The best homestyle treats in all of NYC. This tiny bakery on the western end of Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village serves up awesome cakes, cookies, pies, etc. My favorites include the simple cupcakes with buttercream frosting, apple (or blueberry) crumble and banana cream pudding. You will also find an assortment that usually includes carrot cake, German chocolate cake, red velvet cake... the list goes on and on
Have a latte or homemade lemonade while you're there, but be prepared to enjoy it outside on one of the neighborhood benches. The Magnolia Bakery offers only limited seating so as to accomodate the line that invariably snakes through the tiny shop.
The service is a toss-up. Some days, the staff is friendly and helpful. Other times, you'll be sorry you bothered... until you take your first bite of the cupcake, banana pudding or whatever you were lucky enough to buy.
401 Bleecker Street (corner of W. 11th Street). To get there, your best bet is to take the 1/9 train to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square. While standing on Seventh Avenue South, orient yourself by looking at the traffic which flows in a downtown direction. Walk with the traffic until you reach Bleecker Street. Turn right and you'll be heading, for the most part, west. [Bleecker does turn to the northwest if you walk on it long enough.] The Magnolia bakery is on the NE corner of the intersection approximately five or six blocks from the corner of Seventh and Bleecker.
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