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Cupcake Cafe

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545 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10018-1304
+1 212-465-1530
08:00 - 19:00
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I've been getting my cupcakes here since 1998. They make the prettiest cupcakes with beautiful flowers. The best part is the butter cream !! So amazing. When we got married in 1998, she made me the most beautiful white cake with blue flowers, it was so beautiful and delicious. I will always come here for cupcakes, nothing beats this place!

Thank Kimberly H
Upstate New York
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The cupcakes are pretty but the taste is awful. Dry cake and the frosting is a little too sweet. Plus, the place is weird. You walk in and there is a man sitting behind a messy counter. You have to make your way around a corner to the back of the store where the cupcakes are. $3.00 a cupcake is... More 

Thank Pialry
Port Jervis, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

They do really good decorating. We were there around 9pm so maybe that was the reason the cupcakes didn't seem so moist. Would recommend!

Thank Margaret T
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Incredible!! I had the best cupcake of my life at Cupcake Cafe! You can not go wrong! The icing is great and the experience was just as fantastic!

Thank Kristen P
Newbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We visited the cupcake café after reading a review in our guide book and were really looking forward to the cupcakes. Once we'd hunted the place down and got inside were pleased to see the selection of cupcakes. We picked a couple of cakes and took them back to our hotel to eat. The cupcakes looked lovely but never has... More 

Thank SweetandInnocent
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I happened in here out of curiosity and discovered the best latte I'd had in New York city during my two day trip. The cupcakes were very cute and delicious, so I couldn't resist. The owner and employees were very friendly and great to talk to, plus the decor was cozy. I just wish I'd discovered it at the beginning... More 

Thank AsCobb
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 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 

Thank Stuart G
Great Falls, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 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!

1 Thank Philip H
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 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.

Thank ASelk15
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2015

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

Thank CocoMallory

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10018-1304
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-465-1530

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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