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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 67
    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
If it's good enough for the Queen!

Lovely tea and cake served in bone china cups. Delicious door stop sandwiches and toasted. Friendly staff. Good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Lin W
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English first
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lovely tea and cake served in bone china cups. Delicious door stop sandwiches and toasted. Friendly staff. Good service.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A very nice little place for tea, coffee, cakes, sandwiches, panini's and more. It has a lot of colour and character and a convivial ambience.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What a lovely little cafe, scrummy cakes and lovely Chai tea, didnt eat there as was going out for lunch but will definitely try another time. Lovely interior with option to buy pretty goodies.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great cakes and tea. Didn't have food, but it looked great. Will go back. Love the eclectic tea sets, mismatched cups and saucers, cute tables, and great service. Great location!

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Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Gorgeous, cosy cafe in Margate's main square, visited by locals, tourists and the Queen!!! Gets full up very easily but can spill into outdoor seating if it's warm. Lovely menu of traditional breakfasts and snacks reminiscent of childhood. Think jam sandwiches, fishfinger sandwiches, crumpets...on big chunky doorstop bread. Even has shopping opportunities. The only criticism is the coffee - it's... More 

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South Coast, England
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Despite arriving at the end of a busy Bank Holiday Monday, the girls were still smiling and good humoured and served up excellent tea, coffee and cake. Lime & coconut and Toffee/pecan both yummy. Loved the blankets provided. Lovely atmosphere. Thank you.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Visited the cafe over the weekend for a coffee and cake, after working up an appetite browsing the shops. The service was attentive and friendly. I had a Margate Mist (earl grey tea, vanilla syrup and foamed milk) - nice to try but I wouldn't have one again, as it was quite sweet when coupled with cake. My dad had... More 

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Hartley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stopped by for a coffee and cupcake on Bank Holiday Monday.. Friendly service with great cupcakes, cakes and Sandwiches.. Oh and the coffee was very good.. Would highly recommend!

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Clapham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lovely atmosphere, service and food. We were looking for interesting places to try on our day trip and came across the cupcake cafe. Had a nice light lunch and tea and coffee. Didn't try the cakes but they looked yummy, outside seating too for sunnier days!

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Margate, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

No matter what you choose you will not be disappointed, but make sure there is room for some cake. The service was good the ladies certainly very helpful, food excellent and reasonably priced. A definite recommendation.

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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?