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East End Cupcakes

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426 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4028
+1 207-228-3304
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 18:30
Fri 10:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We were in Portland for the day and stumbled across this bakery. My son was excited that they were advertising that they had been on Cupcake Wars. "We have to check it out!" he said. So we did. Wish we had saved our money. The service was lousy. The girl behind the counter never acknowledged us when we walked in... More 

Thank andrewrobert2017
Boston, MA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017

$16+ for six stale cupcakes. Went in January so it wasn't the busy season. Still paid top dollar. Not a good value.

Thank Richard J
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The cupcakes served are better than average. Both the cake itself and frosting are delicious. When I went today I was a little disappointed by the flavor options and hoped for a little more variety. I purchased as soon as the store opened and expected a bit more variety but I was happy with the taste of my cupcakes and... More 

Thank Cjend
Berkeley, California
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398 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Really, cupcakes are good and they had some interesting combinations like churro and chocolate salted caramel.

Thank BarryandJackie
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you find yourself in Portland, Maine. You need to try the cupcakes. Moist cake and fantastic icing. I honestly can not see how they could be any better. Just the right size so as to not spoil dinner. While your at it. Have two.

Thank frankrv
Berkshires, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Modest sized cupcakes, but big on flavor. The perfect little great at the end of the day. Tried the chocolate with chocolate frosting, and all-vanilla. Sweet, but not too. Good selection of flavors available, so check it out to see what will tickle your palate!

Thank M616M
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127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I stopped by after seeing so many people leave with little pink boxes. I had the tiramisu and he had the chocolate salted. He said his was average and mine was decadent.

Thank aml3679
Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Was craving an ice coffee and did not want to do the Starbucks thing. Thought this place looked good and would have iced coffee. Apparently they do but the girl working said they were out. This was a little before noon so apparently they were making no more. We settled for cupcakes and asked for water to drink. The cupcakes... More 

Thank trollop2
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The cupcakes here are pretty good - I've always liked the frosting. Cupcakes aside, they really need to work on their customer service. The girl behind the counter today was rude and nonchalant, and didn't seem to care much about retaining customers or business. She would answer with very short and dismissive remarks, and would then awkwardly stare, waiting for... More 

Thank 939lilyt
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This place has always been boring, as you walked in, but always gave it the benefit of the doubt. Today decided to have a cupcake there, haven't been there in a year, realized the cupcakes seemed smaller, not a big variety. Coffee was lukewarm, tasteless. For being one of the only cupcake places in the Old Port, they need to... More 

Thank senseiSue

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 426 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4028
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-228-3304
This place is amazing. It definitley should be on your list. Best cupcakes I ever ate and an amazing selection. I just emailed them hoping they will ship to New York.

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