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Kara's Cupcakes

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855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
+1 650-326-2253
10:00 - 19:00
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Santa Clara, California
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Special cupcakes is what it is all about. They have a good variety, and each is special in its own right. Great at any age.

Thank Breakfast-42D2
San Jose, California
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I don't understand people who don't like frosting, who eat the cake or the cupcake but eschew the best part. You know who you are. Don't go to Kara's Cupcakes. All the fun will be lost on you, unless you take along a pal who will eat your frosting, along with a smidge of the cake part. That being said,... More 

Thank 198maribethh
Bloomington, Indiana
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stumbled on this place at the right time while browsing nearby shops. Good selection of cupcakes, and a big thumbs up from our group. Not too heavy, and no overkill on the icing. BIG MISSED OPPORTUNITY: No coffee!

Thank PacPete
Windsor, Canada
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1,442 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 628 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

The cupcakes here came as a sugar injection into our bloodstream after a long business day. They were nice and tasty although the place is a bit pricy.

Thank TheGlacierist
Everett, Washington
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

The first time we went here, we had vanilla cupcakes and they were divine! Moist, flavorful, and delicious. We came back a second time and decided to try some different flavors (red velvet, chocolate, lemon, and vanilla again). The vanilla was still great and the chocolate was okay, but the lemon was bland, and the chocolate was dry. We will... More 

Thank CalebnZan
Orange County, CA
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166 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We were celebrating 4 family birthdays and found Kara's Cupcakes online. The hardest part is choosing which variety...Raspberry! (delish!) Meyer Lemon! Red Velvet! various Chocolate! They also carried tiny cupcakes so you could get a guilt free assortment. They were nicely decorated with cute decorative toppings for Halloween and all the birthday celebrants loved each bite!

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179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Kara's Cupcakes are our go-to cupcakes in the Bay Area. Kara offers regular size and mini cupcakes in delicious flavors. My daughter loves the Gluten Free options which look exactly the same (and imho taste even better) than the regular cupcakes. Kara's cupcakes also offer a gift card which is a super fun present.

Thank 100Sharone
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Awesome treats after eating pizza next door and walking around Stanford University all day. Our family each picked different flavors for dessert to eat in the car ride to San Fran. The staff were super friendly and accommodation since the little ones kept changing their minds! (Everything looked so good!!!) The key lime is amazing, but the 17yo thought the... More 

Thank ramona0101
Palo Alto, California
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295 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Of course you can easily make a entire batch of cupcakes for what you will pay for 2 cupcakes at Kara's. But they do have interesting flavors, gluten free offerings, and mini cupcakes, which you are less likely to find at home. They are not huge, but they are rich and come with a sturdy dollop of frosting, so you... More 

Thank Colleen D
Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

How can anyone go to the mall without stopping in? I could not. Went every day of my stay. Too few days, too many cupcakes.......Best bet, go first thing in the morning for the best selection.

Thank Pinky23_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-2253

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