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Light's Bake Shop

211 W 2nd St, Elmira, NY 14901-2711
+1 607-732-5600
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good24%
  • Average26%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible4%
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“pies” (3 reviews)
“home made” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
211 W 2nd St, Elmira, NY 14901-2711
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an iconic bakery/cafe. Unique and anti-franchise. Fresh, home-cooked meals and in house bakery. They offer fresh baked breads, cupcakes, cakes, cake pops, pies, cookies etc. Ice cream also available. The lost art of decorated sugar cookies can be found here! Everything in the...More

Thank StaceyJGW
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The best cookies around. Stop whenever in town and grab a few. Always fresh and delicious. Highly recommend

Thank aircotim
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Lights restaurant/bakery is a long standing part of our city. Delicious cakes, doughnuts, and small restaurant. Wonderful place to eat!

1  Thank Rose R
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The restaurant is light airy, staff is very helpful and friendly. The food is great home cooked food. Their black and white (Half Moon) cookies are similar to the top of a "fresh just out of the oven" chocolate or vanilla cupcake with black/white frosting....More

1  Thank Mactripper2015
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy going to Light's Bakery. The food is good, atmosphere is good, and the staff is excellent and friendly. The food comes promptly. The menu is diner food, but the many choices makes it easy to have a light or more filling meal....More

1  Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I've eaten there 3 times this week for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Breakfast was decent...fries eggs, ham & toast. Lunch-Unfortunately, the food has no taste. The 'Big Burger' wasn't even good...how do you mess up a Berger? The signature apple dumpling with caramel was just...More

Thank OilerATC
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Have not been to Lights Bakery in a number of years since moving to a different state, but when we are in New York State we always drive to Elmira for cookies, cakes, breads, brownies, and to sit down in the diner portion of the...More

Thank Irmi E
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This used to be a great place to grab a cake, cookies or half moons but that it not the case anymore. The quality has gone down. I used to have to go there when we went to see my husbands family but that is...More

1  Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I have fond memories of half moons from this bakery and my visit today didn't disappoint in that respect. Moist and very chocolate. YUM. Unfortunately I also had breakfast. The coffee was fine but the western omelet was tasteless. Even the rye toast was under...More

1  Thank Chris14223
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lights has been around and a fixture in Elmira for a long time. There's a definite sense of community. It's a bakery and a diner/cafe. They have an extensive menu but I always think about Lights for breakfast. I recently had Lights homemade Texas Cinnamon...More

1  Thank Dr. Bob D
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DO you carry salt rising bread? If so, when is it available and the cost per loaf. Thank you. Bethany
8 May 2017|
Response from Kathy G | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Call Light's Bakery!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 W 2nd St, Elmira, NY 14901-2711
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: +1 607-732-5600
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