The Cake Cafe restaurant

62 Pleasants Place, Dublin 2, City Centre South

Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
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94 reviews
4 stars - based on 94 reviews

OPENING HOURS

Mon12:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sun12:00pm - 9:00pm

CAPACITY
2244 people

CUISINES
Cafe, Cheap Eats, Organic

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The Cake Cafe

kenny.fiona30122291
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 30th June 2016 (visited 25 June 2016 )

We came across the Cake Cafe after visiting a few different places to have our Wedding Cake made. staff memeber was generally quite helpful and we agreed on a multi-tiered cake consisting of different fillings. On this topic we exchanged a few kindly emails just to finalise and confirm details. Between our initial meeting and up to one week before our wedding everything seemed to be going very well. We had agreed on the cake, style, fillings, and the total price. To our surprise, on the week before our wedding James emailed to say that he had increase to total bill by 95 euro. When we queried this we received the following response: Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Apologies for this, your reluctance is understandable however the idea of the set up fee is to cover the baker's wages. I apologise for the over sight on my behalf, I recall discussing the price but obviously overlooked these 2 options. The set up fee is €70.00 as it is a premium service. I hope you can understand our point of view and again my sincere apologies for this oversight. I can offer you the delivery and set up for €40.00 to cover the baker's wages. If you are free I can give you quick call. All the best, Surely the price of a cake should include the cost of the baker otherwise you are just buying ingredients. The whole thing was completely bizarre and was unneeded stress right before the wedding. If we are being cynical, perhaps it was only at that point that they realised the cake was for a wedding…’premium service’…and could charge a bit more. It certainly wasn’t for the ‘baker’s wages’. After a couple of emails we agreed to pay €25 extra for delivery and setup. All settled? At this point there was no ill-will, had been no cross words exchanged between us and everything was settled. Sadly, it seems that they had different feelings. On the day of our wedding the first thing we were told by the wedding coordinator when we arrived at the hotel (Killashee House, BTW, amazing service!!) is that the Cake Cafe had simply dropped the cake off and had refused to setup the cake. Needless to say, this was unbelievably upsetting and distressing. If not for the remarkable help and planning from the staff at Killashee House this could have been a disaster. Thankfully they had come up with a solution and setup the cake themselves. It was not how we wanted it but there was no alternative. The Cake Cafe had let us down tremendously and put the staff at Killashee House in a really rubbish and awkward situation. Once again, sadly, the bad news was not over. When we actually saw the cake it was not as we had agreed or as advertised on their website, Summer berry cake a naked cake with no icing. It had instead a smear of icing on it (I believe to cover up the fact it was slightly burnt). In addition, we had agreed that one of the cakes would be filled with jam and creme patisserie and the other simply creme patisserie. Neither of these were correct - the filling was very poorly done in one (in fact there was barely any filling at all) and the second was just sponge. Both cakes where dense and very mediocre (not what we had tasted previously). It was a complete embarrassment. Even the cooking was uneven as some parts were barely cooked through whereas others were burnt. We ended up throwing out more than half the cake as a result. It was an absolute disaster after paying more than the initially agreed amount. The Cake Cafe should be thoroughly embarrassed at their actions. We had done nothing wrong but question them for adding a significant additional sum onto an already agreed price one week before our wedding. We even agreed to pay more money but apparently this was not sufficient - they also needed to exact some bizarre revenge for questioning their mistake. Honestly, you don’t want to do business with people like this. They were nice and friendly to our faces and then did their best to ruin a part of the best day of our lives. First, they increased the price unexpectedly, second they did not setup the cake as agreed, third they did not give us the cake that we had agreed upon, fourth they did not even properly cook they cake that they did deliver, most of which ended up in the bin. Buyers beware! If you think you’re about to get a good deal make sure to add on an extra €95. And make sure that you have a wedding coordinator who is quick on their feet and can come up with a good solution when the Cake Cafe plops a pile of sponge down for them to deal with. Most disappointing service we have ever received. We rarely review anyone but felt that this was such a remarkably rude and hateful act that it was important to warn others of our experience. Surely, no one would want anyone to have this happen to them on their wedding day.

The Cake Cafe

janholland66667780813
Cork
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 14th October 2014 (visited 26 September 2014 )

I have been meaning to go to this cafe for a while. I arrived on a busy afternoon but managed to get a table in their lovely outside courtyard. It was surprisingly warm but I can imagine it is chilly in the winter. There are no heaters. When I asked the waitress said it is an eco building. I just had coffee and cake but there was a full lunch menu as well. My sponge cake was really simple and very tasty. Perfect nostalgic homemaking. I had a tasty latte to go with it. I will definitely go back for lunch. I am glad I found it. You do have to walk through a shop.

The Cake Cafe

jm1014
Dublin
34 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 11th January 2014 (visited 29 December 2013 )

A wonderful gem of a cafe hidden away in town! I have been intending to go for so long and finally went with my sister. It was a lovely place with a nice menu. The walnut soup was delicious and the scones were delightfully fresh. The value was good considering the quality of the ingredients and the guarantee that the food was all prepared freshly on site. Highly recommend

The Cake Cafe

rufio
Dublin
11 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 22nd October 2013 (visited 20 October 2013 )

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. It's cute and charming. Very relaxing. The staff are attentive and smiley. The tunes (though not loud) were very good. Cakes could be a little bigger portions. Tea choices were epic, I didn't know there was vanilla tea. A great place to chat for hours while drinking pot after pot. We had 2 pieces of cake and 2 large pots of tea and it was less than a tenner. BARGAIN

The Cake Cafe

kwalsh
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 30th July 2012 (visited 28 July 2012 )

The cake cafe is hidden down an alley off camden street. It's entrance is into a small courtyard and it's like your going into to someones back yard of their home. This is a perfect spot to chill out and enjoy a coffee. The cakes and deserts are just perfect and so so fresh.

