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Reviewed August 16, 2022

My sister in-law ordered from here for my niece’s birthday and I had the privilege to pick it up. We ordered the unicorn cake and cupcakes. Arrived on a Saturday before closing around 3pm, thankfully there was street parking. The store front itself is really...cute, I loved the décor. I wish I had more time to look around and maybe order something to try but I had to be back to get the desserts in the fridge before she came home. I enjoyed watching ladies playing mah jong at a table! I also had someone help me with my order to the car. I have to be honest and say I wasn’t sure how to transport the 5 tier cake back again, I was thankful the employee was able to help me well, not entirely. When I got back to my destination the cake had leaned over at least it was on the side rather the front. The other reason for a missing star would be the very blue icing left stained lips on everyone, I know these maybe for the kids but its was a very intimate celebration with mostly adults. The flavor was good, although very very sweet. Thank you for the cute dessert my niece enjoyed. They have outdoor seating for you and you pup!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

This place is such a light hearted atmosphere, it’s really amazing. I came to visit a friend due to finding out they worked here. Expecting to stay for an hour and ended up staying until they close. All the sugar pushers (servers) are very nice...and willing to help and cater to what you desire. Also the food here is amazing, it looks as good as it tastes. The kitchen staff do such a great job both in presentation and quality of food. Especially the chef leader, he does a great job managing everything going on insuring everything flows smoothly.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019

This is a friendly place that offers more than just sweets. Such a variety of bakery items -- all delicious! A good variety of breakfast, brunch, or lunch items as well. The first time we came, the owner was stopping by each table to see...how we were doing. It was such a pleasure to have her personal attention in such a friendly fashion.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Stopped by here for brunch & had some avocado toast & hot coco & loved it!! Very artistic vibe, great atmosphere, & some cute little home items for sale, too. Took my hubby & kiddos home a box of adorable cupcakes that were really good....🤗More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

We were asked to bring dessert to a relatives house. We stopped and purchased a variety of cupcakes. They were all very good. The place is very cute, so I would like to try it for a meal sometime. The cupcakes don't have filling, but...the cakes have wonderful flavor and excellent frosting.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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CuteCakes345, Manager at Cute Cakes Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Thank you so much for stopping by our shop!! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed all of the cupcakes, we offer filled cupcakes by preorder too! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 13, 2018

Just looking at all the cupcakes your mouth starts to water...it's hard to decide which one you want! I'm gluten free, so it makes my decision a little easier, but they even have gluten-free options! Delicious coffee, friendly staff, and a great atmosphere to sit...and work on your computer or chat with friends.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Came here for a lunch break and had a great time. The staff is really friendly and the baked goods are the best!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Delicious and beautiful - open faced bacon avocado cheddar toast and an apple walnut cupcake. Lunchtime dream. I look forward to returning with family and friends. Many customers were getting cupcakes to go in clear bags. Very cool to give as a gift to a...friend.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I found ourselves hangry in Escondido today so we stopped in Cute cakes for breakfast. We had our dog and they had a nice dog friendly patio to sit down and eat so we gave it a go. The place is super...cute and the display of pastries and cakes is drool worthy (they even have pupcakes for dogs). Service with a smile gets 5 stars for sure! Everyone was so nice. We ordered a cinnamon bun along with two breakfast sandwiches with egg, ham and cheddar cheese. One with the egg scrambled on sourdough and one with a "fried" egg on a pretzel bun. First, the "fried" egg is not a runny egg like I expected. It is more of a poached egg thoroughly cooked like you get on an egg McMuffin. If we would have known my hubby would not have ordered scrambled. Oh well. The ham is lean. Nothing was greasy. In fact, it was more on the dry side. It could have used butter or mayo or avocado on the bread. My pretzel bun was amazing! A thin layer of crisp outside with a soft inside. The cinnamon bun was soft, warm and scrumpdillyicious! The coffee was also good as was the fresh squeezed OJ. The outdoor patio was really cute and comfy. We sat there for a while enjoying the perfect weather. The cakes look amazing too but we were to full to sample anything more. I'd love to come back and try some other goodies. Ps. We were so hangry we ate half our food before I remembered to take pictures!More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

We have recently discovered Cute Cakes and have made it our to go place for Sunday brunch. It's refreshing to see a non corporate, non franchise in our town. Everything is fresh and delicious. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu , Along...with fact that everybody working there are upbeat and accommodating, makes this our Escondido favorite !More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Read the reviews online and couldn't resist stopping in to check it out. Food was delicious ... bread pudding, quiche, croissant sandwiches, and cupcakes. Even had a pup cake for my dog. Super friendly staff too. We will be back soon!

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

I've loved this place since the minute I first stepped in. I've been here frequently since I moved to Escondido and I like the atmosphere, the coffee and the food...haven't tried the deserts yet (ironic), but I come here mainly for the coffee. The problem...is that, aside from opening at 8am on week days, which seems to be the norm around here 😒..I make my trip there right at 8 o'clock, since it's out of my way to work and I need to rush to work, and they are just opening and taking the chairs and tables out. They say they open at 8...but they are really not ready to serve costumers until after 8. I have waited in my car but they take forever, so I end up driving away and I think I'm done trying. Disappointed because it really is hard to find good coffee around here and I like theirs. Business must be really good...or I'm the only customer who ever shows up at 8.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

The best carrot cake I've ever had - the cookies are pretty amazing too! Not to mention the brownies, croissants, muffins... just about EVERYTHING I've had here is yummy and fresh. The people behind the counter are great, the coffee's fresh and hot, and the...outdoor seating is comfy and fun. HIGHLY recommended - you won't be sorry!More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

We have stopped in several times for breakfast or brunch and always had great food. Finish with one of their pastries and coffee or hot chocolate. There is outdoor seating that is dog friendly. Wife thinks the cup cakes are a little expensive, but I...am not there to buy a cup cake.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I love cup cakes and wanted to try this bakery after reading good reviews. I got the salted Carmel cupcake and chocolate. My husband said the chocolate was just ok but the caramel was no bueno. The cake was dry and lacked flavor. The icing...was extremely salty, like someone went overboarded and forgot to stop pouring salt. I could not taste the caramel at all. It was a disappointment especially hearing that thus was the favorite of purchasers.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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