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Light's Bake Shop

American, Cafe, Diner
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211 W 2nd St, Elmira, NY 14901-2711
+1 607-732-5600
06:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 20:00
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Corning, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best cookies around. Stop whenever in town and grab a few. Always fresh and delicious. Highly recommend

Thank aircotim
Elmira, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lights restaurant/bakery is a long standing part of our city. Delicious cakes, doughnuts, and small restaurant. Wonderful place to eat!

1 Thank Rose R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The restaurant is light airy, staff is very helpful and friendly. The food is great home cooked food. Their black and white (Half Moon) cookies are similar to the top of a "fresh just out of the oven" chocolate or vanilla cupcake with black/white frosting. People will go back to Light's Bake Shop for years because of their food and... More 

1 Thank Mactripper2015
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy going to Light's Bakery. The food is good, atmosphere is good, and the staff is excellent and friendly. The food comes promptly. The menu is diner food, but the many choices makes it easy to have a light or more filling meal. Pies and other desserts are great as well.

1 Thank Kathy G
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I've eaten there 3 times this week for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Breakfast was decent...fries eggs, ham & toast. Lunch-Unfortunately, the food has no taste. The 'Big Burger' wasn't even good...how do you mess up a Berger? The signature apple dumpling with caramel was just OK. The caramel was thin, not warm & there wasn't enough to even taste. Dinner-fried... More 

Thank OilerATC
Nashville, TN
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153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Have not been to Lights Bakery in a number of years since moving to a different state, but when we are in New York State we always drive to Elmira for cookies, cakes, breads, brownies, and to sit down in the diner portion of the bakery for a cup of coffee and a goodie. Everything is home made and so... More 

Thank Irmi E
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This used to be a great place to grab a cake, cookies or half moons but that it not the case anymore. The quality has gone down. I used to have to go there when we went to see my husbands family but that is no longer the case. Cookies are stale and sometimes hard. The jelly in the donuts... More 

1 Thank Nancy R
Buffalo, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I have fond memories of half moons from this bakery and my visit today didn't disappoint in that respect. Moist and very chocolate. YUM. Unfortunately I also had breakfast. The coffee was fine but the western omelet was tasteless. Even the rye toast was under flavored. The waitstaff was pleasant and welcoming. My recommendation is to stick with coffee and... More 

1 Thank Chris14223
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lights has been around and a fixture in Elmira for a long time. There's a definite sense of community. It's a bakery and a diner/cafe. They have an extensive menu but I always think about Lights for breakfast. I recently had Lights homemade Texas Cinnamon French Toast. It was amazing! I also love their rice pudding. You can order off... More 

1 Thank Dr. Bob D
Horseheads, New York
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great place for breakfast. Fast service and they have all the breakfast food groups. Good atmosphere with many regulars there.

1 Thank Edward L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 W 2nd St, Elmira, NY 14901-2711
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: +1 607-732-5600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?