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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“banana pudding” (234 reviews)
“cupcakes” (520 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10020-1522
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1 - 10 of 942 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In my opinion the star item at Magnolia is the banana pudding. Lots of bakeries make good cupcakes, cookies, etc; but who makes banana pudding. They are now making other variations of the banana pudding. A must try. The shop is in a cute corner...More

Thank frugalmamma
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Felt like I paid more for the novelty and namesake then quality of the food. For the cost I would have expected a little more which is why I rated at 3. I could get a fresher and larger cupcake elsewhere.

Thank Smithers_TN
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The line moves quick- but there is no where to eat your treats. Grab everything and then head outside to find a place to pause and eat. You won’t be the only one.

Thank tigerfood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought we’d give it a try but it is 100% overrated. My cupcake was not moist at all. Icing was way too sweet. They put my one cupcake in a box that fits two. What a waste. The setup is horrible. There are different stations...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for the cupcakes but everything looks absolutely delightful! I really should branch out and try something other than a cupcake.

Thank Meghan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You've probably heard the hype around the banana puddings here at Magnolia Bakery - believe it! I came to this Magnolia Bakery twice in a week's stay in NYC. The first time I strayed away from the original vanilla flavour and had the chocolate pudding...More

2  Thank spuffy_c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? This place is cute and conveniently located, though not the famous location many people will know from Sex and The City it is still a fun place to visit. I’ve visited a few times and the cupcakes can be...More

Thank _AliCar3_
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard such amazing things about this bakery that it is likely there was no way for it to match my expectations. The carrot cake was very good but somehow I was still a little disappointed.

Thank Mac D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have wanted to try this bakery for some time. Finally on my last visit to New York I got the chance and it was worth the wait. So many tempting treats. They have cupcakes, cookies, cheesecakes, muffins and just about anything your sweet tooth...More

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Its a tough call, but thee cupcakes were on par with the Georgetown cupcakes we had in Washington. They were both yum! The staff here were probably a bit better and had a good suggestion to help us pick our last cupcake of the six...More

Thank b_long176
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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