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The Cupcake Cafe

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4 Market Place, Margate CT9 1ER, England
01843 231300
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch time treat

Had lovely lunch here followed by a very scrummy cupcake. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, good for a catch up over a coffee

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Margate, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Margate, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had lovely lunch here followed by a very scrummy cupcake. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, good for a catch up over a coffee

Thank NicB64
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best soup I have ever had in the UK. I had sweet potatoes, stilton and port soup and was so delicious! The cakes are very good and the place itself looks is very nice decorated. They also have nice tea pots and decorations to buy. I would definitely come back!

Thank Georgiana I
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sought shelter in this little cafe during a rainy afternoon and couldn't be happier with it! We ordered 2 pots of tea (a little disappointed to find it was bagged tea rather than loose leaf) and a slice of Victoria Sponge to share. The cake was delicious and the tea was just what was needed on a cold afternoon

Thank dood1989
Colchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy but crowded as you would expect from such a delicious eaterie. Cakes were superb, service was friendly but coffee was forgettable.

Thank goldencurl
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely little cafe ideal for breakfast and lunch.delicious toast ,thick brown bread with assortment of toppings.Doorstep sandwiches,ploughmans,scrambled eggs too much to mention.Big choice of cakes and drinks.Plus a lovely big pot of tea.

Thank Dorothy B
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the beautiful town of Margate with my boyfriend and his parents and stubbled upon this lovely little cafe. With its beautiful shabby chic interior (to put it into other words 'very cath kidson') kind and bubbly staff and out of this world food! Usually I find cakes with lots of decoration very sickly but these were like little... More 

Thank candeadventures
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first visit, having been told it was good and I was not disappointed. I went with a friend and we chose to have a snack rather than coffee and cakes and there is a nice selection of sandwiches, toasties, cakes, etc., plus hot and cold drinks and of course, cup cakes. It was busy, but service was quick and... More 

Thank Jan H
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We were tempted into the cupcake cafe 2 years ago - it looked so inviting-quirky, vintage, shabby chic nestling on the side of a bunting strewn square. At the time, it offered so much, but in reality, offered so little. Two years on we decided to try again. It's changed interiorly-more tables, less dressers. It's grimier-wiping down of tables should... More 

Thank susiewKent
Ramsgate, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Having been assured that a vast gluten free selection of cupcakes and treats would be easily accessible and there for me to enjoy (I have coeliac disease) I was rather disappointed to find that there wasn't really anything I could have here. I was told that there was an almond and cinnamon cake available, and a few sporadic treats. I... More 

Thank Hollieeee
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

First visit and deeply disappointed as have walked passed loads and always wanted to come inside . 3 ish in the afternoon on a Sunday, not too packed with empty tables , a few staff behind counter , we sat down after placing out order , the waitress plonked our cups and cake on an obviously dirty sticky table cloth... More 

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Daniel R, Manager at The Cupcake Cafe, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed. We make every attempt to clean throughout the day, ensuring we don't disturb the customers already sat at tables. Our policy is to always change something if a customer isn't satisfied. Staff are always happy and willing to help. More 

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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: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?