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The Cupcake Cafe

4 Market Place, Margate CT9 1ER, England
01843 231300
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Ranked #21 of 131 Restaurants in Margate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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

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
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My daughters love coming here, and not just for cake- the lunches are tasty too. The decor definitely appeals to their pastel-loving hearts, and the food is always very well presented. Part cafe-part gift shop, there is something for everyone. When the weather is nice, sit out in the lovely pedestrian square and enjoy the atmosphere of Margate Old Town.... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Based on a mid-afternoon visit for tea and cake Good things 1. It's dog-friendly 2. Helpful and friendly staff 3. Cosy inside on a chilly winter day 4. It's light, clean and cheery 4. Tea and coffee were great 5. Carrot cake certainly wasn't bad, although… it wasn't all that carrot-y 6. Pricing is normally competitive enough, but on this... More 

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Kent. England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Sometimes, all you need is a cup of tea and a slice of home-made cake. If that is your want. then this is the place you want to be. This is a friendly little cafe, serving hot food and excellent cakes, pastries, puddings (I can't recommend the bread pudding enough) and a wonderful cup of tea. I had a fruit... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A friend and I had bacon sandwiches there for a quick lunch with a pot of tea . Lovely interior, friendly staff, good service and great food. . Not a 'cake' person but im sure based on their sandwiches that they would have been just as good.,

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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I absolutely love the cupcake cafe. They have the Best sandwiches in Margate. The bread is thick and the filling choices are great. I recommend the Brie, Crispy Bacon and Chili Jam Toastie. The cakes are lovely too. I work just across the road and get lunch there every day. Staff are the friendliest around too.

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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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