The City Bakery

Bakery, Café
$ $
3 W 18th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 366-1414
7:30am - 6:00pm
7:30am - 6:00pm
7:30am - 6:00pm
7:30am - 6:00pm
7:30am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 7:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm



  • I love the setting in here with the lighting and massive space. Sit up above, have a cookie and contemplate your life while people watching. -Yigit Pura, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Must try: the incredibly rich hot chocolate with fat, house-made marshmallows and the moist melted chocolate-chip cookies.
  • Get there before their famous Hot Chocolate Festival ends and you can get goodness like creamy stout hot chocolate, malted milk hot chocolate, and bourbon hot chocolate.
  • have lunch here. sit upstairs by the balcony so you can look down at the crowd
  • get the homemade marshmallow with your hot chocolate.
  • Try the pretzel croissant - expensive but worth it
  • Hot chocolate festival the whole of February
  • sit upstairs at the bar and get a great view
  • The pretzel croissants are the best croissants in NYC, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: NYC Edition."
  • Everybody's all about the hot chocolate and choc. chip cookies, but you can eat healthy with a plate of the tastiest salad bar in the city and then reward yourself with a peanut butter cookie.
  • Pretzel Croissant!
  • Make sure to check out their yearly hot chocolate festival, featuring special varieties daily.
  • I found the meaning of life in a cup of hot chocolate
  • Carlos at the juice bar....friendly, peppy in the morning and he knows his stuff.
  • (^-^)/
  • Dunk a delicious chocolate chip cookie into the pure, thick and smooth, liquefied chocolate.
  • Splurge on their world-famous chocolate chip cookies, but save a few calories by ordering a coffee with skim milk or a cup of their delicious tea.
  • The place is very cute, but the hot chocolate is terrible and the price was ridiculous.
  • City Bakery's hot chocolate is a classic for a reason. It's thick and rich, almost like pudding and incredibly chocolate-y. Add a homemade marshmallow and you got dessert for 2 people.
  • Best in a cold day, come here to warm up with the best hot chocolate in town (humongous marshmellow included!)

Nearby places

btwn Broadway & Union Sq E (btwn E 14th & E 17th St)
1 Union Sq W (btwn 14th & 17th St)
620 Avenue of the Americas (btwn W 18th & W 19th St)