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Cupcakes on Denman

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1168 Denman St | Denman store, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M9, Canada
+1 604-558-4986
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These cupcakes are on the ridiculous side of sweet... way too rich for my taste buds. The frosting tastes like it's 90% butter.

Thank HatRez
Wicklow, Ireland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a great choice of cupcakes but they are very expensive. The shop is quite small but very clean and the staff are very friendly

Thank 605julie
Perugia, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

After a long walk from our apartment on Beach Avenue we stumbled at this cupcakes' shop on Denman st. Bought one chocolate and one mint condition cupcakes to enjoy after dinner at our apartment. They were fresh and very good. Comparable in quality to what we are used to have back home (at Alphaville, Perugia, Italy). If you're in the... More 

Thank dangerly
Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Girls love to chose colorful cupcakes here, pop cakes are tempting as well, we usually buy mini cupcakes with different taste.

Thank Phiru
Surrey, BC
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Cant' seem to walk by this place without picking up a couple of Kookoos (coconut cupcake) to either eat in, or take on the run......highly addictive!

Thank fes4422
Cochrane, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

The cake part was great - fresh and tasty. The frosting not so much: really really rich and sort of tasteless. The server also handled the cakes and the money with no gloves or tongs and actually pushed the decoration down into the box to fit - with her bare finger.....

Thank dzumbino
Ottawa, Canada
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141 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

After my dinner I enjoy a walk along the water with my favorite cupcake in hand. All I can tell you is they have something for everyone. My favorite is Chocolate Mint

Thank Jamie D
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015

This place has one thing: cupcakes. But don't think it is a boring store. Their cupcakes come in all sorts of sizes, colors and flavours. They are always baking fresh batches all throughout the day. If you are overwhelmed by the many varieties, you can buy a few different ones on the mini sizes. My favourite ones are the Caramella,... More 

Thank Hector P
Kelowna, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

I adore this red velvet cupcake, my favorite one on the planet! Always dreamy and delicious. Friendly service too.

Thank karynlynn2015
Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015

Dropped in to get some sweets after dining on Denman street to enjoy while watching fireworks on English Bay. We got the Neapolitan, Red Velvet and Coconut. First off, these were not your average size cupcake, they were large! All three had great flavor, were moist and fresh tasting. The Neapolitan has strawberry icing that was so flavorful. The coconut,... More 

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originalcupcakes, Head Office at Cupcakes on Denman, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed an assortment of flavours. Come visit us again. More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1168 Denman St | Denman store, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-558-4986
Located on Denman Street in Vancouver, across from Raincity Grill.

A popular, retro-styled Vancouver-based retail bakery, Cupcakes specializes in whimsical cupcakes, cakes and other nostalgic baked goods made fresh daily. Co-founded by best friends Heather White and Lori Joyce in 2002, Cupcakes bakes their products from scratch and use preservative-free, basic ingredients, offering customers fresh batches of yummy goodness daily.

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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