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The Cupcake Cafe

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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, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Take away cake

We grabbed some cake to take home. Mini Victoria sponges that melted in the mouth. They really were splendid with a good cup of tea. The cakes are well made, taste great & a good price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
amandamonkey
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We grabbed some cake to take home. Mini Victoria sponges that melted in the mouth. They really were splendid with a good cup of tea. The cakes are well made, taste great & a good price.

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Thank amandamonkey
Margate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Your food is the best and a lady called ella made the best flapjacks!! They had the best flavour to them amazing just amazing!!

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Thank Hugo U
Purley
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177 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Hot chocolate with all the bits lovely cup cakes to die for home made cakes home made food lovely staff small but great atmosphere the food all freshly prepared tea served in teapots very good cafe

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

What a great little find. Delicious lunch in quirky surroundings good service and in a great location.

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Thank Angela R
Westbrook, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Proper, simple food prepared by people who care about what they are serving. Full english is spot on, cheese on toast, excellent! Deserves to be the success it is.

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Thank Gstar71
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Tucked away in the trendy bit of Mar Gate. Friendly service. Nice atmosphere. And a bonus point for a gluten free tart. All good.

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Thank 135alanb
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Our first visit to this lovely café. Well positioned in the middle of the Old Town. Helpful, friendly staff, nice atmosphere and a great range of home made soups, delicious sarnies, gorgeous cakes with selection of hot and cold drinks

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Thank cyanmagenta52
Margate, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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

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Thank NicB64
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Thank Georgiana I
Sydney
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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

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Thank dood1989

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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: British, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?