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Breads Bakery

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18 E 16th St, New York City, NY 10003-3111
+1 212-697-1463
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06:30 - 21:00
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Florida
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This famous bakery cafe is a perfect for a quick munch and a cup of coffee. While in there, seeing the various offering of bread which was freshly baked in the huge premise.

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Thank D K
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this review

I'm really glad you think so! Thanks so much for spreading the word. We hope to see you again soon! All my best, Sara Foster, Manager More 

Hindhead
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154 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good thing that this bakery isn't close to our apartment or I'd need to be sectioned with a gastric bypass! We only had the sweet muesli bread, pain au raisin and a sample of the quiche which was dangled seductively within arms reach. The coffee was good, too. The place was buzzing with happy customers who were dizzy... More 

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Thank Auberiginas
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this review

It sounds like you've made awesome choices here! Thanks so much for coming by and checking us out. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! All my best, Sara Foster, Manager More 

New York City, New York
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bakery is the best. The nutella babka is unbelievable. You'll want to eat it every day!! The rest of the breads are also excellent. Go to this location or many of the others in the city. Great choice..

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Thank letsgovamos
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this review

I'm so glad you're a fan of our babka! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your support. I hope you'll come back and see us again really soon! All my best, Sara Foster, Manager More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely Cafe with great cake. Close to Union square. Try babca or chocolate coconut cake, both are a safe choice. :)

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Thank Christian M
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this review

Those are good recommendations, Christian! Thanks for coming by and checking us out. We hope to see you again really soon! All the best, Sara Foster, Manager More 

New York City, New York
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122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Truthfully, I'm addicted. Bad, very bad! I started going the day they opened, and now it has become habitual. The chocolate babka is definitely the best i have EVER had! The cinnamon is good, but no comparison!!!!!! All of the danishes are fresh and perfect! The breads are amazing...start with the cheese sticks, i usually finish one before i get... More 

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Thank labmom13
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you've continued to come by for all this time! Thanks for all the kind words. We're looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Sara Foster, Manager More 

New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This bakery always has fresh pastries and it's signature babka ! Always busy so be patient. It's a little pricey but worth it by NYC standards .

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Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear that you're a fan! Thanks for taking the time to leave your support here. We hope you'll come by again soon. All my best, Sara Foster, Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

No matter where you are staying in New York, it's worth it to visit. Small place with limited seating, but no problem for us, as we took our goodies to Union Square and sat outside in the park. We had tarts, ruguleh and of course, their awesome babkah. Yum!

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Thank Stewart F
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this review

It sounds like you made great choices here, Stewart! I'm so glad you're a fan. We hope you'll come visit us again next time you're in the city. All my best, Sara Foster, Manager More 

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123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic bakery; my mouth was literally watering walking in the door. Everything was fresh and delicious. We especially enjoyed the cheese danish, cinnamon roll, and chocolate Babka, but you really can't go wrong. If you love pastries, you don't want to miss this place!

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Thank AsicsGEL77
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you're a fan -- we always want you to enjoy your experience from the moment you walk in the door. We hope to see you again next time you're in our area! All the best, Sara Foster, Manager More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Best bread and bakery in the city. Nice location and friendly service. Pleasant place to have a snack and excellent coffee.

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Thank Sasha L
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you're a fan, Sasha! Thanks for stopping by for coffee and a snack. We're looking forward to next time! All the best, Sara Foster, Manager More 

New York City, New York
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped by pre-theater to try the famous babka and rugelach and were not disappointed. They only had chocolate rugelach and though it was yummy --it's pretty pricey, even for NYC, at $2 PER PIECE! The chocolate babka was more reasonably priced at $15 for a loaf of melt in your mouth perfection.. definitely worth checking out.

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Thank Wanderlust2340
Sara F, Owner at Breads Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by and checking us out! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the babka. I hope you enjoyed your show! We'd love to see you again next time you're in the area. All the best, Sara Foster, Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 20:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E 16th St, New York City, NY 10003-3111
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-697-1463
Description
Our bakery believes in artisanal, handmade, traditional baking techniques which is why we have the factory and oven on site. Most of the breads we bake are made with whole grains and go through a slow proofing process, which sharpens and improves the taste. We select only the finest ingredients and, when possible, use natural and organic ingredients. The bakery bakes both sweet and savory items. The cafe serves premium coffee, next to light meals, made from fresh products that just came out of the oven.

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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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