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Cupcake DownSouth

1213 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3135
+1 803-212-4949
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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1213 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3135
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing cupcakes, my personal fav is the red velvet ones but I'm also partial to the Black and White.

Thank NarrowMender
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a slew of all different flavors of cupcakes! I have been in a while back but always forget they are around until a special event comes up. It was a friend of mine's birthday last week and his favorite flavor is Coconut so...More

Thank GraceyJC
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

GraceyJC, thank you so much for your review! You've really made our day. The Loco for Coco is a favorite around here so your friend has good taste! (I should note that our regular cupcakes are actually $3.15 each, but if you enjoyed any of...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We went there for an after dinner treat on St. Patrick’s Day. This was later in the evening and they weren’t busy. The staff rushed my daughter, who is an older teen, even though no one else was in the store. I tried the Guinness...More

Thank Jwl300
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear your experience wasn't up to our standards - not even close. It's crushing to read this. I hope you'll give us another chance since our cupcakes should never be dry; we bake them fresh every single day. Please...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

The aroma alone will make your mouth water. There's too many flavors and colors to list. Whether your passion is red velvet, chocolate mint, etc. it's waiting for you. They have a small, cozy dining area also

Thank athernlillie
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you so much for taking time to write this review! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, and agree with you about the aroma; it's always great to walk in and smell the cupcakes baking, even for me after all these years!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

A bakery dedicated to cupcakes. I bought mixed dozen. Every one was amazing. the after dark bourbon cupcake has now taken the lead as my favorite sweet ever. Big cupcakes with a mound of frosting! staff was friendly, airy clean kitchen where the cupcakes are...More

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Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you so much, em! I'm so glad you enjoyed your cupcakes. (I'm a big fan of the bourbon pecan cupcakes too) I'll pass along your positive comments to our staff - they'll be glad to hear it! Come back again any time

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

we tried these out and literally they were very beautiful, but kind of dry and dense. I don't know, but I've had better cupcakes that were far more moist and much less expensive. at $17 for half a dozen cupcakes, I guess I was expecting...More

Thank indiemommy
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Oh, no! I'm dismayed to hear that your cakes were dry. That is definitely not what we are known for! If I can talk you into coming back one more time, I'd recommend for you the Southern Red Velvet cupcakes, which are especially moist -...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

It's hard to find gluten free treats let alone awesome ones. Icing, especially was perfect. Not too sweet. However, my granddaughter thought her regular cupcake was a bit dry. But she also thought the icing was perfect.More

1  Thank Sarah F
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your review, Sarah! One of our team members has a gluten allergy so we started offering gluten-free cupcakes years ago, and later added vegan on certain days of the week. I love that you enjoyed yours! (I'm so sorry to hear your...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This store is really cute and they have a great selection of cupcakes. I tried the salted Carmel. It looked great but I was disappointed with it. I felt they tasted ok...not bad by any stretch but just average.

Thank kkar602
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Found this little spot searching for good cupcakes in Columbia. The location is perfect, the atmosphere clean and friendly, and the cupcakes were good.

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Nice small cupcake spot. Many choices but a little on the expensive side for what you get. Staff was nice.

Thank bebeep405
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 4
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1213 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3135
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-212-4949
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Cupcake’s locally-owned bakery churns out innovative concoctions using the finest all-natural ingredients, like real vanilla beans, sweet cream butter, fresh fruit & rich chocolate. We top them with our signature homemade icing, colorful sprinkles, Reese's, Andes candies, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate chips & more. Enjoy one of 9 daily favorites or try one of our 50 seasonal specials!
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