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“very good!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cupcakes on Denman

Cupcakes on Denman
Ranked #39 of 76 Bakeries in Vancouver
Price range: $1 - $23
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: West End
Description: 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.
Cambridge, Canada
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“very good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Came to Vancouver from Ontario to visit, and thought to myself " Why not check out the cupcake store that I see on TV while I am here". I was not disappointed. We actually stopped at two different stores, and this was the better of the two. The owner was very friendly and my husband and her had a great laugh. The cupcakes here were fresher and I even bought two lip balms. Would buy another cupcake again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Overpriced sugar bombs. Bad treatment of staff.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

I wanted to like them but was so disappointed. The icing is so sugary, you can actually feel the sugar grains. The cake is dry and ...plain. Also, I witnessed the manager being mean to one of her staff. The staff looked like a new young hire and the manager had a very condescending attitude towards her (in front of me). I feel bad that I did not cancel my order on the spot because of that.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Lyon, France
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211 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“My birthday cupcake!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Received a big, red velvet cupcake from Cupcakes for my birthday. Came with a candle too. The frosting was delicious, the cupcake was moist and flavorful. Definitely recommend this place for all the cupcake connoisseurs out there. A Vancouver gem!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank flaneur99
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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Get the Red velvet cheesecake or the Diva....i know I know...I don't care...delicious.

Look for the yellow taxi outside and you have found it. Or get a giant cupcake for a friends birthday.

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Thank JustinC604
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Nelson, Canada
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125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Dessert spot.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We had to check out this "cupcake" phenom which seems to be popping up all over. I am not a cake person, but I tried a coconut one and it was delicious.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Robyn G
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