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Cupcakes on Denman

1168 Denman Street | Denman store, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K2G6, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-558-4986
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Ranked #734 of 2,873 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $1 - $25
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Delivery, Dessert
Description: Located on Denman Street in Vancouver, across from Raincity Grill. A popular, retro-styled Vancouver-based retail bakery, Cupcakes specializes in whimsical cupcakes, cakes and other nostalgic baked goods made fresh daily. Co-founded by best friends Heather White and Lori Joyce in 2002, Cupcakes bakes their products from scratch and use preservative-free, basic ingredients, offering customers fresh batches of yummy goodness daily.
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British Columbia, Canada
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315 reviews 315 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My gal loves to visit cupcake (and other) bake shops to window shop. I'm always offering to buy one for her but she thinks they are too expensive (!). This time I insisted that she treat herself (as did our two friends) and thought that she would love the pumpkin flavoured one she finally decided upon. Not so. She let... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Ok I have been to this place twice in the last month on touristy visits to the city. One was with a friend from the USA and one was with my step dad. I have tried the red velvet and the caramel chocolate and both were to die for...and about $3-5 each. Such a treat and you get a smile... More 

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Van BC
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Yes, very tasty treats if a bit pricey. Smells heavenly when you walk by this location near end of Denman St close to English Bay. This is the original! Yes, there was a reality show too. I think the cupcakes were better a couple of years ago (as was the service) but the cupcakes are still very good. I always... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stopped here the evening before one of our birthdays because the following day was going to be spent in airplanes. It was open late and there was a good selection. The place smelled heavenly and the cupcakes were delicious!

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Manila, Philippines
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Been going to this little shop almost every week a few years ago and for some reason, could not find the store last year. So much surprised that I happened to see it again a few days back. The cupcakes were not as moist as it used to be and the icing not as good as I remembered --- but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

When it was a one location shop it was fantastic. When it franchised it took a turn for the worst. I came in close to closing one evening and the selection was getting low (which was fine), I made a choice, the staff dropped that cupcake on the floor (ooops), I made a second choice, as the dropped cupcake was... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Visited this store for the first time this weekend and was blown away by how delicious their cupcakes were. We ordered 2 cupcakes and both were amazing. I can see other reviews were negate towards the price but IMHO that is the cost of good quality.

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Hamilton, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The cupcakes were very moist and delicious. Nice selection of flavours including chocolate mint, lemon kiss, chocolate, red velvet, and orange. Will definitely go back for more on my next visit to Vancouver. Prices were reasonable when compared to other places.

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Guelph, Canada
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308 reviews 308 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

For the place that was the original cupcake company theirs are one of the worst cupcakes that i have ever had. The cupcakes were dry and the icing was way to sweet. On top of that they are not cheap. They are overpriced!

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Poulsbo, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stopped in with two other people for a quick cupcake to top off our fabulous lunch. 9 flavors available-small cupcakes were $1.50 and regular size cupcakes were $3.50-perfect amount of frosting distributed-nice little park to sit and eat them outside of the shop.

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Additional Information about Cupcakes on Denman

Address: 1168 Denman Street | Denman store, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K2G6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-558-4986
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
Cuisine: Bakery, Dessert

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