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Magnolia Bakery

Bakery, Cupcake Shop, and Coffee Shop$$$$
The Loop, Chicago
  • Jamie O.
    "Banana pudding, red velvet cake, and the cheesecakes are my favorite"(35 Tips)
    Diana C.
    "The icebox cake is delicious!"(4 Tips)
    Sarah G.
    "Chocolate Pudding and the Red Velvet Cheesecake are a must have!"(16 Tips)
    Rowena R.
    "The white chocolate and macadamia nut cheesecake is fab!"(21 Tips)
129 Tips and reviews
  • banana pudding
  • cupcakes
  • desserts
  • cake
  • cheesecake
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  • Vitalina S.
    Vitalina S.September 4, 2015
    This place is da bomb!! Honestly , their iced caramel coffee, cheesecake and Chicago cupcake it amazing!! A bit too sweet for me, but anyways one of fav places! Service is nice. Vibe adorable 💓
  • SEE R.
    The cheesecake was the best that I have ever had. The texture was perfect. The perfect amount of sweetness and creaminess. Vanilla bean, keylime and caramel pecan---delicious cheesecake...sooo good!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 13, 2013
    The ultra-creamy texture of the banana pudding is interrupted with small chunks of banana and, best of all, Nilla Wafers that turn to tender cake after bathing in the pudding for a day or two.
  • Alexandros P.
    Alexandros PlexidasDecember 6, 2014
    We tried the vanilla bean and the caramel pecan cupcakes. Both of them were delicious but not so different one from another, except for the topping. But anyway totally worth trying them!
  • Gnr
    GnrJune 30, 2015
    No need to exaggerate the banana pudding..too much butter and cream in it..tastes good but it's heavy..meşhur olduğu için banana puding denenebilir ama çok yağlı ve ağır bir puding.tadı fena değil..
  • Stefanie
    StefanieSeptember 17, 2014
    I like the old school bakery look and style of Magnolia and I won't turn down one of their cupcakes but I would pass this place up for Sprinkles any day of the week.
  • Kyle O.
    Kyle OttenhoffOctober 1, 2013
    It's good. It's a little bit over priced and you think you're getting a huge cupcake for what you pay but you're getting only a regular size cupcake if not a little bit smaller.
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzAugust 8, 2014
    I don't think I've ever been to another pastry shop that puts LESS care into packaging your purchases. They will smash & smear everything they box up for you so that it looks absolutely ugly.
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezSeptember 24, 2013
    Wait for the girl to put out samples. Then order a cupcake. The lemon one has a whipped frosting and has a bit of lemon custard stuffed inside it. Highly recommend!
  • Peter H.
    Peter HardersOctober 7, 2011
    You would think after opening several stores they'd know what they're doing. The order & check-out is confusing. It's bizarre they don't have enough treats during peak times. Hoping it gets better.
  • Julie T.
    Julie ThereseJanuary 3, 2012
    The red velvet is amazing! You gotta get it with the cream cheese frosting! Ask them if they can frost one for you fresh...sometimes the frosting can get "crusty".
  • Ë-Râe Š.
    Ë-Râe ŠheeñMarch 19, 2013
    I love meringue cookies in general but Magnolia's meringue icing has strong fishy smell and unpleasant raw egg taste. Maybe I had too much expectation because of their reputation.
  • Yagmur K.
    Yagmur K3 weeks ago
    The red velvet was the most driest dessert that I had, I didn't want to finish the mini one. Banana pudding may be good but the red velvet is so overrated
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 31, 2011
    The dense cake and achingly sweet frosting evoke nostalgia for kiddie birthday parties, but the cutesy lace curtains and not-too-sweet icebox cake are timeless. Read more
  • Rowena R.
    Rowena R.January 22, 2013
    Get the banana bread pudding! But if they're out, get a cheesecake! Best cheesecake I've ever had. The white chocolate and macadamia nut cheesecake is fab!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 20, 2011
    The dense cake and achingly sweet frosting evoke nostalgia for kiddie birthday parties, but the cutesy lace curtains and not-too-sweet icebox cake are timeless.
  • Aubrey L.
    Aubrey LynnFebruary 18, 2012
    Go to Sprinkles or, better yet, Molly's instead. Employees are either really nice or flat out rude. They wouldn't take my preorder for a "mix of 18 cupcakes." Expensive for an average cupcake.
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaOctober 19, 2013
    Cute place but the order and check out process still needs work. Of the three drinks we ordered, we had to send one back (not what we ordered), and they forgot to make another.
  • Joely L.
    Joely LaraJanuary 24, 2015
    The Red Velvet CheeseCake was soooo good! , and you could have that with their fresh water which is complimentary!
  • Diana C.
