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The Cupcake Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Dessert
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4 Market Place, Margate CT9 1ER, England
01843 231300
Website
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely friendly warm staff

Great sandwiches which do not skimp on fillers, good coffee, cosy atmosphere, quirky in-keeping decor with the rest of the old town - spot on.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Henson-Webb
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London
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Great sandwiches which do not skimp on fillers, good coffee, cosy atmosphere, quirky in-keeping decor with the rest of the old town - spot on.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This cafe is fab. It's friendly and efficient service with cakes that makes your mouth water, including gluten free and my very favourite Eton mess cake, although the coconut and lime is also exquisite. Four legged friends are welcome too and in the summer you can sit outside in the 'old town' and watch the world go by.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent cup of tea and cake in there - we needed it after a long walk! Service was good and cafe is located in Margate Old Town with other interesting and cute sights.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wasn't impressed at all, bad & rude service, I was going to write a whole piece as to a huge confusing issue over a simple request for jam to go with a scone. But it's far to long winded and would bore the reader as much as it did to be in the issue at the time. Needless to say... More 

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danread90, Manager at The Cupcake Cafe, responded to this review

We are sorry that you were unhappy with the service you received when you visited our cafe. Our staff receive ongoing training in customer service and in the products we sell. We will be making sure that our menu, and all of the items we sell, are more easily laid out in future. More 

Margate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Lovely seating outside in the square in the sun, good coffee, good friends.great courses in the kitchen, bread making, sausage making, Thai food.

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England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Went for lunch yesterday. Food fabulous ,generous quantity, friendly staff. Finished off with a slice of cake. Will definitely be back for more!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Lovely for lunch with the girls! Slightly over priced but that's my only complaint. staff are extremely helpful, I'm a fussy moo and they've never had a problem switching fillings for me or giving me half a slice of each cake because I need to try both! Staff are chatty and make you feel like friends rather than "just a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We decided to drive to Margate yesterday for a breath of sea air and arriving at lunch time, found this little café, recommended by the Information Service. What a find! I have never had such good cheese on toast in all my life, good thick bread and cheese, with a little pot of chilli jam. My husband had the scrambled... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

When ever We get to margate visiting family, we have a list of tea coffee house's we have to visit and the cupcake is one of them. Very popular. Staff very attentive friendly provide good quality morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. Cakes and Gateaux are to die for. Highly recommend.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great Cake, nothing more to be said really!! Oh and sandwiches,soup,things on toast also the nice staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Market Place, Margate CT9 1ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: 01843 231300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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