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Magnolia Bakery

Bakery, Cupcake Shop, and Coffee Shop · The Loop
108 N State St (btwn W Randolph St & W Washington St), Chicago, IL 60602, United States
Open until 12:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 9:00 AM–11:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 9:00 AM–12:30 AM
Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Magnolia Bakery opened in the summer of 1996 on a quiet corner in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village. Now that gem has opened shop in beautiful Chicago.


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    Jamie O.
    "Banana pudding, red velvet cake, and the cheesecakes are my favorite"(34 Tips)
    Diana C.
    "The icebox cake is delicious!"(4 Tips)
    Sarah G.
    "Chocolate Pudding and the Red Velvet Cheesecake are a must have!"(14 Tips)
    Rowena R.
    "The white chocolate and macadamia nut cheesecake is fab!"(20 Tips)
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  • banana pudding
  • cupcakes
  • desserts
  • cake
  • cheesecake
  • lively
  • family-friendly
  • cozy
  • coffee
  • casual
  • trendy
  • cookies
  • authentic
  • meringues
  • muffins
  • cute
  • pies
  • brownies
  • vegetarian food
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  • Vitalina S.
    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 💓
    Vitalina S. · September 4, 2015
  • 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!
    SEE RIDDLE · 3 weeks ago
  • Serious Eats
    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.
    Serious Eats · May 13, 2013
  • Alexandros P.
    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!
    Alexandros Plexidas · December 6, 2014
  • Gnr
    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..
    Gnr · June 30, 2015
  • Stefanie K.
    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.
    Stefanie K · September 17, 2014
  • Kyle O.
    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.
    Kyle Ottenhoff · October 1, 2013
  • Kirstjen L.
    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.
    Kirstjen Lorenz · August 8, 2014
  • Anamaria H.
    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!
    Anamaria Hernandez · September 24, 2013
  • Peter H.
    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.
    Peter Harders · October 7, 2011
  • Julie T.
    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".
    Julie Therese · January 3, 2012
  • Ë-Râe Š.
    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.
    Ë-Râe Šheeñ · March 19, 2013
  • Time Out Chicago
    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
    Time Out Chicago · October 31, 2011
  • Rowena R.
    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!
    Rowena R. · January 22, 2013
  • Time Out Chicago
    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.
    Time Out Chicago · October 20, 2011
  • Aubrey L.
    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.
    Aubrey Lynn · February 18, 2012
  • Rebecca
    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.
    Rebecca · October 19, 2013
  • Joely L.
    The Red Velvet CheeseCake was soooo good! , and you could have that with their fresh water which is complimentary!
    Joely Lara · January 24, 2015
  • Chicago Tribune
    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
    Chicago Tribune · August 1, 2014
  • Diana C.
    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.
    Diana Chen · October 13, 2011
  • Nely R.
    Like and oldie and classic bakery, everything looked delicious and also the coffee is great! :D
    Nely Reyes · January 28
  • Sarah G.
    Chocolate Pudding and the Red Velvet Cheesecake are a must have! Cozy place, but mediocre service.
    Sarah Gadi · January 16
  • My N.
    Had the blueberry cheesecake and the chocolate banana pudding. Cute bakery and cute desserts too! Fluffy and not too sweet :)
    My Nguyen · March 24
  • Pauline R.
    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!
    Pauline Remy · March 14, 2013
  • Jake S.
    I recommend the S'mores cupcake; the frosting is made from roasted marshmallows, and there is a surprise chocolate center.
    Jake Smith · April 9, 2013
  • Leticia S.
    I tried the banana pudding and it was the extremely good! The staff is super nice, I really like this little bakery
    Leticia Silva · January 23, 2015
  • Kate G.
    Amazing.... Banana pudding to die for! Use to look forward to magnolias whenever I was in NYC but now it's in chi!!!! Yayyy!!!
    Kate G · August 12, 2013
  • sharif n.
    The banana pudding and peanut-butter & jelly cupcakes are to die for. Love the NYC, London, & Dubai locations also!
    sharif nassr · September 9, 2012
  • Taylor S.
    Best banana pudding ever!! Made with real, whole bananas. None of that premade, instant pudding stuff! Must try!
    Taylor S · August 9, 2013
  • Brock G.
    I can pass on the cupcakes but banana pudding is AWESOME!!!! I always make a stop when I'm visiting Chicago or NYC.
    Brock Gregory · January 25, 2013
  • Chris S.
    The Apple muffin is unbelievable. Whoever thought huge huge chunks equalled deliciousity was absolutely brilliant.
    Chris Spillman · September 26, 2012
  • Rohit S.
    Lot of people love the Banana pudding here, but I am in love with their Red Velvet cupcake and the German cake
    Rohit Sane · October 7, 2015
  • Time Out Chicago
    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
    Time Out Chicago · February 17, 2012
  • Chris W.
    I love the friendly atmosphere of the place but as a baker and pastry chef myself I prefer my own goodies
    Chris Williams · October 31, 2013
  • John K.
    Everyone working here looked like they hated themselves. For $3.50, the cupcakes were literally bite sized. Truly disappointed.
    John Khuu · January 16, 2015
  • Irina P.
    Banana pudding is actually awesome ! Stuff is really friendly! Great place to get some desert ! :)
    Irina Puchkova · June 28, 2013
  • Brandon S.
    This place is kitschy and charming. Known for their banana pudding, and for good reason: it's delicious.
    Brandon Sullivan · February 18, 2013
  • Eddy G.
    The banana budding is amazing, the cakes are small but can feed two. Cute date spot.
    Eddy Gonzalez · November 2, 2015
  • Dan C.
    Eat those cupcakes. Eat all the cupcakes. They also have a little gluten-free cakey thing.
    Dan Craig · July 23, 2014
  • Rebecca M.
    Many members of the staff can be incredibly rude. Don't come here to overpay for a mediocre cupcake and snide service.
    Rebecca Miles-Steiner · October 27, 2013
  • Sabrina M.
    The cupcakes are mostly terrible but the Snickers Pie & banana pudding are hands down winners!
    Sabrina M · January 16, 2013
  • Dave N.
    There are 15 minute standing zone spots directly in front of the Oriental Theatre if you have a car.
    Dave Nathan · November 6, 2011
  • Lisa W.
    Skip the infamous cupcakes and get the banana pudding or a slice of ice box cake instead.
    Lisa W · May 13, 2012
  • Lillian L.
    The caramel cake really sucks, don't get it! It's too dry and the cream has vert little flavor
    Lillian Lin · May 6, 2012
  • Todd C.
    The chocolate chocolate muffin is really good, but I still like Sugar Bliss on Wabash better.
    Todd Carpenter · November 5, 2011
  • Jamie O.
    Banana pudding, red velvet cake, and the cheesecakes are my favorite
    Jamie Olds · January 27, 2015
  • Walt W.
    The Chicago chocolate cupcake was my favorite. Simple and flavorful
    Walt Walker · May 21, 2013
  • Sarah C.
    Red velvet and vanilla are a safe choice. They are very good, as expected!
    Sarah Chandler · September 13, 2012
  • Ben A.
    Nothing sadder than bad cake. The specialty cake we ordered was dry and stale (a real shame)
    Ben Acosta · March 1
  • Luvvie
    Their red velvet cheesecake is amazing! But they sell out everyday by 1pm.
    Luvvie · October 31, 2011

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