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Scratch Cupcakery

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315 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-2757
+1 319-277-7855
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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Storm Lake
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our college son took us here and his friends work and help make the best cupcakes I think I have ever tasted!

Thank Russ C
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Scratch cupcakes are the best that can be found in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area! Lots of variety and a great local business to support!

Thank wheedance
Lakeland, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit this place a few times per year when in Cedar Falls. Cupcakes are always fresh, with a few new flavors and variations on occasion. Nice seating facing Main Street which makes for good people watching. Will be back in May!

Thank bob k
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

These cupcakes are unbelievable!! They are so tasty, moist and full of flavor. Each cupcake had a special frosting to enhance the flavors. The shop reminds us of an old time ice cream shop. It's a must stop in downtown Cedar Falls.

Thank Jean R
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to just pop in for a sinfully delicious snack or need cupcakes for weddings or events, Scratch is by far the best place to go. We had a couple hundred mini's at my wedding and they disappeared in a matter of minutes. They also kick butt for the wife when she's angry that you didn't finish the... More 

Thank CouplesDateNights
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I first heard of this place when searching for a bakery to order cupcakes for a birthday party. Customer service was excellent. So many selections, it was hard to choose. Since my first purchase, which cupcakes were a huge hit at the bd party, I have visited Scratch 3 more times to purchase 3 dozen cupcakes each time. Once for... More 

Thank rosef423
Naches, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

There are so many flavors. You will find one you love. My favorite is wedding cake. When I stayed at the Blackhawk hotel and was traveling with my Mom they delivered to the hotel in advance if my late arrival.

Thank slmappleloop
Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States
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298 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I travel the midwest, and buy pastries, cupcakes, treats, etc. Scratch was a nice combination of quality and excellent pricing compared to what I would pay elsewhere. Will 100% stop here when in the area again. I give them a 5 based on how they compared to other similar bakeries, pastry shops.

Thank JBretteD
Des Moines, Iowa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I come here often, particularly because they get the Sweet Rewards Gluten Free Bakery items which are amazing, although the serving sizes keep getting smaller on those. I've had the Scratch Cupcakes as well, and they are VERY well made and absolutely delicious, particularly the frosting. The only reason this gets an average rating is due to the atmosphere in... More 

Thank Jenna K
ScratchCupcakery, Owner at Scratch Cupcakery, responded to this review

Hi Jenna, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I'm glad to hear you enjoy our cupcakes (especially our Gluten Free partner - we love them too!!) and appreciate that you've tried our other products as well...I'm sad to hear you don't enjoy them (our Cupcake Shake nearly outsells cupcakes in the summer!!), but absolutely understand personal... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Very popular cupcake bakery downtown. I had remembered it from our last visit there about 7 yrs ago. Cupcakes are awesome and very inexpensive. Nice service. Great selection of flavors.

Thank dorothyhydepark

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$5
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-2757
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 319-277-7855

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