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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 18
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  • 11
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  • 6
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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
charming cafe in centre of old Margate

Rather cramped but charming cafe in central position next to the old town hall. Lots of outside tables for sunny days. Good range of teas and nice cakes.a

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice location in Old Town and pleasant staff. Clean and pleasant interior with outside seating. Decent tea and coffee. Cakes are at best average at worst poor. Benefits from little competition. Order at the counter and it is brought out to you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Rather cramped but charming cafe in central position next to the old town hall. Lots of outside tables for sunny days. Good range of teas and nice cakes.a

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Stepped in with a view to getting some scones only to be told that scones have to be ordered in advance which I thought was a bit strange for a tea place. There were 3 of us and between us, just so you know I am not greedy, we had a curlywurly cupcake which had a delicious caramel centre, an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Stumbled upon the Cupcake Cafe after a trip to the Turner, on a typically wet British summer's day! Quaint interior space, serving snack type foods and cake. So often the emphasis is on coffee, in the abundance of cafes, and I am left a little disappointed in the tea, but not here. My brother also enjoyed his cappucino and toffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Took dog for a walk got caught in downpour nipped in here again , staff are really friendly coffee great!

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love this little cafe. It has a simple menu that has good old fashioned favourites on it such as cheese on toast and fish finger sandwiches. I love the shabby chic/ retro feel that has been created cheaply yet is comfortable and clean. The staff do seem to change often but are friendly and helpful. The cupcakes are amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great food, good prices, most staff friendly and helpful. Had a great lunch sat outside in the sun. Will definitely visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Apart from the delicious cupcakes and friendly staff how nice to be able to take my little dog in there and not be made to sit outside ! Thank yoy

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Battle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Old Margate has really picked up over the past few years. Lots of galleries, antique shops, gift shops and places to eat. The big attraction in the area, of course is the Turner Contemporary Gallery and of course Dreamland has reopened. So the place is worth a visit. If you are in the area and want tea, coffee and a... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We decided to visit lunch time for one of their lovely fresh uncut bread sandwiches with side salad. The choice of bread for me was brown whole meal which I just love with Tuna , I decided to go for a bottle of Ginger beer to compliment the sandwich. For dessert I choosed Victoria sponge

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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
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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