Justly famous for its rich hot chocolate, the bustling joint—conveniently located down the block from Books of Wonder—also offers tot-pleasing savories like chicken wings and mac and cheese, both sold by the pound.
|Venue name:||City Bakery||Contact:|
3 W 18th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7:30am–7pm, Sat 8am–7pm, Sun 10am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|
|Price:||Salad bar: $14 per pound. AmEx, MC, V|
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Overall I left disappointed. If you want good coffee and good bakery treats, City Bakery is a good choice. But if you want lunch food, go somewhere else. The selection was strange and pricey. I got the egg salad which had a lot of raw onion, raw tomatoes with mozzarella (just ok), and some kind of cold wheat noodles. Only option for salad was kale and not everyone loves kale salad these days. Pleasant customer service. Overall I dont think I will be back unless I want coffee and bakery treats.
It is one of my favorites in NYC. Great snacks, even better sweet treats. I especially love the Baker's muffin. Drinks (coffees and hot chocolate) are undoubtedly adequate, but I'd say far from what a European like me is used to have.
ordered the hot chocolate with marshmallow - if you're looking for that rich and smooth (and totally instagram-able) hot chocolate, I definitely recommend.
Their food doesn't look that fresh or innovating. I wouldn't come here for lunch. Their cookie and croissant is just ok. I also did NOT like their hot chocolate-is there something wrong with me? I tried many flavors of their hot chocolate, too from my friend who liked going there. Their coffee and muffins are not bad, WAY better than the cookies and croissants.
It is clean and spacious but the crowds can make it hard to work your way around the place. Also, the brown haired host or manager is very, very rude. She "asked' if she can help us, but it looked like she was pained to ask us. It is HOW you say " May I help you." Anyways, thank you for your business but no thanks.
Maybe this is the hot spot for East Coasters but West Coasters/Californian's do NOT like this place for the unfresh food and impolite/rude service.
City Bakery sits inside a beautiful building near Union Square. It’s pretty big, with a second floor mezzanine for sitting and eating. There’s a salad bar with a lot of fresh-looking, diverse options, so I can see why this place would be a draw for 9-to-fivers. I've only ever been for the hot chocolate, which I heard was incredible and is truly out of this world. The homemade marshmallow was So. Good. Forget those bagged marshmallows for s’mores: This was a totally different, melt-in-your-mouth experience. The hot chocolate is really sweet. I almost couldn't finish mine. And it's really pricey—$8 for a hot chocolate?? I wouldn't go regularly, but it's a real treat.