If you haven’t been to Cupcakes on Pitt and have been wanting to – DON’T.

That is, unless you’re planning on being disappointed (like I was).

I’ve been strangely curious about Cupcakes on Pitt; more than a handful of friends have had half-hearted opinions of their wares and I’ve been debating for a long time if I wanted to find out for myself. But the very brave Leigh took me to the Parramatta Cupcakes on Pitt store.

I’ve never been to the Bondi store or the flagship store in the city so don’t know if it’s the norm to not have any decent seating, but I was surprised that there were only about 4 barstools in the shop, and no tables.

While I was choosing which 2 cupcakes to buy, the woman behind the counter kept yelling flavours at me. It was like I was in the middle of Paddy’s Markets or walking through Kings Cross. At least the prices were down to $2.00 from the original $3.50. All the cupcakes looked impressive but I managed to decide to buy a lemon meringue and a passionfruit.

I have to give credit to the packaging; my little bundle of cupcakes made it home in one piece after being lugged around multiple laps of Parramatta Westfield.


The cakes themselves were dry and plain. The passionfruit icing was fake-tasting and the meringue was rubbery. The nicest part was the tiny amount of lemon under the meringue.

Overall, a thoroughly disappointing experience. If you’re looking for a nice cupcake cafe in Sydney, then Cupcakes on Pitt is not the place you’re looking for!

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6 thoughts on “Cupcakes on Pitt

  1. I used to go to the City store a lot when I worked in the MLC centre (2, maybe 3 years ago now?) and it was pretty decent.

    I got pretty friendly with the owners wife and even quoted them a very reasonable sum to do their website, but they turned it down. Stopped going after that :P

    Posted on 16 January 2009 at 10:35 pm
  2. yeah, that’d actually make sense, cause i’d heard good reviews early on, then they went downhill.
    good move after they knocked you back! *high fives*

    Posted on 17 January 2009 at 8:45 am
  3. I agree. My partner and I thought we would try the cupcakes on Pitt in Parramatta – We were in Westfields and happened to pass their store. Wow were we disappointed! The cupcakes were absolutely disgusting – We brought the chocolate Honeycomb and the biscuit one! I spat mine out and threw the rest in the bin! A total waste of money. The only thing I liked was the packaging! I would never go back to this shop!! Ever!!!

    Posted on 4 February 2009 at 9:25 am
  4. claire, i’m so glad you thought the same… i was wondering if i was expecting too much from a humble cupcakery!

    Posted on 10 February 2009 at 10:52 pm
  5. I’ve also heard some disappointing feedback from friends and husband who have tasted their cupcakes.
    They are mass produced after all…

    Posted on 10 March 2010 at 1:43 pm