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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 #615 of 2,714 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $1 - $28
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Delivery, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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71 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
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English first
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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254 reviews 254 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely loved our cupcakes! We both had a cupcake named "sweet16" and it was delicious. The icing was sweet and cake was moist. Wish there was a cupcake shop like this in my hometown

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30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I should start out by saying that I am not a huge fan of cupcakes, but these were special. Not too sweet and super moist! We had a hard time choosing they all looked so good. They did have a sampler size box for sale, but it was already put together with one of each cupcake offered. I would have... More

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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

You really can't go too wrong here. We always have a hard time finding parking at the Denman and Davie location, but we can't skip going here when we are on our way to Stanley Park (we are out of town folks, which is why we drive - locals would walk just to keep those cupcake calories off). Anyway, my... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Came to Vancouver from Ontario to visit, and thought to myself " Why not check out the cupcake store that I see on TV while I am here". I was not disappointed. We actually stopped at two different stores, and this was the better of the two. The owner was very friendly and my husband and her had a great... More

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Toronto, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I wanted to like them but was so disappointed. The icing is so sugary, you can actually feel the sugar grains. The cake is dry and ...plain. Also, I witnessed the manager being mean to one of her staff. The staff looked like a new young hire and the manager had a very condescending attitude towards her (in front of... More

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