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Magnolia Bakery

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107 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-682-3588
Today
09:00 - 00:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:30
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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After hearing plenty of good reports regarding magnolia bakery we decided to make this a stop off after a lovely day downtown. It was a mid afternoon visit and there are extreme chaos, no clear way to queue and to order,rude abrupt staff with shocking attitudes. We brought 4 pieces of cheesecake to go and ate it on return to... More 

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Thank Beaglesx2
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Magnolia is synonymous with cupcakes so when we passed we made sure to go in. The prices are really great and a good selection of cakes are on offer. We had the red velvet cupcakes. They were nice enough and the frosting was very creamy but they were kind of average so a bit overhyped. Worth a stop but your... More 

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Thank SophieDewing
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've walked past this shop numerous times while in Grand Central Terminal but I finally decided to give in and try something and boy was it great! I bought a small peanut butter bread pudding which was excellent and I don't even like bread pudding! I also got the personal size red velvet cheesecake and it was amazing! The only... More 

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Thank Kim449
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am the queen of cupcakes and trust me when I say these are just unbelievable!! I must have eaten about 8 in my 5 days in New York

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Thank KLD1813
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Grabbed a banana pudding for dessert for my girls on a trip to NYC. They absolutely loved it. All of their items looked delicious but their banana pudding is next level. Homemade with chunks of banana and pie crust. Super Convenient for travelers making their way through Grand Central.

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Thank Chad G
Casablanca, Morocco
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Red velvet cake, pumpkin pie, vanilla cheesecake... everything is so good there ! Quite pricy but the sizes are huuge. Always over crowded but this bakery definitly worth the wait.

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Thank Sosonh
Syracuse, New York
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't had Magnolia's banana pudding in your lifetime, than you are missing out! The vanilla pudding is creamy and the layers of vanilla wafers give it a nice touch of cookie every so often. The prices are fair for the product you're getting. They have come out with the newer flavors such as chocolate and peanut butter pudding,... More 

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United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only managed to get the red velvet cheesecake, which was delicious. Wish I got to try the banana pudding, which its famous for.

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Thank Itsmekirsty
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129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by the location at Grand Central around lunch and there was only a small line! We ordered a half dozen cupcakes, medium banana pudding and a lemonade. I will say the cupcakes are a little overly sweet to me (except the egg nog). The banana pudding was a favorite among our party of 4 and the lemonade, wow. The... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious treats from the famous Magnolia Bakery! My family was happy to make it here and try their things and they live up to the hype! I normally don't seek banana pudding, but if you like it...you've got to try this. Lusicious. I can't believe how reasonable the prices are here for a slice of heaven. Cookies and the cheesecake... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:30
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 00:30
Saturday
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-682-3588

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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