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City Bakery

$$ - $$$
Flatiron District
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3 W 18th St, At 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10011-4610
+1 212-366-1414
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 19:00
Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended to me by a friend who used to live in NYC. I found the food way too expensive, even by New York standards, and it wasn't worth all the hype. A handful of mac n cheese, although the tastiest food we got there, was ridiculous at $10. The baked items which I hoped would be the... More 

Thank AMMc15
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So delicious. The hot chocolate was incredible. You must get the marshmallow they offer with the hot chocolate. So rich, we had to share. The brownie was delish. We didn't have any of the savory items, I'm looking forward to trying them next time. The restaurant was clearly busy but did not feel very crowded. The staff was very friendly.

Thank robessjo
New York City, New York
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1,284 reviews
895 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 689 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular coffee and bakery place not far from Union Square. It's big, open and extremely popular. The bakery is pretty good here. The coffee is okay. My only complaint is how loud it is, its deafening! Seating at times is hard to come by. One of the problems is a lot of people just stay and sit on the... More 

Thank James S
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Nothing wrong with the place and it seems very popular. Went for their famous hot chocolate and homemade marshmallows and was very disappointed. I'm not a HUGE chocolate fan but I love hot chocolate, my boyfriend however is a chocolate lover. This hot chocolate tasted like straight up melted chocolate chips with a shot of milk mixed in. Way too... More 

Thank Sara C
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The hot chocolate was way to sweet I couldn't drink it but the caramelised French toast was out of this world!! So tasty and I would highly recommend! Also the ladies serving were lovely and very helpful!

Thank JenniGaff
Tel Aviv, Israel
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Where do I begin? I love love love this place! Sit and eat the big muffin (that I can't stop eating), drink very slowly their unbelievable cacao (which made from real melted chocolate) eating the marvelous pretzel croissant and do people watching. Fascinating!!!!!

Thank EithanBronshtein
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The pretzel croissant is the best thing here and the chocolate chip cookies terrific. Don't fall for the "do you want a homemade marshmallow w/your hot chocolate" since it adds something like $4 to your drink! Lunch can be yummy and brunch too but they weigh your scrambled eggs which I found weird. Go early since lunch time is jam... More 

Thank EasternTraveler1921
Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

You have to get the hot chocolate served with a fresh marshmallow. I had a morning bagel and it was good. You can skip the cinnamon raisin muffin thing though.

Thank James W
Apex, North Carolina
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My friend and I were getting tired and wanted a little pick me up, so we stopped by City Bakery. It's a large place that's airy, but it still was nice and cozy on a cold day. The girl working behind the counter was very friendly and answered any questions we had. I ordered a scone and black tea and... More 

Thank Josie A
Windermere, Florida
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I had this place on my must see list after reading rave reviews about the hot chocolate. I love chocolate and hot chocolate and was really looking forward to getting a cup. I was aware that the hot chocolate was more like a melted chocolate bar, and I was looking forward to it. The hot chocolate texture is just like... More 

Thank Michele0327

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

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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 home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighbourhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being the home of a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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