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Cupcake Cafe

522 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10018-2803 (Hell's Kitchen)
(212) 465-1530
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Ranked #3,958 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner
Neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen
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Neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When I first moved to New York I decided that cupcake cafe would be the only people to do my wedding cake and ten years later they did. Gorgeous butter cream and lovely decorations and not too expensive :)

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San Francisco
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This cafe is in a pretty dull location and is totally understated from the outside, but inside it is a little oasis of calm - with incredible cupcakes that are each a work of art, hidden away in the display case at the back of the cafe. A great place to relax and watch the world go by outside -... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

A quaint little cupcake cafe, friendly staff and great hot chocolate. The cupcakes look amazing. The flowers and frosting look sensational, works of art but they are dry and tasteless. I had 3 cupcakes, all different flavours and they were all the same. A major disappointment! I am a cake decorator and have looked so forward to visiting this bakery,... More

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

These are darn good cupcakes -- a simple menu selection of chocolate, vanilla and chocolate, vanilla and maple cream frostings. They are beautifully decorated and delicious. The frosting melts in your mouth. With the $3 NY price tag and the deliciousness, I just wish the cupcakes were more generously-sized. The address above is not quite right -- it's at 545... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Coffee was simply delicious, I had a cappuccino. Nice ambiance, although place itself does not feel very clean. Good service.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Our friend from Phiili guided us here and we were not disappointed. The cupcakes were delicious, especially the peanut butter and walnut, but I expected them to be good in this specialised location. The surprise was the quality of the coffee, which was outstanding. Sensibly sized cup with just the right amount of cream and a taste to die for,... More

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Coronado, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Went to this place because it was recommended by Conde Nast Traveler. Was hopeful when I saw the cupcakes as they are beautiful - each type with several different types of flowers on them. We ordered 2 cupcakes - one chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and one vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream. Both cakes were dry and both "buttercream" frostings... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

My favorite cupcakes in town (I still miss the counter that used to be attached to Books of Wonder on 18th Street.) Rich, beautiful cupcakes. The small one is probably enough, though I almost always go for the large.

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Brooklyn, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

I love this place. It is eclectic and comfortable at the same time. I have never seen such beautiful cupcakes they look too good to eat. Once you get past that you find they taste even better than they look... The coffee here could put those chain places out of business. Starbucks should be glad there is only one location!... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We were told that this cafe had the best coffee in the area, and they were not kidding, it certainly is a bit eccentric and we waited to be served but the coffee was delicious and we had a cake that was too, don't know what it was called but it was not a cup cake. We went back so... More

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