thank LovesDessert
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us and loved the fresh babka and creme brulee danish! Looking forward to next time. Thanks, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 19 February 2018

Stopped bye to purchase two babkas: chocolate and cinnamon raisin. They are sweet Jewish cakes. They are luxuriously delicious. This is a Jewish bakery, but it has a wide range of breads and treats. Perfect to explore if in the Union Square area. As a...More

Thank seanworc
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

We're grateful you stopped by, Sean, and were able to try out many of our specialty breads and treats. Thanks for sharing and supporting our team. We'll see you back soon! Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 18 February 2018

A fast food place but with a reasonable number of tables, this restaurant is mostly filled with students from an adjacent college. It’s all self-service and organization is confusing. Customers need to get different foods from different areas of the restaurant. Best to go with...More

Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for the great rating. If there's ever any confusion with our setup, please don't hesitate to ask a team member to explain it to you -- we never want you to feel lost. I hope you can join us for another slice of...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018

Great place for good coffee and fresh baked goods in a cheerful environment by Union Square. Everything we bought was fabulous AND the staff offering samples was a treat.

Thank mojobabushka2018
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

It's great to hear you enjoyed stopping by for a fresh coffee and tasty treat! We appreciate you making it our way and hope to welcome you back again soon. Until then, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

When I’m near Union Sq, I have to go to Breads. As a baker, it’s so inspiring. As an eater, it’s so satisfying. Love EVERYTHING!!!

Thank mlnapp
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Haha that's wonderful! I'm thrilled that you've been satisfied by what we have to offer. Thanks for the kind words! Best, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

When we walked in for a sample tasting of chocolate rugala we were offered a taste of chocolate babka - heavenly - what the angels eat in heaven. The breads, pastries, and cafe offerings in the back make this THE place for healthy delicious entrees...More

Thank Ihor R
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

It's great that you enjoyed our chocolate babka, pastries, coffee, and other offerings. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again! Best, Sara Foster, Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E 16th St, New York City, NY 10003-3111
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-697-1463
  • E-mail
Our bakery believes in artisanal, handmade, traditional baking techniques which is why we have the factory and oven on site. Most of the breads we bake are made with whole grains and go through a slow proofing process, which sharpens and improves the taste. We select only the finest ingredients and, when possible, use natural and organic ingredients. The bakery bakes both sweet and savory items. The cafe serves premium coffee, next to light meals, made from fresh products that just came out of the oven.
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