Freshly baked surprises for all ages at M Bakery

M Bakery BGC finally brings the Magnolia Bakery brand of baked treats to Manila!

Opening to the delight of Manila-based foodies this month is M Bakery, a franchise of New York City’s iconic Magnolia Bakery, one of the most widely recognized bakeries in the world. Magnolia Bakery opened its first location on a cozy street corner in the heart of New York’s West Village (401 Bleecker Street) in the summer of 1996. From its inception, Magnolia Bakery has been cherished for its classic American baked goods, vintage decor, and warm, inviting atmosphere. This goes to show what hard work and perseverance can do when the effort is put into a franchise. Those who are looking to start something like this up will want to check out the available markets over on websites like Mosquito Franchise Michigan, to see how they can get started and be noticed for their hard work too.

The M Bakery Team in Manila

The scent of freshly baked pastries will lead you to the Lower Ground Level of One Bonifacio High Street Mall on 5th Avenue corner 28th Street in Bonifacio Global City, where M Bakery prepares its signature banana pudding, cupcakes, cakes, pies and cookies in small batches from scratch every day.

Joely Anderson, Magnolia Bakery Chicago Production Manager, carefully ices a Two-toned Rosette Cake

Magnolia Bakery, called M Bakery in the Philippines, has corporately-owned locations in Boston, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles in the United States and franchise locations in Seoul, Mexico City, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait City, Riyadh, Amman and Doha internationally.

From the pleasing vintage atmosphere, where cakes and cupcakes are gemmed in full customer view, to the outstanding customer service, every visit to M Bakery promises to be a cool treat for the senses. As Pastry Chef and Partner Candy Lu describes it, “we are much more than just a bakery, we are an experience.” Here, guests can enjoy their bakery favorite any time of the day.

The M Bakery store at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines
The Icing Theater, a distinct feature of an M Bakery store

Adds Candy Lu: “Just last year, Magnolia Bakery’s cupcakes were among Zagat’s ‘9 Game-Changing Desserts to Try Around the U.S.’. The Bakery’s cupcakes were also celebrated following a cameo on Sex in the City. But a look at our menu tells you that we are so much more than cupcakes!”

Stewart Ong, Phil Jacobe Ventures Inc Managing Partner and M Bakery Manila Franchisee
M Bakery Manila Franchisees Stewart Ong and Candy Lu

Here are five must-try items on the M Bakery menu that you must make certain you sink your teeth into:

  1. Banana Pudding – Made with layers of vanilla wafers, fresh bananas and creamy vanilla pudding, this is absolutely the fan favorite. Banana Pudding at M Bakery comes in a chocolate version too, where layers of OREO wafers, creamy chocolate pudding and chocolate shavings replace the vanilla wafers and pudding.
  2. Cupcakes – The popular chain’s world-famous cupcakes! Choose from the classics – rich buttery Vanilla or moist and velvety Chocolate – or the always popular Red Velvet with whipped vanilla or cream cheese icing. You’ll find seasonal cupcake flavors too.
  3. Cheesecake– Which cheesecake to sink yourself into? We suggest that if you must try only one, go for Key Lime or Red Velvet on a cookie crumb crust.
  4. Icebox Desserts– icebox cake and bars are great for warm weather! M’s icebox desserts come in bars, mini pies and 9″ cakes.
  5. Cakes for celebrations big and small. Carrot, Coconut, Devil’s Food, German Chocolate, Hummingbird, Red Velvet. Also on offer are cakes for advance order: Confetti, Banana, Caramel, Flourless Chocolate, and Lemon. In 6″ and 9″ sizes, there’s a cake for every occasion!
M Bakery Manila Ices a Confetti Cupcake
Some of M Bakery’s Classic Desserts
M Bakery’s Famous Classic Banana Pudding
M Bakery’s Confetti Cake

Here are some more photos during my initial visit:

I want eat them all!
Swiped Pearl
Strawberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake
One of the ACES during my visit
The designs of M Bakery’s cakes are truly magical!
Banana Pudding is definitely an ACE for me.
Can I bring them all home?
Freshly baked and iced cupcakes

To know more about the brand, follow their official social media accounts:

Facebook: M Bakery PH
Instagram: mbakery_ph



52 thoughts on “Freshly baked surprises for all ages at M Bakery”

  1. This bakery looks amazing, I’d love to go and visit a big bakery. I’m pretty sure i’d be in heaven. I don’t know what treat looks better! I love banana pudding and the swiped cake looks so pretty.

  2. Oh mine! These all look so mouthwatering. Since I am not heading to New York any time soon, I am just going to crawl into my kitchen and bake me a strawberry coffee cake or two. I can visually smell that bakery store. Lovely

  3. As a home baker, I know there’s nothing more magical than a bakery! This place looks so sweet and welcoming, and that banana pudding sounds delicious!

  4. If you are looking for a nice place for a dessert it looks like M Bakery is a perfect place for eating a delicious desserts.

  5. What a fun place to visit and their desserts look absolutely amazing! When I’m in the area I’ll definitely look up M Bakery.

  6. This looks like a great place to eat while in Manila, I would love to go here. I am planning my next trip to the Philippines.

  7. This looks like a great bakery. The cupcakes look incredible. Who doesn’t love a cake?!

  8. All of their treats look so good! I have a huge sweet tooth, and I think this place is the perfect spot to satisfy it. Yummy!

  9. I’ll be traveling to Manilla as soon as this COVID situation settles. I glad to see that M Bakery now have a branch there. Been to them in New York and their pastries are fantastic.

  10. This post takes me back. Many, many years ago we used to live next to a baker. It always smelled so good to walk outside, and inside was all these goodies! I haven’t visited a baker in a long time. I need to make that move and get back in there!

  11. I love it all! Everything look nice and good, from the bakery and menu! I would love to go there one day.

  12. I could fall in love with this bakery for sure. Everything about it says come on in and have a bite.

  13. It would be difficult to choose between these freshly baked surprises at M Bakery! I love cupcakes so I’d have to try them if they’re world famous! But that confetti cake also looks delicious!

  14. This looks like a wonderful Bakery! I’d love to try the banana pudding!

  15. All of those look absolutely delicious and would love to try everything especially the cheesecakes since they’re my favorite.

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