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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
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Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Reservations

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  • 105
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good enough for the Queen

This is a great place to come for lunch and a chat in vintage surroundings. Hearty food and delicious cupcakes. I had cheese on toast with chilli jam and my lunch companion a cheese and marmite toastie and we both opted for the coffee and walnut cupcakes and delicious they were too. The Queen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Graeme B
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Whitstable
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice place to come for a drink and bite to eat. But in all honesty it shouldn't be called the cupcake cafe as the cupcakes aren't all that amazing, I was disappointed, but the rest of the food is very nice and it's a very popular place!

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Whitstable
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60 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a great place to come for lunch and a chat in vintage surroundings. Hearty food and delicious cupcakes. I had cheese on toast with chilli jam and my lunch companion a cheese and marmite toastie and we both opted for the coffee and walnut cupcakes and delicious they were too. The Queen visited here when she last visited... More 

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Northumberland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Well located in the old town, especially when the sun is shining and you can sit outside in the market square. Friendly staff with nice quality home made food. Worth a visit

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East Grinstead, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Friend and I called in on 21 June whilst exploring Margate. Has the look of a place that wants to reach out and give you a hug so just had to go in. Friendly staff and great tea, coffee. I am told the lime and coconut sponge was amazing. Love the mis-matched china and chalk paint wash tongue and grooved... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The food here is great, never had a bad meal and the service is always good. Blankets outside incase it gets a bit cold is a great touch. Gripes: the door inside being left open, mostly by staff. Leads to a store upstairs maybe? This causes a draft and made the older members of our party uncomfortable.

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Bishop's Stortford, Herts, England
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374 helpful votes 374 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were in Margate for a walk to Broadstairs and were frozen - typical June UK summer day!! and stumbled across The Cupcake Cafe and were SO, SO glad we did!! Quirky but warm and inviting interior, very friendly staff, incredibly generous portions and very, very good value for money. All 6 of us thoroughly enjoyed our food and wished... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Happened upon this place whilts strolling round the Old Town and decided to pop in for some lunch. I ordered a sandwich and my wife went for scambled eggs on toast. Both were really nice with thick granary bread and good value. My son enjoyed a milkshake and chocolate cup cake which he informed me I would have liked. Tea... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If you like cake you'll love this little gem. No tiny portions at big prices either. The portions are huge. Can get a bit busy but you shouldn't rush cake, just sit a soak in the quaintness of it all.

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Hook, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great place to snack outside on a sunny day. I lusted after a fish finger sandwich, but the 20 minute wait was too much. Cakes perhaps promise more than they actually deliver: they look great but have a mass-produced bought-in-by-the-ton flavour. perhaps I'm being unfair, but I'd prefer something a bit better quality.

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

What a perfect place to sit outside when the sun is shining. Loved the lunch, cake and tea! Will always go back here when I'm in Margate! Toffee cake was amazing!

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Additional Information about The Cupcake Cafe

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?