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The Cupcake Lounge

#312 of 2,348 Places to Eat in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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6 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
10:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regular cupcakes were $4 each. So many good ones we wanted to try so we opted to get 6 for $12. A little more gluttonous and a little more frugal. I personally liked the banana cupcake. Only five seats but cosy. Long to go back. Will try the fresh ones next time. Although I thought the day old were the... More 

Thank Rick M
Ottawa, Ontario
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I visited the cupcake lounge in the Ottawa market, we paid 9 dollars for 2 cupcakes. It was good, but too expensive!

Thank Shaunaottawa
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The cupcakes here are quite good and I would definitely recommend. Moist, rich, generously covered in sweet icing. However, for the price they aren't particularly good value.

Thank jdw862
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If you want something delicious and you like cupcakes this place is for you. Very small and personable staff. Great place to have a glass of wine with the flavour of the day. It's a must if you're visiting the city

Thank Louise B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Delicious cupcakes and such a variety to choose from. Not a place id go to regularly as $$$ however for an occassional treat most definetely. Staff were so friendly.

Thank oshawafamily
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Tried The Cupcake Lounge for the first time spontaneously while looking for a nice cafe to get some work done. The amount of cupcake selection they had was positively-overwhelming, I wanted to try them all! I ordered an almond raspberry cupcake and a small white hot chocolate. The cupcake was delicious and I could've easily eaten 2 more, very soft... More 

Thank Maimuna A
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I work in the Market and decided that forecasting a tough day it was the perfect time to grab these pricey delights. Had the raspberry and blueberry cake. Delicious I understand they are luxury treats hence the price and they probably have crazy rent expenses because of their great location. Really good cupcakes., but pricey so will buy in moderation

Thank Natalie l
Manitoba, Canada
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120 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The selection of cupcakes here is fabulous. And they taste as good as they look! The butter cream icing is perfect, and where else can you enjoy a glass of wine along with your cupcake?

Thank dpendgracs
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I can only comment on the gluten free cupcakes, but they are the he best I have ever had! Moist, tender, tasty: you would never know they are gluten free. They have several varieties which is nice, although not as many as the regular cupcakes. I bought some of each to bring to a brunch, and friends told me that... More 

Thank NfldTraveller66
Vancouver, Canada
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23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

They make nice Cupcake. Great selection, and revolving Cupcake of the day. Their day olds ate $2ish and just fine. Fresh made day of and day olds are hardly distinguishable. Take the day old. Even the girls there says there are no difference. The red velvet is a benchmark Cupcake to try. Biscuit is very much cake quality. Coffee, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa

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