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152 Ludlow St (at Cross Streets Stanton & Rivington Streets)
New York, NY 10002
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(212) 253-0036
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Best

The records & cds (New & Used) selection isn't huge but it's got all the locals, all the awesomest new stuff and a huge selection of great rock, punk, blues, jazz, etc. Their coff...

Worst

Are you hungry, for cake, music, recorded or live? Then head to the Cake Shop to quench any one of these human desires. Upstairs you'll find food and records and downstairs at nig...

Cake shop: good treats, rude staff 7/17/2010

I used to go to cakeshop a lot, but after the staff treated my friends and me badly, I can't support a venue that doesn't make loyal customers feel welcome. It used to seem like a cozy place to hang out on the Lower East Side, but it's hard to enjoy a quiet read or cup of coffee at a place where you're not treated nicely. One staffer behind the counter lied to me about the price of a cake slice so that, as she told me, she would definitely have tip money, and then told me never to come back to cakeshop when i-- of course-- didn't leave a tip. My friend was actually beaten up by one of their weekend bouncers, ruining the performing band's night because he's their friend, too. That incident pretty much sealed the deal with what I think of cakeshop. It's too bad, because it's almost like a DIY venue in manhattan, but if you're gonna go for that vibe, go to Pianos next door and skip the cake. Pros: homey decor Cons: rude staff more

Cake shop: good treats, rude staff 7/17/2010

I used to go to cakeshop a lot, but after the staff treated my friends and me badly, I can't support a venue that doesn't make loyal customers feel welcome. It used to seem like a cozy place to hang out on the Lower East Side, but it's hard to enjoy a quiet read or cup of coffee at a place where you're not treated nicely. One staffer behind the counter lied to me about the price of a cake slice so that, as she told me, she would definitely have tip money, and then told me never to come back to cakeshop when i-- of course-- didn't leave a tip. My friend was actually beaten up by one of their weekend bouncers, ruining the performing band's night because he's their friend, too. That incident pretty much sealed the deal with what I think of cakeshop. It's too bad, because it's almost like a DIY venue in manhattan, but if you're gonna go for that vibe, go to Pianos next door and skip the cake. Pros: homey decor Cons: rude staff more

:) 4/28/2010

Adorable!! They really sell deserts all hours of the night. Downstairs has live music and $2 PBRs. Worth it! more

Sandwich 1/11/2010

I went here one afternoon to interview an artist for a magazine and ended up staying a few hours and ordering a sandwich, despite the name Cake Shop. The sandwich was great, but I love sandwiches. The atmosphere was quiet but picked up as the evening progressed. more

WORST SOUND EVER 11/19/2008

All of the owner's friends must have voted to place them as second best venue in town. Just as one of the positive reviews here was posted by the owner...um, tacky. This place is small, dark & has the WORST SOUND of any venue anywhere. I had to leave the show, even though my favorite band was playing, because the sound was terrible and three times too loud. Trust me, save your money and see your band ANYWHERE but cake shop. more

WORST SOUND EVER 11/18/2008

All of the owner's friends must have voted to place them as second best venue in town. Just as one of the positive reviews here was posted by the owner...um, tacky. This place is small, dark & has the WORST SOUND of any venue anywhere. I had to leave the show, even though my favorite band was playing, because the sound was terrible and three times too loud. Trust me, save your money and see your band ANYWHERE but cake shop. more

I love this place 6/10/2007

The records & cds (New & Used) selection isn't huge but it's got all the locals, all the awesomest new stuff and a huge selection of great rock, punk, blues, jazz, etc. Their coffee is really good. Not NY's Best but it's up there. They have FREE Wifi. Maybe one of the only places in the LES that does. Lots of seating. Good tunes. Nicest staff ever. And I haven't even started talking about DOWNSTAIRS!!! Live Bands, Comedy nights, Readings, Movies... and a HUGE selection of Beers/Wine/Liquor and really good prices on everything. more

Laid-back and enjoyable 2/19/2007

Just for the record, this place now has a fully stocked bar. I went here for the first time on a Saturday to check out some bands. The acoustics were surprisingly good, besides some mic squeaks that were corrected rather quickly. The beer's cheap and they have a decent selection. The bartenders are efficient and appeasing, if not overly friendly. The crowd wasn't pretentious, which was a nice to see for once in an LES bar. I'd definitely go back. Pros: Good prices, crowd more

Laid-back and enjoyable 2/18/2007

Just for the record, this place now has a fully stocked bar. I went here for the first time on a Saturday to check out some bands. The acoustics were surprisingly good, besides some mic squeaks that were corrected rather quickly. The beer's cheap and they have a decent selection. The bartenders are efficient and appeasing, if not overly friendly. The crowd wasn't pretentious, which was a nice to see for once in an LES bar. I'd definitely go back. Pros: Good prices, crowd more

Cut Me Off a Piece of That 7/9/2006

What a bargain for $8 you can see 4 amazing bands at the downstairs bar. They have such a great selection of wine and beer on their menu, that I looked no further for liquor and didn't realize they didn't serve it there. They have an excellent selection of all the best wines and beers at reasonable prices. The service is great, crowd is solid, and music is some of the best new acts you've ever heard. Only two negatives, 1) hard to find & 2) gets a little crowded in the small space so you may have to overcome a little BO. Pros: Affordable, Hot music, Hot crowd Cons: HOT & STUFFY, Crowded, Hard to find more

Cut Me Off a Piece of That 7/9/2006

What a bargain for $8 you can see 4 amazing bands at the downstairs bar. They have such a great selection of wine and beer on their menu, that I looked no further for liquor and didn't realize they didn't serve it there. They have an excellent selection of all the best wines and beers at reasonable prices. The service is great, crowd is solid, and music is some of the best new acts you've ever heard. Only two negatives, 1) hard to find & 2) gets a little crowded in the small space so you may have to overcome a little BO. Pros: Affordable, Hot music, Hot crowd Cons: HOT & STUFFY, Crowded, Hard to find more

You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too 8/12/2005

Are you hungry, for cake, music, recorded or live? Then head to the Cake Shop to quench any one of these human desires. Upstairs you'll find food and records and downstairs at night they host live music and a bar. Unfortunately they had no vodka when I asked, but the sake was a nice surprise. There's no stage so and it gets a bit crowded for a larger band but all in all a good experience. more

You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too 8/12/2005

Are you hungry, for cake, music, recorded or live? Then head to the Cake Shop to quench any one of these human desires. Upstairs you'll find food and records and downstairs at night they host live music and a bar. Unfortunately they had no vodka when I asked, but the sake was a nice surprise. There's no stage so and it gets a bit crowded for a larger band but all in all a good experience. more

cake shop is... 6/13/2005

totally rad. it is rock and cake and beer and love. more

cake shop is... 6/12/2005

totally rad. it is rock and cake and beer and love. more
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  • Cake Shop is a New York City bar, music venue, and restaurant in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Cake Shop offers fresh-made small plates from noon to late and the LES' best coffee.

Editorial

  • In Short
    Maybe it's in her blood. Taught to sew by her grandmother, Lydia Burd's got a fashion maven resume that includes stints working as a buyer and refashioning vintage items. Now she can literally add "shop owner" to the list. Shop features pretty pink walls (and floors!), Chinese lanterns dangling from the pressed-tin ceiling, vintage mirrors for checking out your foxy self and a low sofa for chilling. Big names in the little boutique circuit like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Mike + Chris, Karoo by Mark Eisen and Sass & Bide.

  • 12/16/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Daily 9am-2am
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Lower East Side
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