    Diana ChenOctober 13, 2011
    The icebox cake is delicious! And red velvet cupcake. Idk how they make their frosting but it is so light and tastes different from regular frosting.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    The red velvet with vanilla buttercream is the best of the bunch: richer than plain vanilla, more complex than chocolate, luscious and buttery but not overly sweet. Read more
  • Nely R.
    Nely ReyesJanuary 28
    Like and oldie and classic bakery, everything looked delicious and also the coffee is great! :D
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GadiJanuary 16
    Chocolate Pudding and the Red Velvet Cheesecake are a must have! Cozy place, but mediocre service.
  • My N.
    My NguyenMarch 24
    Had the blueberry cheesecake and the chocolate banana pudding. Cute bakery and cute desserts too! Fluffy and not too sweet :)
  • Pauline R.
    Pauline RemyMarch 14, 2013
    My cupcake was really good! (Caramel) and the friend i was with told me he preferred his to the one he took at Molly's cupcakes!
  • Adwa A.
    Adwa Az2 weeks ago
    I tried the milk chocolate cake at New York branch it was incredible unfortunately in this branch it's not the same, so far this place is better.
  • Leticia S.
    Leticia SilvaJanuary 23, 2015
    I tried the banana pudding and it was the extremely good! The staff is super nice, I really like this little bakery
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithApril 9, 2013
    I recommend the S'mores cupcake; the frosting is made from roasted marshmallows, and there is a surprise chocolate center.
  • Kate G.
    Kate GAugust 12, 2013
    Amazing.... Banana pudding to die for! Use to look forward to magnolias whenever I was in NYC but now it's in chi!!!! Yayyy!!!
  • sharif n.
    sharif nassrSeptember 9, 2012
    The banana pudding and peanut-butter & jelly cupcakes are to die for. Love the NYC, London, & Dubai locations also!
  • Brock G.
    Brock GregoryJanuary 25, 2013
    I can pass on the cupcakes but banana pudding is AWESOME!!!! I always make a stop when I'm visiting Chicago or NYC.
  • Taylor S.
    Taylor SAugust 9, 2013
    Best banana pudding ever!! Made with real, whole bananas. None of that premade, instant pudding stuff! Must try!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SpillmanSeptember 26, 2012
    The Apple muffin is unbelievable. Whoever thought huge huge chunks equalled deliciousity was absolutely brilliant.
  • Rohit S.
    Rohit SaneOctober 7, 2015
    Lot of people love the Banana pudding here, but I am in love with their Red Velvet cupcake and the German cake
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 17, 2012
    It's easy to see how the sweets here became a New York—and now international—addiction: It'd be healthier to mainline sugar than to eat one of these cupcakes. Read more
  • Chris W.
    Chris WilliamsOctober 31, 2013
    I love the friendly atmosphere of the place but as a baker and pastry chef myself I prefer my own goodies
  • John K.
    John KhuuJanuary 16, 2015
    Everyone working here looked like they hated themselves. For $3.50, the cupcakes were literally bite sized. Truly disappointed.
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 2, 2015
    The banana budding is amazing, the cakes are small but can feed two. Cute date spot.
  • Dan C.
    Dan CraigJuly 23, 2014
    Eat those cupcakes. Eat all the cupcakes. They also have a little gluten-free cakey thing.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca Miles-SteinerOctober 27, 2013
    Many members of the staff can be incredibly rude. Don't come here to overpay for a mediocre cupcake and snide service.
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MJanuary 16, 2013
    The cupcakes are mostly terrible but the Snickers Pie & banana pudding are hands down winners!
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SullivanFebruary 18, 2013
    This place is kitschy and charming. Known for their banana pudding, and for good reason: it's delicious.
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WMay 13, 2012
    Skip the infamous cupcakes and get the banana pudding or a slice of ice box cake instead.
  • Dave N.
    Dave NathanNovember 6, 2011
    There are 15 minute standing zone spots directly in front of the Oriental Theatre if you have a car.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ChandlerSeptember 13, 2012
    Red velvet and vanilla are a safe choice. They are very good, as expected!
  • Lillian L.
    Lillian LinMay 6, 2012
    The caramel cake really sucks, don't get it! It's too dry and the cream has vert little flavor
  • Todd C.
    Todd CarpenterNovember 5, 2011
    The chocolate chocolate muffin is really good, but I still like Sugar Bliss on Wabash better.
  • Walt W.
    Walt WalkerMay 21, 2013
    The Chicago chocolate cupcake was my favorite. Simple and flavorful
  • Jamie O.
    Jamie OldsJanuary 27, 2015
    Banana pudding, red velvet cake, and the cheesecakes are my favorite
  • Luvvie
    LuvvieOctober 16, 2011
    The red velvet cheesecake is to die for. And the german chocolate cake is delicious!
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