We have been wondering what was going into a tiny storefront on Lenox since early this summer. Since life (and work) don’t take me into that part of neighborhood much anymore, we were surprised to learn that a new cupcake shop had opened on the wide uptown boulevard now lined with couture, cafes, and cupcakes. We never would have guessed that a specialty cupcake shop would be a business that occupied the newly renovated space.
The Harlem location of Tonnie’s Minis is actually not the first for the owner, Tonnie Rozier, who made his mark in The Village selling his miniature treats.
Notable clients who have experienced Tonnie’s cupcakes include Kimora Lee Simmons, Jay-Z, Gabrielle Union, and Rev. Run of Run DMC.
These aren’t your kiddie party garden variety cupcakes either. Tonnie offers specialty cupcakes like Death by Chocolate and Carrot Dream (popular with Harlem native Sean “P-Diddy” Combs.) The most popular flavor is the Red Velvet, sure to be a hit in Harlem, along with a signature Harlem cupcake.
264 Lenox Avenue/123rd Street
(212) 831-5292 and 5293
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