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Billy’s Bakery

Billy’s Bakery is without question, the most delicious and charming bakery in New York City. Located on Chelsea’s lovely 9th Avenue, Billy’s cupcakes are my all time favorite.

The bakery embraces the beauty and simplicity of vintage nostalgia, perfectly reflected in both their recipes and decor. The vintage wallpaper delightfully compliments the dainty cake stands that showcase their delectable creations. Billy’s cupcakes are baked and frosted to perfection, and I am unashamedly addicted.

Whether the sweet bakery smells remind you of your Grandmas kitchen, or you are enticed by the picture perfect sight of bakers frosting cakes in the shop window, Billy’s Bakery is totally irresistible.

(It would be a real shame not to order one of Billy’s amazing ‘Pumpkin Whoopie Pies’, not to mention their Yellow Daisy, Red Velvet and Banana Cupcakes)

Billy’s Bakery, 184 9th Avenue (between 21st & 22nd St) 212 647 9956

Eleni’s

Eleni’s is an exquisite cupcake store located in the fabulously delicious Chelsea Market.

Chelsea Market is a food lovers dream. Housing a plethora of incredible restaurants and food stores, the chic undercover market has something to please every palate. For sweets, I always run as fast as I can to Eleni’s.

Eleni’s specialize in amazing cupcakes and quirky cookies. I love this cupcake boutique because their frosting is perfectly sweet but not too heavy and their cupcakes are always fresh and fluffy. One of their most popular cupcakes is raspberry, so be sure to try it.

If you are visiting the city and want a fun gift to take home for friends, Eleni’s also sell cute New York themed cookies. Their cookies are a welcomed changed from the standard NYC souvenirs that are sold in Midtown.

Eleni’s is sweet and lovely, the staff are always smiling and you will definitely be smiling once you taste these divine cupcakes.

Eleni’s New York, Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue (at 15th St) 888 435 3647

My afternoon tea party, cupcakes from Eleni's.

Cafe Grumpy

Cafe Grumpy is a quintessential local hideaway. Nestled amongst a quiet, leafy, brownstone filled street in Chelsea, Cafe Grumpy is a delicious and reliable coffee shop that I am utterly addicted to. Cafe Grumpy has minimal signage so be sure to keep a look out for two little benches outside their store, a little wooden sign with Grumpy’s logo on it, or  happy pedestrians sipping a cup of coffee.

As an Australian living in New York City, I naturally lost my mind when I discovered Cafe Grumpy pours a flat white. And to make this situation even more perfect, they brew a truly delicious flat white that is on par with my favorite coffee bars in Australia. If you have never tried a flat white, I could not recommend it more, particularly at this darling little coffee shop.

Cafe Grumpy Chelsea, 224 West 20th St (between 7th & 8th Ave)