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3338 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 378-4818
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great frosting

I've had this place on my minneapolis list for awhile now. I'm glad I went. The frosting is great on the Betty Crocker cupcake. Simple but good. The coconut frosting was also pretty good. I was a little surprised by the cake itself. It definitely had more substance than most cakes. We went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2013
ecorafterguy
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Moorhead, Minnesota
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MINNEAPOLIS
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Love this place. I was getting some auto repair work done and needed to waste a couple hours waiting for the car to be ready. I could see parking would be an issue, especially in the winter. The variety of cupcakes were unique and creative. They all looked good. I tried one and bought six to bring home. I also... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Vegan double chocolate cupcakes are to die for although all of the cupcakes are as tasty as they are beautiful to look at.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Went there with a group of friends for lunch recently and they need some fine tuning to say the least. I understand this is their first endeavor at a restaurant and it shows. They served orange slices instead of lemon with ice tea or water. Did they forget to buy lemons or is it that oranges are cheaper this time... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I've had this place on my minneapolis list for awhile now. I'm glad I went. The frosting is great on the Betty Crocker cupcake. Simple but good. The coconut frosting was also pretty good. I was a little surprised by the cake itself. It definitely had more substance than most cakes. We went late in the day so I bet... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The cupcake was average. The potato pancetta soup was delicious, but the take-out bowl serving size was as small as a cup of soup at other places. Overall, you can find higher quality food for the price.

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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I always like to visit cupcake shops that have been winners on Cupcake Wars while I travel. My coworkers told me about Cupcake, and I was excited to go there. I went late in the day after work around 6:00 pm. They had a selection of about 12 different cupcake flavors, that were on display in the front case, as... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great variety, great cupcakes. They never fail to disappoint. My favorites? The Betty Crocker and the Brown Butter Vanilla.

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Miami, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

I was so excited to buy these cupcakes. Wow-what a disappointment they were. I had a red velvet, it was so dry! I also tried the amaretto one, it was moist enough but the frosting tasted like I was eating butter! Yuck! They were small and very over priced!

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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145 reviews 145 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

For the cupcakes alone this would get an excellent rating - and in fairness to the owners, that is what they are presenting themselves as being experts on. Had lunch there there on a Saturday, with soup that was good (we had broccoli cheddar and tomato basil), but not outstanding. The menu had a few items, but is not extensive.... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

While traveling for a birthday weekend celebration, I have to admit we were drawn to this bakery based upon their fame from the Food Network. That being said, all five(5) of us thoroughly enjoyed each of our 12 cupcakes albeit some more than others. My wife is an excellent baker herself and found the flavors and blends to be very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3338 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: (612) 378-4818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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