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The Cake Bar

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17 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1417
+1 508-553-8700
09:00 - 19:00
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently ordered a cake for my wife's birthday. The ordering process was very easy. I simply placed a call, talked with them and ordered the cake. I picked it up the next day. Walking into The Cake Bar, I was immediately overwhelmed by the incredibly delicious smell. Willy Wonka's imaginary sweet factory couldn't compete. The second thing I noticed... More 

Thank PricingGuy007
Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great for a special event, the cakes and cupcakes made here are pretty to look at and quite delicious. A little too much frosting on the cupcakes for my taste, but the cake is moist and not too sweet.

Thank AmReCo
Boston, Massachusetts
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1,757 reviews
1,379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 938 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The cupcakes here are ok, but not special. OK for the area but doesn't stand up to the great ones of other specialty shops. The ambiance is nice for a local place. Friendly staff.

Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I don't think I've had a bad item at The Cake Bar - but I don't know if I can go there anymore. The service is something out of a bad movie. Nobody seems to have any sense of urgency, coffee take forever, everything is slowed down to a crawl, and I lived in North Carolina - nothing should be... More 

Thank TDK44
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

When this place first opened, I was amazed at the originality and creativity with cake decorating. I had them do all of my cakes. I feel that they have since gone down hill. I went in to order cupcakes for my daughter's birthday- cats was the theme. They could only do a printed fondant circle with a cat face. Like,... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

So delicious & great service. Everyone was very helpful as i wanted to eat everything. I gave them what i love the most & they gave me exactly what i wanted. Very tasty treat!

Thank Peggy P
Franklin, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

delicious cupcakes and service very friendly--nice place to meet with friends and enjoy a little sweet something

Thank maine-lea
Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Excellent quality food and products, friendly helpful staff. Wish they were open more often. They are definitely crowd pleasers!!!

Thank Nancy0726
Franklin, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

I routinely get cupcakes here and decided to get a birthday cake for my 5 yr old done. It was soccer themed and they did a wonderful job. The only thing I wish they would experiment with is dairy free options.

Thank Bobbi P
Boston, Massachusetts
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639 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 592 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Stopped in here to check it out and was impressed. Pretty decent size place and great selection of cupcakes, cakes and brownies that all looked delicious. Every style flavor and frosting and they also do special orders of cakes etc. They had these yummy frosting shots that were all sorts of frosting flavors. The prices were decent and the staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
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: 17 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1417
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 508-553-8700

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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?