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Breads Bakery

18 E 16th St, New York City, NY 10003-3111
+1 212-697-1463
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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07:30 - 20:00All hours
$$ - $$$
18 E 16th St, New York City, NY 10003-3111
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1 - 10 of 207 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

When a friend brought me to Breads boasting that the bakery did the best babka in the city, I was skeptical. My friend was not wrong - I ended buying two chocolate babkas to take back home and everyone is wowed! Staff are helpful and...More

Thank Ibti_za
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Ordered the croissants with egg and cheese and it was colder than the overpriced small iced tea. Go elsewhere for a quick breakfast.

Thank AlexBuckFL
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're sorry to hear that the sandwich you ordered was cold, Alex. We always want everything we serve to be freshly made and for you to love every bite. Our apologies for the frustration. Best, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 8 July 2017

The bread and pastries are very good though somewhat pricey. You can also get sandwiches and coffee.

Thank SaW43
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

We're glad you enjoyed everything you tried! Thanks for leaving your support. I hope you'll visit us again soon. Until next time, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I bought the self proclaimed "NYC's best Chocolate Babka" from here and a cinnamon roll from her. Both turned out to be fairly ordinary. And the chocolate babka was extremely expensive for chocolate on bread!More

Thank TravelBugN
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

I'm sorry to see that you weren't wowed by the treats you got with us. We put lots of care into hand creating each babka loaf, and we use the highest quality ingredients available. I'm disappointed that didn't come through when you came by, though....More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Bobka is now up to $14.95. Sorry folks. Quality is important, which they have, but as much as they want to tell you it's the cost of the ingredients... it's not. It's greed folks. Not even normal inflation as price has doubled in less then...More

Thank Mario A
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Slightly pricey, but the quality is to notch. I'll definitely stop back when I'm in the area again. Almond croissants in particular were delicious. I sat inside for a while and that was also nice.

Thank Kasey C
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

The almond croissants are a great choice, Kasey! Thanks for coming by. We can't wait until next time. Best, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Everything is ultra fresh and delicious. We had a chocolate babka, cheese danish, and a tasty cheddar cheese croissant. Everything was delicious.

1  Thank Chris W
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Those are all great choices, Chris! The cheese croissants are some of my favorites. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon! Best wishes, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 5 June 2017

the bread sandwiches are outstanding , very fresh and tasty almost like in Israel - the desserts and chocolate bakes are outstanding

Thank badbaruch57
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

It's great to hear that you're a fan! Thanks for coming by and checking us out. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Popped in for a quick coffee and some wifi to Breads and Bakery. Read the review and got my expectations up very high. And as a café I was a bit disappointed. Not so cosy as I would have expected. But on the other hand,...More

Thank Jonas F
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

I'm sorry to hear that you weren't wowed when you came by, Jonas, but we're glad you enjoyed everything overall. I hope you'll give us another shot soon -- I know we can leave an even better impression. Best wishes, Sara Foster, Manager

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice place for breakfast! Worth visiting for a delicious assortment of fine bakery delights. Nice coffee. And of course chocolate babka just perfect. I can also add the almond croissant as a suggestion. The place is self service, very kind staff.

Thank mf2006
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your breakfast here! Thanks for taking the time to leave your support. We hope you'll visit again next time you're in our part of town. Best wishes, Sara Foster, Manager

Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set
amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron
District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd
Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building,
which makes a good picture no matter what angle you
photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
neighborhood is part of a historic district that was
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 20:00
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
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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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