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Cupcake Cafe

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545 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10018
(212) 465-1530
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Relaxed cup of coffee and cupcake

Nice cafe to have a cup of coffee and to just zone out from the busy street outside. Listen to tunes and read art magazines. Very low key and relaxed. Beautiful little cupcakes with flower decorations.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
ASelk15
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Toronto, Canada
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My daughter did a lot of researching on cupcakes before we made it to New York. We were going to head to one of the more famous shops when our concierge, told us of her favorite place. You walk in and immediately you think this place must have good cupcakes, cos it was nothing to look at and yet, it... More 

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Thank Stu G
Great Falls, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

I looked up cupcakes to find a fancy one for my wife's birthday. They were easy to find and very nice. The cupcakes were like the pictures: beautifully decorated and tasty with buttercream icing. The space is a homey and warm place. I did not dine in but just got the cupcakes to go. Definitely worth the trip!

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Thank Philip H
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Nice cafe to have a cup of coffee and to just zone out from the busy street outside. Listen to tunes and read art magazines. Very low key and relaxed. Beautiful little cupcakes with flower decorations.

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Thank ASelk15
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place is the real thing- go to the heartless coffee and bakery chains if you require perfection and dull conversation.

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Thank CocoMallory
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I recently moved to the neighborhood and saw the Cup Cake Cafe (at 545 9th Ave., in Hell's Kitchen) as I was walking by. The name sounded fun and the place looked so earthy and relaxing. My first thought was...this could be a great place to become a regular. Well, that ended immediately. The man at the coffee bar (hopefully... More 

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4 Thank goldsongs
New City, New York, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Dressing was dropped on my daughter and it cascaded over her pants and sweater. A rag was brought over to help her clean up - including the floor around the table which she did. Not one waiter came to help her in this ordeal. I, then, had to get up and asked for napkins since we used the ones we... More 

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3 Thank Barbara R
Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Decided to sit down after a long day of sight-seeing... as many other reviews state, the owners (both the man at the bar, and the woman behind the cupcake counter) were rude, and unfriendly. What a shame, because the place has a bit of character (and an old wooden fridge). When I went to pay the guy was like "errm...... More 

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3 Thank domb313
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Modernizing our worlds will always be ours. Be it in design, technology or forms of socialization, we must keep evolving, irrelevant of the set pace, often irrelevant of high or even destructive costs. But there seems to be a need amongst us for conserving an antiquated, even archaic aspect to our surroundings, parallel to our perpetual evolution towards the next... More 

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Thank Sila B
NYC
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Don't be put off the the dingy interior: Skip the first counter you find and go round to the back where the cupcakes are. Then, don't miss the maple walnut cupcake. The mocha was good, too. But I was impressed that this was not american tasteless whipped fake stuff: It's the real thing. Smooth and buttery, with real chocolate and... More 

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Thank jazzjunkysue
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This cafe is tucked away, smack dab in the middle of NYC madness but oh what a hidden gem! The atmosphere is quaint and quiet, very homey and laid back and the staff is extremely nice and friendly. Now for the good stuff--the cupcakes are AMAZING!!!! Vanilla cake with coconut butter cream cupcake?! Need I say more?...okay--can you say "cappuccino''?... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 545 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10018
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 465-1530
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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