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Cupcake Cafe

545 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10018 (Hell's Kitchen)
(212) 465-1530
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English first
New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This cafe is tucked away, smack dab in the middle of NYC madness but oh what a hidden gem! The atmosphere is quaint and quiet, very homey and laid back and the staff is extremely nice and friendly. Now for the good stuff--the cupcakes are AMAZING!!!! Vanilla cake with coconut butter cream cupcake?! Need I say more?...okay--can you say "cappuccino''?... More

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Everyday for the last 6 months have been walking up the east side of 9th Ave. Suddenly, maybe because of the sunlight hitting the window, I saw the Cupcake Cafe across the street. I love the cupcake, to me it is an underrated dessert that has deserved all of the hype it has received in the last few years. The... More

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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119 reviews 119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Awesome cupcakes! The best i have ever had! The selection was very good and al lot to choose from. I enjoyed the red velvet very much --very creamy, not too sweet

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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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melbourne
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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
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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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