The Hummingbird Bakery landed in London in 2004 and has fast established a following for selling delicious brownies, cupcakes, cakes and more. This is the original Hummingbird Bakery on Portobello Road, Notting Hill.
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Venue Details & Map
The Hummingbird Bakery Portobello Road
133 Portobello RoadNotting HillLondonW11 2DY
- +44 (0)20 7229 6446
- Public transport:
- Ladbroke Grove, Underground
The Hummingbird sells medium-sized cupcakes that are overly dense, doughy and consequently overrated given their 4-pound price tag (sitting in is more expensive than take-out). The shop itself is also really small and cramped.
Tl;dr - overpriced cupcakes at Portobello Road.more
I use to love these guys, now I'm not impressed. Good when they started now it's just mediocre. Overly sweet, sponge is dry and the buttercream doesn't taste that great. The larger slices are better but towards the end the sponge is dry. Refuse to go in and give them my money now.more
Had a very large yummy selection of cupcakes from here. All of them were delicious and also beautiful. The shop is cute and had great, friendly service. :-)more
I believe in cupcakes. And, I believe in a lot of cupcakes. I first tried out Hummingbird Bakery in 2010. I got hooked right away. It was a call from home. These cupcakes coin themselves after American cupcakes. Believe me, they are right up there with some of the best that I've had in DC and NYC.
The Portobello location has limited seating during the week, and none during the weekend. They...more
Let me be frank and say that I am no natural fan off cupcakes. I've always found them a tad too posh and irritatingly 'over-promising, under-delivering' - even the famous magnolia cupcakes i New York. That is of course until I tasted one of these deliciously yummy Hummingbird cupcakes. OMG!
Just one piece of advice: go for the red velvet! Instant love, you will never be the same person again.more