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City Bakery

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Flatiron District
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3 W 18th St, At 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10011-4610
+1 212-366-1414
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Today
07:30 - 19:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 19:00
Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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Atlantic Beach, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Amazing delicious food. Magic in your mouth. A lot of the salads are made from locally grown produce from the Union Square Green Market. Great staff.

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Thank smartin11509
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I had hot chocolate and a chocolate cookie and it was good amazing and rich! It's like drinking melted chocolate! I would recommend a shot size if you aren't a big sweets person!

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Thank Laken F
New York City, New York
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414 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Cavernous with upstairs seating, it is your typical trendy New York coffee shop. Good for chats because of the space and location. But might want to know both Mashable and Gizmodo Media Group staff hang out there a lot so talk at your own risk :-)

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New York, NY
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The City Bakery is not only the home of the finest hot chocolate (home made marshmallows) in NYC, but possibly the world. And their baked goods are as good as they get. Fluffy, oversized, delicious. Magical if you ask me. Good for the entire family, friends, clients, etc. and they serve some of the best Macaroni and Cheese on the... More 

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Thank MusicFlyer
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to city bakery dozens of time to grab a coffee on the run and only taken my coffee inside a few times. The A/C never quite seems to be working so if you're looking for a place to cool down you might reconsider. Menu was non-existent the last time I was in there and it almost seemed... More 

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Thank Laura V
Norfolk, Virginia
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Two friend recommended this place - but we were NOT impressed. Their web site lists all kinds of wonderful pastries, but when we arrived on Sunday morning at 9am (their opening time on Sundays - why so late?!?), there were only 4 pastries to choose from. WTH? So we got the City Muffin (pull apart with cinnamon, walnuts and raisins).... More 

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Thank LittleDolores
Los Cabos, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for a fast break fast, between 3 we tried the croissant pretzel, chocolate chip cookie, capresse paninni and capuccinos. The capuccinos were great and intense, the paninni was flavorfull and the pretzel-croissant was amazing.

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Thank JPiturbide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We chose to go here after reading it served one of the best hot chocolates in New York - it really did, the hot chocolate is a rich cocoa flavour and really delicious. However, the cakes were what did it for us.We loved the place so much we went there for breakfast twice, we had bakers muffins, chocolate croissants, and... More 

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Thank jamespa28
Kansas City, MO
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Came here before and decided to try on a Sunday morning to see what they had. The one unique thing that caught my eye was Carmelized French Toast. It was a thick slice of white bread that had been grilled and created a crusty outside, very chewy. I am not sure that the bread had been soaked in egg custard... More 

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Thank KaneoheBoy
New York City
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120 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

City Bakery is one of those places where you can find people socializing while sipping lattes or their amazing hot chocolate with their giant giant homemade marshmallow (not recommended for diabetics) and eating one of their amazing sweets, such as the French toast. They also have a buffet per the lb of uninteresting dishes like fried catfish and some interesting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 19:00
Thursday
07:30 - 19:00
Friday
07:30 - 19:00
Saturday
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 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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