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Hey Cupcake

#185 of 3,416 Places to Eat in Austin
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South Austin
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78705
(512) 476-2253
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hey Cupcake!

A must-grab desert after a night in Soco. Cool retro food cart with cute patio and sitting area in front. Don't get there too late, they are known to runout of the more popular flavors early!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
Javan A
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Wichita, Kansas
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Selection consisted of seven cupcakes, not very original at that. One of the cupcakes was actually dry.

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Thank Laura D
Missouri City, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing better than a delicious street cupcake to celebrate a birthday in Austin! And, the cupcake-topped airstream makes for a fun backdrop for a picture op!

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Thank TexasJennifer
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream. One bite and straight into the trash. Yikes, maybe just a bad batch. First time visitor to this spot. Dry cake and meh buttercream.

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Thank Dash242
Edinburg, Texas, United States
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167 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a cute little food truck among other South Congress eateries. It definitely satisfies that post-lunch craving with a variety of cupcake flavors. I had the Sweetheart that day (chocolate cake with strawberry frosting) so yummy! Cupcakes are individually wrapped in a container which makes them very portable. Definitely worth the stop!

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Thank thereeds_2704
Wichita, Kansas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A must-grab desert after a night in Soco. Cool retro food cart with cute patio and sitting area in front. Don't get there too late, they are known to runout of the more popular flavors early!

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Thank Javan A
Denver, Colorado
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87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We ended up sampling. The cupcakes are HUGE! and so delicious. The Red Velvet was my personal favorite.

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Thank SeeAllYouCanSee
Bartlett, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Great spot for a treat. Saw the line and had to try one. Wasn't disappointed!! Very flavorful and a great variety.

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Thank Kim S
Medford, New Jersey
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I try to keep away from the sweets but Hey Cupcake is definitely worth falling off the wagon. Moist cake and great frostings. If they allowed you to mix and match the cakes and frostings, it would be perfect.

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Thank moneydad
Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I am not a big fan of theirs. To me their cupcakes are average. They are very sweet but there isn't anything unique about them.

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Thank Janninedf
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Celebrated a friend's birthday recently with a visit to Hey Cupcake. That strawberry cupcake is fantastic. Tickles a childhood memory.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78705
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighborhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 476-2253

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?