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The Cupcake Cafe

4 Market Place, Margate CT9 1ER, England
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“cupcakes” (132 reviews)
“sandwiches” (29 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
4 Market Place, Margate CT9 1ER, England
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Reviews (413)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic cakes and real Doorstep sandwiches with a good choice of bread Prices are good as well Nice coffee and friendly staff

Thank jimaharding
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were having a mooch round Margate Old Town (where we'd not been before) looking for a light lunch and stumbled upon the Cupcake. What a delightful place.We each had a pot of "Builders' Brew" tea and a delicious sandwich made with superb granary bread....More

Thank jeffthejudge
Linzee_1987, Manager at The Cupcake Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks very much for the lovely review! Glad you enjoyed our Café. The Builders Brew is proving to be very popular indeed! Team Cupcake :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we just had a drink at the Cupcake Café because we'd had a rather big breakfast, we did mean to go back and enjoy the lovely looking cakes, brunch and sandwiches, we just ran out of time. The next time we're in Margate, we'll...More

Thank Mavis M
Linzee_1987, Manager at The Cupcake Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon. Team Cupcake :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in at 4pm today, during our first visit to Margate for years. Really surprised and delighted to find this little gem. Fresh and really delicious cakes, excellent whole-leaf tea, tables outside in the Market Square - and, oh yes, really friendly staff on top...More

Thank Tom W
Linzee_1987, Manager at The Cupcake Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the great review, was our pleasure! Glad you had a good experience with us. Thanks again, Team Cupcake :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quirky cafe. Great food. We had.the brunch. Cakes all looked delicious but we were too full after brunch to find room. We will leave that for another day.

Thank Sue P
Linzee_1987, Manager at The Cupcake Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the comments! Do pop back for cake on your next visit! Team Cupcake :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love cake and baking, so when having a day in Margate I treated myself. The apple and berry cake tasted more like a carrot cake, I tasted no apple and the texture was dry, more scone like. The chocolate has the frills of cream...More

Thank Jo S
Linzee_1987, Manager at The Cupcake Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your recent visit to us at the Curious Cupcake Cafe. I would just like to apologise that the hot chocolate was not up to your tasting, however we only ever use Cadbury's hot chocolate. As for the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in today for a drink mid morning, used to visit the Cupcake cafe regularly prior to change of ownership and had never had a bad experience. Today the lady serving was a tad abrupt and appeared not really interested, tea cup dirty and tea...More

Thank jtwalker01
Linzee_1987, Manager at The Cupcake Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience at The Curious Cupcake Cafe on your most recent visit. We ensure that we are always looking on ways in which to improve and staff training is our main focus. We apologise...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a day trip to Margate we found The Curious Cupcake Cafe randomly. We didn`t expect much and were in for a nice surprise. We ordered the regular big breakfast with lattes. The portion was big and every single piece on the plate was delicious....More

Thank TravellingNutter77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We often venture into the Old Margate Town area for lunch and this restaurant is one of our favourites for their homemade burgers . The food is cooked fresh to order and usually comes fairly quick unless they are extremely busy which in the Summer...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for coffee and cake after visiting the Turner Contemporary. My cupcake was Oreo-flavoured, which was more chocolate and cream than Oreo. I did find an Oreo cookie inside it. The flat white coffee was perfect. My friend had tea and cake and, although...More

Thank GreerNicholson
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Questions & Answers
Sophie A
27 August 2017|
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Response from Linzee_1987 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Unfortunately we do not offer an 'Afternoon Tea' I'm afraid. However, we do have lots of lovely tea and gorgeous cakes on offer all day every day. Hope to see you soon, Team Cupcake :)
28 March 2016|
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Response from | Property representative |
Hello. We have gluten-free bread that can be used as an alternative. We have soups and salads that are gluten free. And we have a selection of freshly-made and bought-in gluten free sweet treats and cakes. If you have any... More
10 October 2015|
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Response from | Property representative |
We don't have any acts at The Cupcake Cafe, but if you are interested in booking seats for a meal then you are more than welcome to phone us at 01843 231300 where can discuss our availability with you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Market Place, Margate CT9 1ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: 01843231598
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