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Cupcake DownSouth

433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
+1 843-853-8181
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
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433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not a big place, but does have a few tables to sit and relax for a bit (how long does it take to devour a cupcake, any ways?). Lots of great choices, which change every day, and even some that are wine/alcohol infused. I love...More

Thank BarryandJackie
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi BarryandJackie, thank you for your kind review! So glad you've been enjoying our regular cupcakes and the After Dark cupcakes (the alcohol-infused ones) - I love those and the chocolate tuxedo too. See you again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great quick stop for a delightful array of tasty cupcakes. The girls at the counter were super friendly.

Thank TexastravelerWaco_TX
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the compliments and taking the time to write us a review! If you're really from Waco, TX, I hope you'll come back and see us the next time you're in town. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just yesterday, Cupcake DownSouth announced that they would be selling vegan cupcakes every day of the week. I know in the popular imagination, "vegan" equals weird, uninteresting, bland and phony. But for me, being allergic to dairy products, vegan baked goods are my only option....More

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

Hi Karl (who really is charming), thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad you were happy about our announcement - we are very glad to be able to offer this daily now too. And I'm delighted to see you've been enjoying our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were early for a CJO concert at the Music Hall so my wife and I stopped off here for a cupcake and drink. My raspberry and white chocolate and my wife’s strawberry shortcake choices were excellent. The staff are very friendly and we were...More

Thank Stucolco
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review, Stucolco! I'm so glad the two of you enjoyed your white chocolate raspberry and strawberry shortcake cupcakes - I wish we could offer the strawberry shortcake cupcakes year-round but we only make them when we can get...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cupcakes were amazing and the staff was very friendly, I had 3 of the flavors but bourbon pecan was my favorite.

Thank Jennifer S
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ha ha, I love the headline of your review, Jennifer! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us - so glad you enjoyed the cupcakes and our bakery crew. And I can't disagree with you about the bourbon pecan cupcakes!

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

The cupcakes were great and the people were super nice. I had the mint to be cupcake mixed with ice cream and it was amazing.More

Thank knc328
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the Mint to Be - it sounds like you had the Cake Shake (your cupcake + ice cream in a blender, topped with whipped cream) or Cake Quake (your cupcake made into an...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I love cupcakes, so we could not pass this place up. It’s smaller than expected from the pictures, but delicious nonetheless. We had red velvet, strawberry shortcake and death by chocolate. Each was moist and amazing.More

Thank KIM S
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a kind review, Kim! The Southern Red Velvet is our bestselling cupcake of all time so you were smart to pick that one, but the Strawberry Shortcake and Death by Chocolate cupcakes are also very...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped in at about t 1:30 on a Tuesday and it was slow but plenty of options available. We tried a blueberry with lemon icing, mint with chocolate, and chocolate on chocolate. All were great. You can buy 5 and get one free too....More

Thank brandonhill28
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words, brandonhill28! I'm so glad you enjoyed your cupcakes. The Limon Blu (blueberry with lemon) and Mint To Be cupcakes are popular for sure, and you really can't go wrong with chocolate + chocolate, at least in my book! Come...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I'm not normally a sweets type of person although my wife really loves them. I'm more of savory person but I admit I admired the flavor combinations and attention to detail. I sampled some of cupcakes and found the texture of the cake to be...More

Thank Johnny B
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks so much for your review, Johnny B! I'm so glad you enjoyed all the flavors you tried. (Since you appreciate the savory side of life, check out our Red Velvet Coffee the next time you visit! You might also like some of our After...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I’m glad I found this spot on this rainy day. The staff was super nice and the cupcakes were delicious.

Thank Amanda L
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Hi Amanda, we're so glad you enjoyed your cupcakes! I'll pass along your compliments to our team; they'll smile to hear it. And I'm with you: there's nothing like treating yourself to something delicious on a rainy, cool Monday!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 4
Cuisine
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-8181
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Description
Cupcake DownSouth’s three locally-owned bakeries bake innovative concoctions using the finest all-natural ingredients, like real vanilla beans, sweet cream butter, fresh fruit, and rich chocolate. We top them with our signature homemade icing, colorful sprinkles, candies, chocolate-covered almonds, chocolate chips, and more. Enjoy one of our nine daily favorites or try one of our 50 seasonal specials!
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