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Cupcake DownSouth

433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
+1 843-853-8181
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a cupcake lover, and there are many traditional and unusual varieties to try here. Tonight I got the black and white, which was good (didn’t love the icing). My daughter devoured the chocoholic. A woman was making them fresh behind the counter.More

Thank mangojuice4u
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mangojuice4u, thank you for taking the time to write your kind review! I'm so glad your daughter enjoyed her Chocoholic cupcake. For you next time, I might recommend the Southern Red Velvet or Carrot Cake cupcakes - they have a rich cream cheese icing that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a cute little shop with a unique spin on cupcakes. You can find regular cupcakes like at most places, but here they offer to put them in a blender with soft serve ice cream. I tried a pecan bourbon cupcake and it was ok....More

Thank Harmons531
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review, Harmons531!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here twice in the past month. Had the chocolate bomb today and it was the bomb. Most cupcake places are meehhh...ok. These cupcakes rock. They have flavor and make a great pit stop for something sweet. And they have a ton of cool...More

Thank salleng56
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review, salleng56! I love that you enjoyed your Chocolate Bomb cupcake. Those ARE the bomb!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a revolving menu of different variety of cupcakes including some with alcohol. Didn't get the cake shake but that looked delicious.

Thank RoBertie
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, RoBertie!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small shop but delicious cupcakes. Was a nice surprise to see some were “adult” (had alcohol in the filling). I thought the concept of the milkshake with a cupcake was a great idea but didn’t try it personally.More

Thank Angie A
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Angie, I'm so glad you enjoyed our cupcakes. Yes, the alcohol-infused cupcakes are our After Dark cupcakes - they're fun (and delicious) - I hope you try one next time! And the Cake Shake too, it really is good. Thank you for your review...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a big place, but does have a few tables to sit and relax for a bit (how long does it take to devour a cupcake, any ways?). Lots of great choices, which change every day, and even some that are wine/alcohol infused. I love...More

Thank BarryandJackie
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi BarryandJackie, thank you for your kind review! So glad you've been enjoying our regular cupcakes and the After Dark cupcakes (the alcohol-infused ones) - I love those and the chocolate tuxedo too. See you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great quick stop for a delightful array of tasty cupcakes. The girls at the counter were super friendly.

Thank TexastravelerWaco_TX
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the compliments and taking the time to write us a review! If you're really from Waco, TX, I hope you'll come back and see us the next time you're in town. Cheers!

Reviewed May 3, 2018

Just yesterday, Cupcake DownSouth announced that they would be selling vegan cupcakes every day of the week. I know in the popular imagination, "vegan" equals weird, uninteresting, bland and phony. But for me, being allergic to dairy products, vegan baked goods are my only option....More

Thank Charming_Karl
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Hi Karl (who really is charming), thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad you were happy about our announcement - we are very glad to be able to offer this daily now too. And I'm delighted to see you've been enjoying our...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We were early for a CJO concert at the Music Hall so my wife and I stopped off here for a cupcake and drink. My raspberry and white chocolate and my wife’s strawberry shortcake choices were excellent. The staff are very friendly and we were...More

Thank Stucolco
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review, Stucolco! I'm so glad the two of you enjoyed your white chocolate raspberry and strawberry shortcake cupcakes - I wish we could offer the strawberry shortcake cupcakes year-round but we only make them when we can get...More

Reviewed April 24, 2018

The cupcakes were amazing and the staff was very friendly, I had 3 of the flavors but bourbon pecan was my favorite.

Thank Jennifer S
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Ha ha, I love the headline of your review, Jennifer! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us - so glad you enjoyed the cupcakes and our bakery crew. And I can't disagree with you about the bourbon pecan cupcakes!

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Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$3 - $4
Cuisine
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-8181
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Description
Cupcake DownSouth’s three locally owned bakeries bake both classic and creative concoctions using the finest all-natural ingredients, like real vanilla beans, sweet cream butter, fresh fruit, and rich chocolate. We top them with our signature homemade icing, colorful sprinkles, candies, chocolate-covered almonds, chocolate chips, and more. Take your pick - we offer a dozen flavors daily from our collection of more than 50 flavors! We also offer our famous Cake Shakes (cupcake milkshakes), Cake Quakes (cupcake ice cream sandwiches), Pupcakes (cupcakes especially for dogs), After Dark alcohol-infused cupcakes, wedding & baby shower cupcakes & desserts, our signature Red Velvet coffee, and much more. Now you can order online for pickup at one of our bakeries, or call in your order for Uber Eats to deliver to you, too. Stop by and make life sweet today!
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