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Cafe, American
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Takeout, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed September 1, 2020

I looked up bakeries in the area for our mini trip to Columbia, and this one popped up. Checked out the website and decided to visit. Only one person is allowed in at a time due to Covid. No problem. You aren't allowed up to...the case and place your order from afar. That's kind of a bummer as I like to look at the goods up close. I'm not sure if the limited menu is also because of Covid, as one of the flavors listed on the website that I really wanted to try was not available, but there were a decent amount of choices. I chose 4 which were shared between 2 people. Chocolate Caramel Moonshine- very delicious. Banana Pudding- Was just ok for me. Chocoholic-Divine, Black and White-very good. All the cupcakes were very moist, and the frosting was very generous. I think the pricing is very fair. I would definitely recommend, and hope to visit again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Michael P, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review! We're glad you especially enjoyed your Chocolate Caramel Moonshine, Chocoholic, and Black & White cupcakes. (And yes: we can't wait until COVID is completely gone.) We hope you're able to visit again too!

Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

These cupcakes are AMAZING! Very moist and dense. I always want to have extra icing but never care about the cake of cupcakes. However, I can honestly say I would love these cupcakes without the icing BUT the icing is just a bonus. They aren’t...cheap but they are reasonably priced for the quality of the cupcake. I had the Black and White. Me and my friend both loved it and our husbands had Bourbon Pecan and they said they’d get it again too. I will be back!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Michael P, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2021

We love this review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. We're so glad you and your friend enjoyed your Black & White cupcakes, and that your husbands enjoyed their Bourbon Pecan cupcakes too. (We're with you on lots of icing!)...More

Reviewed February 21, 2020

My (millennial) daughter and I were passing through Columbia on the interstate and wanted coffee and something sweet. First thought was donuts, then millennial gets on the phone and finds this cupcake shop. Oh. My. Gosh. The chocolate salted caramel cupcake is amazing. The frosting...is fabulous! Daughter got the chocoholic and it was delish also. We live a couple of hours away, but honestly it's almost worth a trip just for this :-)More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Jen-CupcakeDownSouth, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

Hello Rosie, Thank you for sharing with us details of your recent visit to Cupcake Downsouth! Our team so enjoys notes such as yours. Our chocolate salted caramel is a favorite for many, and the chocoholic gets a lot of comments as well. We appreciate...More

Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

This may be my first review, but definitely not my first visit. We’ve been coming here for years. Every time we visit Columbia. Their cupcakes are some of our favorite! They have a wide variety of flavors and their frosting is the best! Way better...than GiGi’s who’s frosting is way to sweet in my opinion!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Kristin C, General Manager at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2019

Hi Lanie, thank you so much for your kind review! You've given us all big smiles today. We're so glad you enjoy them and look forward to seeing you the next time you're in town. Much appreciated!

Reviewed October 1, 2019

The cupcakes all tasted good. The banana pudding flavor was my favorite, and I heard good things about the piña colada and salted caramel chocolate cupcakes from others. The margarita cupcake tastes just like a margarita. The piña colada was very creamy and was the...favorite flavor of 2 people.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Kristin C, General Manager at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2019

Hi Sarah, thank you so much for your review! I love that you and your friends tried different flavors. The banana pudding cupcakes = yum! We so appreciate you taking the time to review us. Come see us again soon!

Reviewed September 26, 2019

Great Cupcakes, Yummy different flavors. Eat them in the first day or two or the get really dry. But mine never have a chance to make it that long. A little pricey but really good.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Kristin C, General Manager at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoy our cupcakes and especially the red velvet. (One tip: if they ever actually do make it in your house more than a day or two, keep them on the counter instead of in...More

Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

Really like cupcake downsouth! Their salted Carmel chocolate cupcake is addictive. Last time I went the cupcake itself was dry but this time was much better. Great place to stop when downtown!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Hi Coco, thank you for your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed our Salted Caramel Chocolate cupcake. I love that flavor too! (One thing: if your cake is ever at all dry, please do take it back up to the counter for a replacement; our...More

Reviewed March 2, 2019

This Vista area shop near the Hyatt and Blue Marlin has an imaginative selection of cupcakes at two price levels. Lots of frosting make them sweet and delicious. A good place to stop after dinner in the area.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Hi Gene, thanks so much for your review! I'm glad you stopped by for dessert. We're glad you enjoyed our cupcakes - and found them imaginative! Come see us again soon.

Reviewed February 24, 2019

Enjoyed 2 amazing cupcakes at this delightful location. Both the Chocolate Bomb and the Chocolate Covered Cherry cupcakes were A-1 - flavor wonderful and frosting above and beyond great.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

Hi Linda, thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed the cupcakes. (I love those flavors too!) I'll pass your review along to our team; they'll be so happy to see it. Come see us again soon!

Reviewed February 21, 2019

Found this little gem when searching for cupcakes while in town. They had a great selection, friendly service, nice environment, and I will be back.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

Hi David, thank you for taking the time to review us! We'd love to see you again - come see us next time you're in town for sure. We all appreciate your kind words!

Reviewed February 18, 2019

I love every one of their cupcakes! We get one every time we go downtown. I order them for parties and any occasion we possibly can. You will not regret paying the big bucks for these beauties!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Hi Beth, thank you so much for your review! You're bringing smiles to our faces in Columbia today. Much appreciated!

Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

My sisters and I stopped by for a treat and we loved the chocolate ganache, salted caramel and bourbon pecan cupcakes we chose! The store smelled like fresh baked cupcakes, and the workers were friendly. Would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Thank you, Amy, for your review! We all appreciate your kind words and that you took the time to review us. I'm so glad you and your sisters enjoyed your Chocolate Bomb, Salted Caramel Chocolate, and Bourbon Pecan Pie cupcakes! We've passed on your comments...More

Reviewed November 29, 2018

Love, love, love. Try to B&W with the cheesecake middle :) tried their cupcakes back when Taste of the Vista was around and have been hooked ever since!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Hi Kristen, thank you so much for your review! You've made us all smile. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Black Bottom cupcake (I think that's the one you're talking about - it has cheesecake baked into a chocolate cake with cream cheese icing) and...More

Reviewed October 28, 2018

Great assortment of cupcakes. Beautifully decorated. The girl was great in helping me make a decision. I had the Pumpkin cupcake and it was delicious.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you much for your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed our Pumpkin cupcake and your experience. Come see us again the next time you're close by!

Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We came in a little before 7pm, ordered our cupcakes and sat down with our kids. There was one other family in there seated with their kids eating. Of the three young workers one came over and said “we close at 7, you all need...to leave!” I understand lock the door and turn others away, we would of been gone in five more minutes, but to make paying customers pick up and leave? The other family looked at us as if they could not believe it as well. After we left my wife told me the workers were laughing as if they could not believe she actually did that. That was rude and not how you run a small business. We go downtown a lot, we have been there a lot, but we will not go back!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Hi Don, I hope you saw my response to your Google and Facebooks reviews already, but just in case, I'll copy it here: "I was dismayed to hear this! What evening was this, do you mind saying? Our Columbia manager and I want to check...More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5