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Aug 31, 2008 07:10 PM

Quality Bakery near 52nd and broadway?

My wife and I are visiting next week and have most of our lunches and dinners planned out but we are wanting to see if there is any good bakeries within walking distance of our Hotel to grab a quick bite and coffee.

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  1. if you like cupcakes, buttercup is on 2nd ave. b/w 51 and 52, a bit of a walk for you across town. i really like their cupcakes. i would say the stuff in that area is not the best quality. i recently stayed near there too. if you get a chance to go downtown, go to bruno bakery on west broadway b/w bleecker and houston. also if you get a chance and want a really fun experience, try tea and sympathy on greenwich near 6th ave. it's british and you have to wait outside if it's crowded but it's so worth it. you get scones and clotted cream, finger sandwiches and yummy desserts on a three-tiered tray along with your own unique pot of tea. i'm a big fan of this place. one of my favorite jewish bakeries is moishe's on 2nd ave near 7th street. you can't eat in though but if you want real jewish baked goods, this is the place. payard is a nice french patisserie on lexington bw 73rd and 74th, i think. but all of these are a cab/subway ride from you...sorry i can't think of anything nearby that is as good.

    1. You'll be within walking distance of Bouchon Bakery at the Time Warner Center (go to the takeout section not the sit down restaurant), as well as the take out component of Petrossian (they have a sit down restaurant too) as well as Amy's Bread. There's also a Le Pain Quotidien very close by, if you don't mind a chain.

      Bouchon Bakery
      10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

      Amy's Bread
      672 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

      182 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

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      1. re: kathryn

        Second Bouchon and Amy's -- never tried Petrossian.

      2. Amy's and Bouchon are very good. If you want to try something a little different go to Kyotofu
        they are on 9th ave and 49th street. The miso mini cupcakes are amazing.

        1. Brasserie Cognac on 55th and Broadway has a lovely little bakery...

          1. Amy's on Ninth Ave is by far your best bet.