Cake Shop

Cake Shop

Rock Club, Café, and Coffee Shop
152 Ludlow St (Btwn Stanton St & Rivington St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Hours:
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 AM
Reservations:
No
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
Yes

Emerging bands downstairs every night of the week. Cafe and Bar upstairs, all day and all night with good music all the time. Check in often for new specials.

7.6/10

Based on 249 votes

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    chi s.
    "late night hang for coffee/tea and/or alcohol with cake and cookies!"(13 Tips)
    Sean N.
    "Great vegan baked goods(and this is coming from a non-vegan!)"(2 Tips)
    stephiedoo
    "Vegan cupcakes and delicious Chai Tea."(9 Tips)
    alex b.
    "vegan cookies on a nice spring day."(2 Tips)
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  • cake
  • downstairs
  • record
  • vegan food
  • cupcakes
  • cookies
  • coffee
  • good for a late night
  • music
  • intimate
  • tea
  • beer
  • wifi
  • happy hour
  • boozy drinks
  • cozy
  • cute
  • wine
  • whoopie pies
  • chai
  • Jorge O.

    Chip option to Piano's

    Jorge Orpinel · 5 days ago
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  • Melissa R.

    Cake? Music? Hot toddies? This place is a gem.

    Melissa Rosenthal · March 23
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  • Marissa S.

    If you don't get a cupcake here then you've made an awful mistake! The downstairs venue is the perfect space for an intimate show.

    Marissa Stuart · February 26
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  • Sean N.

    Great vegan baked goods(and this is coming from a non-vegan!) Friendly bar staff, cozy atmosphere.

    Sean Nickley · January 18
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  • K. cappa W.

    A place open late that you can get cake, hot chocolate, craft beer, specialty drinks, good music and live music? How can you not like it?

    K. cappa Way · January 16
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  • Marcello Pereira

    Lugar divertido pra tomar um café !preço justo

    Marcello Pereira · December 28, 2014
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  • Fabrizio F.

    If you want to escape the tourist crowd in the village, just come here. Nice atmosphere, good beers, friendly staff.

    Fabrizio Fasulo · November 29, 2014
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  • Shah

    Nice spot, but not sure I'd go here for the (ten) records.

    Shah · September 1, 2014
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  • MIllie M.

    The Best is the vintage records for sale.

    MIllie M · August 21, 2014
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  • Arié M.

    Very cool space for a baron the evening Great music too

    Arié Moyal · August 8, 2014
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  • Taylor G.

    Music, drinks, coffee

    Taylor Gerard · August 7, 2014
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  • Nina R.

    #thedeadbluesea

    Nina Rissmann · May 15, 2014
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  • Radhika Tandon

    They don't carry jack Daniels -__-

    Radhika Tandon · April 19, 2014
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  • Alan S.

    I got baked at the Cake Shop!

    Alan Shain · April 3, 2014
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  • Wyngspan

    Cafe and bar with up and coming bands playing downstairs every night of the week. Give it a trust rating to help spread the word: http://bit.ly/1fciZzd

    Wyngspan · January 24, 2014
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  • Shanna J.

    Kate Flavin!!!

    Shanna Jones · January 3, 2014
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  • Artie T.

    Bartender in the basement rocks!

    Artie Tan · November 1, 2013
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  • SPIN

    Delcious pastries and sandwiches upstairs.

    SPIN · October 15, 2013
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  • Compass

    The legendary venue is a record store, bar, music venue, and pastry shop all rolled into one.

    Compass · July 23, 2013
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  • chi s.

    great cafe au lait. fun place for a late night hang for coffee/tea and/or alcohol with cake and cookies!

    chi shi · April 14, 2013
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  • tara l.

    Bar staff both up and down are gorgeous, living dolls. Great drinks, nice chats. ♥

    tara loversidge-nixon · March 24, 2013
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  • VAISHALI 😄

    Sit down,drink a couple of beers during happy hour and write. Let words fly to you.

    VAISHALI 😄 · January 12, 2013
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  • The Wild Honey Pie

    This is one hell of a small rock shop. The best of the best play HERE (or Pianos) first.

