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Sweet Cupcakes

Harvard Square, Zero Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA MA 02138
+1 (617) 547-2253
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Ranked #180 of 538 restaurants in Cambridge
Cuisines: Bakery
Most recent review
- Jan 27, 2014
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Portland, Maine
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stopped in here after dinner and so glad we did. Tried the bananas foster and blueberry pancake cupcakes. Both were delicious. Highly recommend this place for some sweet treats!

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Metairie, Louisiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I had my first expiereine with Sweet at the location in Cambridge. I fell in love at first bite!! I was thrilled to find another location close to my hotel (Hotel Commonwealth) and made a "take home" visit there on the way to the airport. The bite size cupcakes allow you to try everything they offer and the "icing "... More

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Lowell, MA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stopped into Sweet for some take home dessert after dinner in Harvard Square and got a selection of cupcakes. The dark chocolate with vanilla icing one I chose was adequate, but really nothing special and, at $3.25, a bit over-priced. The cheese-cake cupcake my wife got was about the same, albeit perhaps less over-priced.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Great cupcake spot for an after dinner sweet. Cupcakes and samples were great, fun variety. We stopped in after a nice dinner in Cambridge and this hit the spot after. You're paying for a great cupcake but worth it to endulge!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Sure paying $1.50 for a mini cupcake sounds ridiculous but can anything else beat a great cupcake? I ordered a mini-cupcake platter for my birthday and they were gone before I could blow out the candles and make my wish. The red velvet is my favorite but they have great seasonal flavors like Angel Food and Key Lime. I'm glad... More

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Merrick, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

There are a few things that are amazing about this cupcake shop: its location, smack in the middle of Harvard Square; its decor (cute pink/brown theme and old movies playing on the TV screen while you snack); and some of the cupcakes, especially the seasonal flavors. However, the cupcakes themselves are good, not great; the actual cake leaves something to... More

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east northport
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We thought they had gluten free cupcake, as advertised. Come to find out it is Tuesday that they have them [from another baker]. That was disappointing. They should note that somewhere. We did buy some other cupcakes. The carrot cake and cream cheese frosting did taste amazing. Other than that we were not impressed. Might return on a Tuesday to... More

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CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I think the quality at the Back Bay location is better, but this Sweet location is cute and has a fun atmosphere. It's a nice place to get a cup of coffee and an afternoon cupcake. There are only two table, so space is really limited. However, if you can manage to snag one of those tables, you'll be in... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Although cupcakes here are a pricey, their Boston cream cupcake is worth it. Their cheesecake muffin also tastes delicious. They do not taste like the usual premade cupcake batter restaurants usually use. The staff accommodates the crowds that come here. They will hold cupcakes for you in case your favorite gets sold out by the time you are ready to... More

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Philadelphia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Read a couple reviews raving about the awesome cupcakes at Sweet and made sure to stop by and pick one up since I absolutely love cupcakes. The shop is adorable but I was not impressed with the cupcake! Chocolate cupcake was dry and did not taste like it was made from good quality chocolate. Icing was the type I'd expect... More

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