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Sarkara Sweets

201 SE 2nd Avenue Unit 110, Gainesville, FL 32601
(877) 986-2253
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Ranked #121 of 461 restaurants in Gainesville
Cuisines: Bakery
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place is the definition of cute. I love this place because you can choose pre made cupcakes or make your own(only at a certain time of day). After you chose your cupcake you can sit in their dining area and play board games. Would highly recommend this place for young adults or couples.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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137 reviews 137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I was disappointed. All the cupcakes were soggy. We did get them to go and ate later... But they were kept inside where they should have been ok.

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Gainesville, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

I've been to Sarkara three times now, each time hoping that if I tried something different, I'd see what all the hype was about. Nope. I bought a few create-your-owns, a few off the shelf, and even some of their non-cake options. All three trips disappointed. There are several other cupcake options in town, including chain restaurants. All are better.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This small shop in downtown Gainesville is a hidden treasure. I've been in a lot of cupcake shops but had never encountered one that they will custom make your cupcake, until now. In this place you choose your cake flavor, filling, and frosting and for me this is absolutely Awesome. They also have vegan, raw and gluten free cupcakes. Everything... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I tried their watermelon cupcakes which I really liked and would try to recreate. The person I went with tried a pumpkin spice cake with cheesecake frosting. Hers was not very good. It tasted pretty artificial. It's an atmosphere where you can just hang out and have fun with friends. There are board games to play and it's pretty spacious.... More

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Florida, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Carrot Cake Cupcake and Raspberry Lemonade Cupcake, AWESOME. The atmosphere was great, quiet and colorful, good coffee. The lady at the front was very sweet.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

These cakes are incredibly moist. I'm so tired of dense vegan baked goods. This place has a ridic amount of flavors. My favorite was the lemon tea cupcake with green tea frosting. I was also able to sample the Cherry Limeade, which actually tastes bubbly and effervescent. The marshmallow ganache on the S'mores is delish. You can also never go... More

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Okay, I posted a review on another site (Yelp) but their stupid filter removed it. So I'm posting it here. (The cupcake in the picture is the one I ordered.) "Okay, this place had the single worse cupcake I ever had. The sad part is that I'm not exaggerating. I had a build your own with the key-lime coconut cake,... More

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florida, usa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Sakura sweets is located in down town gainesville near the hippodrome in a tiny little shop. It is so cute & have never walked in with out being greeted by a smiling employee. The cup cakes can be a little pricey but it is so worth it! They are yummy and soft and melt in my mouth! I love all... More

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Ocala
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Okay so I was excited in trying these raved about cupcakes.. I am from South Florida and having had great cup cakes down there like Misha's I was expecting more or less the same. I was very disapointed. I had the red velvet cream cheese. The cake itself was moist but very little flavor coming out. The cream cheese icing... More

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