    The Wild Honey Pie · January 11, 2013
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  • CMJ

    Indie-rock still has a home in Manhattan at Cake Shop. The ceiling is low and the stage non-existent, so get there early and get to the front if you want to see the latest rising stars.

    CMJ · August 29, 2012
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  • Party Earth

    “If you want to see the band, you’ll have to get next to the speakers by the stage. Bring earplugs if you don’t want ringing ears for a few days.” More at http://www.partyearth.com/venues/cake-shop.

    Party Earth · April 4, 2012
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  • Josh C.

    start band, play show here.

    Josh Carrafa · February 27, 2012
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  • Gary M.

    they do PG tips

    Gary Mason · February 22, 2012
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  • Belle C.

    love cakes here!

    Belle Ciano · February 20, 2012
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  • Ear Candy Go: Music

    The small space lets you get real close to the band, but it can also get really loud so bring earplugs if you have a pair. Read more

    Ear Candy Go: Music · January 27, 2012
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  • Anthony C.

    If you run into Henry Rollins, don't look him in the eyes.

    Anthony Ciolino · January 14, 2012
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  • Marcus M.

    A great place to lounge, listen to new music and work. Bring you laptop and order a mocha. :)

    Marcus Mills · January 10, 2012
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  • Alexandrea T.

    Love this space! Two for one happy hour a bonus. So glad I came back to support an old local favorite!

    Alexandrea Thomsen · December 30, 2011
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  • Mick M.

    Mr. Dream will be playing the NYTAPER CMJ showcase at Cake Shop on Thursday 10/20/11 at 5:45 PM

    Mick Management · October 19, 2011
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  • Village Voice

    Craving an explosive late night snack? Say hello to the Cake Shop's Peanut Butter Bomb.

    Village Voice · September 19, 2011
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  • Ashley L.

    $15 long iced tea- wasn't even good. Stick to beer or wine. I often find the baked goods not very "good".

    Ashley Lempka · September 4, 2011
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  • NabeWise

    Incredible cake & great local bands!

    NabeWise · August 30, 2011
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  • Karin R.

    Cute space!! Strong drinks!! I really wanna cookie :p

    Karin Rendelman · August 14, 2011
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  • JAF

    Get your Pilgrim Passport at www.campus-stellae.org

    JAF · August 12, 2011
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  • Nikki P.

    Great for a morning coffee and cupcake, an afternoon beer, or a late night glass of wine. This will always be my favorite hide away in NYC. Read more

    Nikki Pamani · July 26, 2011
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  • AKA M.

    Try to do freelance work for these guys and get paid on time / at all...good luck!

    AKA MEDIA SYSTEM · June 24, 2011
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  • doug t.

    Perfect for catching up I'm coding projects. Byo tethering

    doug tangren · May 28, 2011
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  • Alysse

    Seek out Robicelli's cupcakes here. They are all good.

    Alysse · April 5, 2011
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  • Diego R.

    This café serves a variety of cakes, teas, coffee, and let’s not forget to mention the record store in the back room. Read more

    Diego Rufo · April 5, 2011
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  • Lyds

    Tragically awful service... was 1 of 5 ppl in the whole place and just sat there for 10 min without being waited on,,, f that

    Lyds · March 27, 2011
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  • L

    Can't help but feel the basement room is a fire trap, especially when it's packed for a live band. Take note of the emergency exits!

    L · February 28, 2011
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  • Allan B.

    The wifi is dodgy nowadays. Forget about using the internet...

    Allan Beaufour · February 26, 2011
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  • Lawrence L.

    Funky seating, chairs are too high and tables are too low. These cookies are vegan?

    Lawrence Liu · February 8, 2011
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  • Laurie D.

    Bands for cheap downstairs, better vibe than Piano's

    Laurie DePrete · November 14, 2010
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  • daniele w.

    stick to beer, mixed drinks here are overpriced and not that strong

    daniele withoneL · September 21, 2010
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  • eoghans

    Nick and Andy are even dope-r than the vegan baked goods.

    eoghans · September 20, 2010
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