Hello Cupcake

District of Columbia, USA

Bakery with vegan cupcake options

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

A minimal, modern cafe serving gourmet cupcakes.

Added by conde.kedar on Aug 25 08 (last updated Jul 26 12)

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I wasn't tremendously impressed with the cupcakes here but I'm very glad that they offer a vegan cupcake every day. I went twice this weekend. The first time, the featured cupcake was peanut butter with banana frosting. The second time, it was a coconut cupcake. Both were good - light and soft with creamy frosting, but nothing spectacular. The cupcake was a little dry on the edges the first day, which could be because I stopped in just before close.

While the vegan cupcakes were good, they tend to be a simple flavor with a plain frosting, whereas the non-vegan options have cookies and sprinkles and swirls. The girl working said that's because they don't know which toppings are vegan. Fair enough. I suggested she check out the accidentally vegan website (http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/accidentally-vegan.aspx) because there are MANY vegan candy ingredients to use like Oreo cookies and chic-o-sticks. The girl seemed interested so I hope she follows up!

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I never thought a cupcake could be "gourmet" until I came here. It's a bit hard to find as DuPont Circle is a confusing area, and the store doesn't have a big sign (just an all-glass storefront).

It's a minimalist, super-modern space with a couple of Herman Miller Eames tables and chairs and sleek, all-metal counter areas displaying column after column of cupcakes, all uniformly perfect in appearance and positioning. It's like stepping into a cafe out of "2001: A Space Odyssey."

While they only had one vegan option, it was absolutely spectacular. It was a banana cupcake with chocolate frosting; the frosting was rich and creamy, while the banana portion was soft, moist and utterly perfect. It cost $3 but was one of the best cupcakes I've ever had. Highly recommended.

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Neighborhood

DuPont Circle

Directions

Just south of Dupont Circle, across from the Metro.

Non-Smoking

No Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible

Prices

$ - inexpensive

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • American

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vegan PB cupcake with banana frosting

vegan PB cupcake with banana frosting

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Hours

10am - 7pm
10am - 9pm
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