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The City Bakery

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3 W. 18th St., New York, NY 10011 40.73857 -73.99187
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-366-1414 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Cafes, Dessert / Ice Cream Shop, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


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Mon-Fri, 7:30am-7pm; Sat, 8am-7pm; Sun, 9am-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.; F, M at 14th St.; 1 at 18th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Great Desserts
  • Hot Spot
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Take-Out
  • Catering


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


In a city of insipid—if not downright dangerous—salad bars, City Bakery's is a thing apart: gorgeously eclectic, culinarily inspired, effortlessly seasonal. When Mother Nature gives us juicy heirloom tomatoes, chef Maury Rubin gives us delicious tomato sandwiches. He also gives us caramelized French toast and a mildly spiced Mexican tortilla soup, among too many other delectable things to mention: curried local spinach and spicy chickpeas, udon noodles with smoked almonds. And once you've had your tofu-skin-and-edamame salad, you can reward yourself with a cup of the signature chocolate, hot or cold. Like its pretzel croissant, the City Bakery is a true original.

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