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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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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: Breakfast

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Great value

We had a pleasant meal here and loved that one could just have crumpets with marmite, or fish finger sandwich. Cakes were great. It's also a very charming decor. My only gripe was a small muddle on the order, and service arriving in 2 phases. Would go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Neil P
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Wakefield, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food and smiley staff and a proper cuppa ! And I know about cake you don't get to be my size by not knowing about cake lol Back for more next time we come to town

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I'm not saying I'm fantastic at making cupcakes but my are never this dry!! Yes they are tasty but still would be nice if they were moist. And the staff could smile!!! They look at you very judgementally

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It was a nice place to get a coffee and a bite to eat but my tuna melt was poor because they'd burnt the bread on one side. Instead of replacing the bread they put the burnt side on the inside of the tuna melt and the flavour of the whole sandwich was ruined. Not the best!

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

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your lunch. We have reported this to our kitchen staff to make sure this does not happen again. If we had been informed about this we would have replaced your food immediately. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Cupcakes have been around for decades. All of a sudden they cost a ridiculous amount of money ? The staff hovered around as it was 20 minutes before closing time. If you don't want to serve people at that time stick the 'closed' sign up. Not to worry, we were in and out in ten minutes.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We had a pleasant meal here and loved that one could just have crumpets with marmite, or fish finger sandwich. Cakes were great. It's also a very charming decor. My only gripe was a small muddle on the order, and service arriving in 2 phases. Would go again.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great little cafe in the centre of the old town. Lovely cakes, good service. The cheese on toast is especially good. Lovely to sit outside on a sunny day.

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Hatfield Heath, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Decent brie, cranberry and bacon sandwich. Well priced. Tea OK but cafetiere of coffee was very good. Difficult one this as better than average (3 blobs) but not up to very good (4 blobs) but somewhere in between. This was on Good Friday fairly late in the afternoon we came here so very busy. However the tables could have been... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Had a lovely breakfast with real meaty sausages,perfect start to our day,staff always helpful.make sure you have a vanilla cupcake, mmm !!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We popped in for lunch after reading the previous reviews and found the food absolutely fabulous! The Cheese on Toast in particular was superb, with thick cheese on large chunks of bread and a lovely onion chutney to go with it. Service was superb and prices brilliant for the size of the portions. Very highly recommended if you are visiting... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I had my baby shower here recently and I have to say the service from the staff, quality of the food and the general approach to accomodating what I wanted was outstanding. The detail and thought that went into the food and layout of the cafe was great. The centre piece cake was out of this world and the mini... 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: 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?