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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The Hummingbird Bakery Portobello Road
133 Portobello RoadNotting HillLondonW11 2DY
- +44 (0)20 7229 6446
- Public transport:
- Ladbroke Grove, Underground
Very tiny shop with range of cupcakes that are adorable to look at and taste great as well. Yes they are heavy and really sweet but it's not a food you eat every day so as a treat it's really nice.
What I absolutely adore is their design though, from their colours to the packaging boxes which are so handy and cute. They also make seasonal cupcakes with little figures for Christmas, Halloween...more
I'd heard so much about Humming Bird bakery, that I was quite excited to take my sister there.
A friend had served me a lemon cake from them for tea once and it was nice, but I wanted to see the place for myself.
The location is tiny, but I've been to tinier cafes/bakeries. They had quite a few options on offer and fresh bakes seemed to be constantly coming out of the kitchen.
We tried the...more
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
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