You can once again get your cupcakes and banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery’s UWS location (200 Columbus Ave. at 69th Street). On Sunday, October 2, we saw the iconic bakery back in action following a renovation process that began on September 12.
People who are averse to change will be mostly pleased to know that this Magnolia Bakery, its second to open (2008), has the same look and feel as it did before.
“The recent renovations included updating back-of-house operational elements, as well as updating branded elements throughout the space,” a representative from Magnolia Bakery emailed us in a statement. “We are excited for the UWS location to be our first store to feature our new logo.”
Sadly, however, the bathroom in Magnolia’s side room is still off limits to customers.
This area was used in the past for parties and additional seating, and customers could use the bathroom. During the pandemic, however, it became a fulfillment center for to-go orders which still remains today, as it’s still a viable option for people looking to grab and go.
This evolution is sort of similar to Zabar’s removing seating in its café amidst the pandemic.
Would a pumpkin spice banana pudding cheer you up?
I remember when this place used to be Lenge. They had pretty decent sushi but even though I lived less than a block away, I’ve never stepped foot in Magnolia.