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City Bakery

3 W 18th St, At 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10011-4610
+1 212-366-1414
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 W 18th St, At 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10011-4610
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are those crazy Brits that like to scour new places for the best Hot Chocolate... and we found it. Back in the day it was Max Brenner’s that wore the crown but this place offers the thickest and most luxuriant Hot Chocolate Manhattan has...More

3  Thank MustBeSaid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the City Bakery every time we visit NYC. It’s just the best ambience to enjoy watching New Yorkers going about their busy days while you are having a relaxing breakfast or lunch. It’s cafeteria style so grab a table, take a tray...More

Thank marilynkatherine
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I loved coming to City bakery and grabbing a quick bite - not only was it a literal smorgasbord of choice; everything was delicious especially the Pretzel Croissants; a must visit!

Thank c0c0le0
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Suggested by a friend who lives in town that this is a serious and proper bakery famous with the pretzel croissant, big one for a snack for me, and yes, i love it so much. Crusty buttery sesame crispy combination of pretzel and croissant has...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We had the salted caramel hot chocolate and it was way too sweet. The consistency is like soup--very syrupy-but compared to that style of hot chocolate we enjoyed in Madrid, this was overly sweet. Manhattan pricing can always be an eye opener but a small...More

1  Thank dbrown46
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Tasty spot for a coffee and a pastry. Full of NYC's hustle and bustle. Great place to take a load off, have a good CUP of coffee and watch the City go by.

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

the most decadent hot chocolate, with the largest marshmallows found here!!! the decor is very rustic... i love the scale to weight yourself, before the restroom! City Bakery offers a vast variety of organic goodies, made fresh!

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Came here with my wife, the hot chocolate with marshmallow and the pretzel croissant were awesome. The hot chocolate is almost like a soup consistency, but excellent. The pretzel croissant was flaky and had a unique taste, it was great. Not cheap but nothing in...More

Thank Jnowak1205
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Personally, I thought the hot chocolate was too chocolately. It felt like drinking pure melted chocolate. The hot chocolate was not cheap and I could barely drink any of it because of how sweet it was. The homemade marshmallow was good though.

1  Thank farrelma
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Have now been here twice by invitation and can't say I would ever return unless under duress. Confusing ordering process, long lines, food not well labeled, extremely loud, altogether unpleasant dining atmosphere, over-priced, I have to ask for a napkin (?!?!). I could go on....More

1  Thank Traveller2010NYC
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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9 April 2018|
Response from dbrown46 | Reviewed this property |
That is a question you should send directly to the bakery, especially if you have food preferences or allergies.
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 W 18th St, At 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10011-4610
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-366-1414
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