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mcm1900 Dec 4, 2011 10:28 PM

My brother's bday is saturday, and he loves coconut cake. Magnolia's version is pretty great, but I've gotten it for him in the past and I was wondering if there was any exceptional coconut cake in the city that I might be missing. Anyone know where to get the best coconut cake? Thanks!

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Magnolia Bakery
401 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

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    kathryn Dec 5, 2011 06:49 AM

    Balthazar Bakery makes great coconut cake.

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    Balthazar
    80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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      uwsgrazer Dec 8, 2011 07:43 PM

      All this talk about coconut cake prompted me to buy a slice when I happened to be by Balthazar this afternoon. Yum!

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      Balthazar
      80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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      Blumie Dec 5, 2011 12:42 PM

      Minetta Tavern serves an insanely good coconut cake. Perhaps someone knows where they source it or if it's available whole.

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      Minetta Tavern
      113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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        kathryn Dec 5, 2011 01:18 PM

        It's the same one from Balthazar Bakery:
        http://articles.sfgate.com/2011-10-16...

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          Blumie Dec 6, 2011 05:59 AM

          I'm glad we're in agreement, then, on its deliciousness!

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            kathryn Dec 6, 2011 08:43 AM

            And I don't even like coconut usually!

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          uwsister Dec 7, 2011 01:45 AM

          Definitely Minetta Tavern's cake.

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          Minetta Tavern
          113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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          redcurrant Dec 5, 2011 07:13 PM

          Apple Cafe Bakery, 24 W. 8th St, in the West Village, has the best coconut cake I've had in ages.
          They're open daily 7 am - 11 pm, 212 432 4300.

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          Apple Cafe Bakery
          24 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

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            adido Dec 6, 2011 10:36 AM

            Buttercup bakeshop has a really good one. 2nd ave and 51st i think.

            from their website:
            Coconut Cake
            A yellow cake with coconut filling between the layers. Frosted with gooey meringue and topped with shredded coconut.
            3 layer 9" $44
            3 layer 7" $28

            http://buttercupbakeshop.com/menu/eas...

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            Buttercup Bake Shop
            973 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022

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              forestqueen56 Jan 11, 2012 03:12 AM

              I love Buttercup's coconut cake too, but will have to try the one at Balthazar's as mentioned above.

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              mahler5 Dec 6, 2011 07:32 PM

              No contest. Good Enough to Eat on Amsterdam and 84th. Truly.

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              Good Enough to Eat
              483 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

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                mahler5 Dec 7, 2011 07:43 PM

                I've had all the cakes mentioned except for Minetta Tavern. Good Enough to Eat is what you want. If you don't live nearby, call ahead to make sure it's fresh that day.

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                Pookipichu Dec 7, 2011 11:32 AM

                Billy's Bakery makes a meringue coconut cake. If you willing to order outer boroughs, Baked does my favorite coconut cake in NYC.

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                Billy's Bakery
                184 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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                  mcm1900 Dec 8, 2011 01:09 PM

                  Thanks guys! I tried to order from Balthazar but they're only making the 10", so I called good enough to eat. Hope he likes it!

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                    forestqueen56 Jan 11, 2012 03:14 AM

                    Oh my gosh, meringue coconut cake, my two favorite things together.

                    Where exactly is Baked.

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                      squid kun Jan 11, 2012 08:17 AM

                      Red Hook, Brooklyn ... http://www.chow.com/restaurants/2981/...

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                        forestqueen56 Jan 12, 2012 01:42 AM

                        Thank you.

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                      Funkalicious Jan 11, 2012 08:15 AM

                      Before I opened this thread, I was hoping someone would of said Billy's Bakery.

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                        Pookipichu Jan 11, 2012 08:28 AM

                        I love the flavor of the coconut cake at Billy's, I just wish it wasn't so sweet. If I'm in the area, I go to Doughnut Plant for my coconut fix.

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                        Doughnut Plant
                        220 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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                          Blumie Jan 11, 2012 01:58 PM

                          Of the ones mentioned in this thread, I've had the ones from Billy's and from Minetta, at least twice each. There's no contest: the one from Minetta is (approximately) a kazillion times better.

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                        apples Jan 11, 2012 07:26 PM

                        Also, ELi's on the UES has an incredible one as does Lady M

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                        Eli's Manhattan
                        1411 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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