The Cake Cafe

Hindigirl

6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 23rd February 2012 (visited 4 February 2012 )

I love this place, On a sunny afternoon the little courtyard that holds the Cake Café offers a realxing retreat from the bustle of Camden Street which is a mere 500 feet away. Everytime we visit we seems to be drawn to the Gratin and the Butternut Squash hot pot with Chorizo, words cannot describe how yummy these two dishes are. The tea that they stock is from Kingfisher teas, which I am a huge fan of!!!! If every in the Camden Street area, do stop by. You can enter through Daintree Paper or there is a back entrance through the alley way at the back of the Daintree Building

The Cake Cafe

tigersandtutus
Dublin
16 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 21st February 2012 (visited 1 December 2011 )

Ive been to the Cake Cafe on a number of occasions and it never fails to disappoint. It seems like a secret cafe the fact you need to walk through the shop. I came alone first but have brought a number of people since, it's out of the way from my side of town but always worth it. I have gone for breakfast - pancakes and for afternoon tea. I have not yet had lunch there. The service is really friendly and the food is top notch, a must experience

The Cake Cafe

Jen1985
Wexford
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 24th October 2011 (visited 18 August 2011 )

Love visiting this cafe everytime I am in Dublin. Seems like it is a little secret place to eat the loveliest cakes. The homemade lemonade and chocolate brownie are my favorites.

The Cake Cafe

Grungry
Dublin
17 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 11th October 2011 (visited 11 October 2011 )

One of my favourite hide outs for coffee & cake in dublin.A real treat.It's like a secret garden wandering through the card shop first.Went for lunch here & tried the toast special-beautiful homemade bread toasted with field mushrooms & Cashel blue cheese served with salad.We all definitely kept room for desserts-nicest,freshest homemade cupcakes I've had anywhere.Absolutely delicious.Love the food,love the atmosphere and luurrvve the style.

The Cake Cafe

Ghemma
Dublin
7 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 09th August 2011 (visited 9 August 2011 )

Went here today with a friend for lunch. Have been several times before and it's always great. I ordered the smoked chicken sandwich - delicious. The bread is cooked in the cafe and is amazing. Would definitely recommend going here, very hard to resist getting a slice of cake too.

The Cake Cafe

rux10
Dublin
23 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 06th August 2011 (visited 5 August 2011 )

I went here yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. It's only 10 minutes from the city center (keep walking past Whitefriar church) and you have to walk through a stationary shop. But in the back there's this kind of little garden atmosphere with cute little china dishes and a wall with crazy mosaics (think books, silverware, etc. glued to it). The menu was a selection of all kinds of goodies - cakes, cupcakes, cookies, teas, hot drinks, and wines. The desserts we had were great. Definitely worth the little walk over.

The Cake Cafe

claireindublin
Dublin
17 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th May 2011 (visited 26 May 2011 )

i went there as part of a food trail and i had a slice of lemon cake and brownie, absolutely delicious! highly recommanded spot!

The Cake Cafe

Mr Star
Wexford
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 22nd May 2011 (visited 21 May 2011 )

Visited the Cake Cafe on Saturday for first time having heard loads about it. First impressions were good: small, buzzy room with plenty of staff working. We ordered the porridge with fruit, which was delicious and very good value at €4, and the baked beans on toast, which were homemade and tasty. There is a slightly manic element to the place, probably owing to the squished room and the many staff and customers. It would be churlish to criticise them for this though. What is not churlish is to criticise the cakes. We got a selection to bring to a friend's house and all were disappointing. For somewhere called the Cake Cafe to sell cakes that are neither light nor moist is beyond disappointing. We tried four different varieties and all were dry and uninspiring. One would almost think they had been baked the day before, which I hope is not the case. The tasty and well-priced cooked food almost makes up for the lack of comfort and space but the uninspiring cakes are a step too far.

The Cake Cafe

Hungry tum
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 16th April 2011 (visited 13 April 2011 )

Finally, finally made it to the Cake Cafe and it certainly lived up to its reputation. We were lucky to get a seat outside cause inside was packed and it was a little chilly, but two quick bowls of soup sorted us out. My friend had the Goat's Cheese sandwich on their home made bread that was exquisite and I went for the famous Beans and Toast. Neither disappointed. The only complaint was that having eaten all this we were too stuffed to really enjoy any of the great cakes and deserts on display, but we did split a brownie. Just means we'll be back for more.

The Cake Cafe

jriviera
Cork
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 12th April 2011 (visited 31 March 2011 )

There are two entrances to the Cake Cafe, I was brought to it through the Daintree Paper shop, which makes it feel like you are priviledged to be in on a secret, we were lucky that the weather was sunny so we got to sit outside and felt very mediterranean eating Irish Tapas and drinking freshly squeezed orange juice. Cake Cafe has a quirky charm that makes it the kind of place you want to keep ordering more coffee rather than head back out the secret door to real life.

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