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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“banana pudding” (248 reviews)
“cupcakes” (512 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10020-1522
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Reviewed today via mobile

No seating. Great cakes though. Worth the lines. Would have preferred if there was a seating area to enjoy the dessert.

Thank Y E
Reviewed 6 days ago

As fans of the SNL "Chronicles of Narnia" sketch, we HAD to try a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery. I had vanilla, my mum had chocolate, and we quickly realized that any other cupcake we've ever eaten has been created WRONG - THIS IS HOW YOU...More

Thank Amanda d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by Magnolia Bakery to get a quick sweet. My husband got the banana pudding and I got a lemon square. Both were delicious!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Thank DeeDeeGdale
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Magnolia Bakery for the cupcakes, but instead i bought a keyline cheesecake and a blueberry muffin; both were very tasty.

Thank byStephanie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here during our all day bus tour of New York City, our tour guide highly recommended this place for their bread pudding. I'm partial to brownies and my husband loves lemon bars, so we opted for them instead. They have a fast and...More

Thank lurcherm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A busy store but efficiently run, the line moved well, friendly staff. There was a good selection of pastries but I had eyes only for cupcakes and my vanilla buttercream was just what I was looking for. Maybe it was a little smaller than what...More

Thank Yvonne R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is most famous with it's banana pudding so it's a must try when you are in New York. It's light, not too sweet and you get one of your five a day with the banana :P While we were in New York I...More

Thank Travelling_Choconut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with the best banana pudding in the world! Totally worth a visit! The coffee was not great though.

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The best banana pudding that I have ever eaten. Hands down. Rich, creamy, sweet. Expect to wait in line for a few minutes. This bakery is sometimes credited with helping to start the "cupcake craze", but why eat cupcakes when you can eat banana pudding?

Thank RSM123123
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We waited for maybe 5 minutes in the cupcake line which was totally fine. The cupcakes were good, but I wouldnt have said they were mind blowingly different than anything I had before. The cake itself was dry, but the frosting was good. We also...More

Thank CCmagee13
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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, Local cuisine
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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