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155a Wardour St, London W1F 8WG
- Tottenham Court Road Tube Station (0.4 km)
- Oxford Circus Tube Station (0.5 km)
- Contact us:
020 7434 3003
- Opening hours:
Mon - Wed: 10:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat: 10:00 - 20:00
Sun: 11:00 - 18:00
Severn Drive, London RM14 1QF
We have a huge variety of cupcakes on offer, each and every one baked to order by hand from our secret recipe ensuring the softest, lightest sponge imaginable. You can choose from all kinds of themes and flavours, or use our bespoke service.....
20 reviews of Hummingbird Bakery in English
I recommend them strongly
Very very good.
Hummingbird bakery in Soho is where I indulge in a red velvet cupcakes during my lunch break. Its a tiny shop just in the back streets in Soho. I advise to avoid going during lunch time as it can get quite busy. Defiantly the best cupcakes in London.
I was a bit disappointed to be honest, having heard all the hype and eventually getting around to visiting. The cupcakes were tasty, sure, but I really wasn't blown away. I much preferred Lola's, actually.
Coming from New York I have very high standards for cupcakes. I have to say, the red velvets are all the rave and for good reason!! They are probably the best thing to try in the cute little shop. The vanilla and chocolate cupcakes are a bit dry for my liking. I've yet to taste the carrot cake, it looks amazing. Overall great place.
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The best red velvet cake in London, if not the UK... if not the universe. Ok, perhaps I exaggerate. It's darn good, and I'm from the South.
The only complaint is the pricing. But then if the cupcakes and cakes were priced cheaper, then I'd eat more, and then I'd gain weight, and then I'd have to spend more money buying a new wardrobe. So in the end, in the cosmic sense, I suppose Hummingbird's prices are more fair and easier on my budget.
There's no cupcake in the world like a Hummingbird cupcake. I've been to Magnolia Bakery in New York and I've tried the Primrose Bakery closer to home. These cupcake related travels had let me to conclude that the cakes in the Hummingbird are by far the best. Firstly there's the buttercream, which is just so creamy. The cakes themselves are much lighter than their competition and that's a huge bonus for me and then to top it all off they're packaged up in the cutest takeaway carton. This might sound strange, but I like the fact that the cafe also sells glasses of milk. It's such a kitsch touch, but sometimes the best thing to go with a cupcake is a nice glass of ice-cold milk.
expensive but very tasty, i have fallen in love with their black bottom cupcake, a lovely chocolate cake base with a cheesecake topping. In my opinion the best cupcake there.
Their death by chocolate defeated me, it was indeed too chocolatty for a selfconfessed chocoholic
Totally agree with the review below. Hummingburd certainly looks the part, but their cakes really aren't all that good. OK, I take that back slightly - the red velvet is in a different league, but their standard vanilla with frosting numbers have, whenever I've visited, been uniformly stale, dry tasting and oversweet with too much greasy frosting. Primrose bakery and Lola's are still the leaders in my opinion.
I have been here twice and I find the staff very helpful and attentive, but, and there is a but, the cupcakes are not as fabulous as I had been lead to believe. They are expensive and really rather ordinary, they do not have the wow factor. I have eaten some cupcakes back in Suffolk that definitely have the WOW factor. (Try Suffolk Cupcakes, they don't have a premises but they go to lots of farmers markets, you can order online and they are very yummy).
I have to say i have been a keen hummingbird devotee ever since i worked near portobello Rd. I was so excited when i heard about the new shop that i walked down to their newest shop about 30 min after it opened. I was so surprised to see that it wasnt jam packed with people. I think it has a little to do with the location though - you almost have to search it out.
I will admit to not being a big fan of sponge cakes and cupcakes, but for hummingbird that changes completely. I adore their red velvet cupcakes and i've been loving hte extra christmas decorations that they've been putting on the cupcakes now. Edible glitter tastes like rainbows :)
I tried their cheesecake brownie as well, and while i absolutely loved hte cheesecake bit, i found the brownie base a little bit much - it could just have been that it was too much sugar that day.
Only thing i'm upset about is that they havent introduced the extraordinarily awesome rocky road cupcakes, but i'm holding out hope for the post festive season!
The only issue i have with hummingbird is the price - thats not to say i think they're not worth the money, because they really really are - but they're quite expensive so its an occasional indulgence rather than being a daily event, which my waistline has to give thanks for!
Uh oh... my favourite London treat just got a whole easier to reach. I suspect 2010 might be the year I grow a dress size... : (
But on the bright side - yey! Hummingbird Bakery is now in Soho! It's a tiny little shop so don't expect to be able to settle in for the afternoon. There aren't any seats, just a little bar to stand at and eat. But the range of cakes is as good as ever, the staff are wonderful and friendly and, well, it's just great. Best cakes in London. Easily.
Today I had a black bottomed cupcake, which is dark chocolate cake, cheesecake and cupcake topping. DELICIOUS.
Light, tasty chocolate chipped, cheesecake tinged brown bottom cupcakes with pure creamy white icing. Oh my word. This is the Hummingbird bakery alright... Ill be happily humming all afternoon after a trip to this store!
Brown shirted and pink tied staff beam from behind the counter, designed with a long queue in mind (I can see why). What are they so happy about? Only the fact they have access to the best cupcakes in London. Get down there an get a hand decorated masterpiece when you're in need of a pick up, just the look of it alone will sort you right out.
Ok, so the decor is a bit girly (I pity the poor guys who have to wear the luminous pink ties), and the produce isn't exactly masculine, but you really should think about embracing your inner metrosexual and get something from Hummingbird, because the cakes are really really nice.
As someone who has a bit of an addiction to carrot cake, their carrot cake cupcake goes straight to the top of the leader board.
If you fancy snacking on something pretty decadent with your afternoon cuppa, then this is the place to go.
Fantastic! Famous all over London, and possibly the world, Hummingbird have some of the best cupcakes. The red velvet was luch, giving vanilla fairy cakes a whole new twist! A touch of cocoa, a lot of red food colouring and bug juice never tasted so lovely!
My only beef with them is that egg nog and gingerbread are only available at weekends when I'm not in London
Get your butt down there PRONTO!
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