An impressive display of cupcake snobbery. I heartily approve and shall be avoiding this particular outlet.
LOLA's Cupcake & Coffee Bar
400 Oxford Street, Selfridges Foodhall, London W1C 2BU
- Bond Street Tube Station (0.3 km)
- Marble Arch Tube Station (0.4 km)
- Contact us:
020 7483 3394
- Opening hours:
mon-sat 9.30am-9pm | sun 11.30am - 6pm
Unit 20 Malham Road Industrial Estate, 1 Malham Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 1AH
“Delicious cakes made by Panari. Whatever your style, design, flavour...consult with Panari and we'll have it made for you! Panari Cakes is a family owned and operated bakery serving London and the surrounding counties. We began in 2001 from a...” more...
8 reviews of LOLA's Cupcake & Coffee Bar in English
I’m very into cupcakes, grew up in California, and know what American cupcakes are “supposed” to taste like. These aren’t it.
I had a red velvet from here, and the ‘frosting’ tasted like plastic cheese. It was so revolting that I spit it out. Luckily the staff were very sweet and gave me a different cupcake as they felt so bad. Even the replacement tasted disgusting (a bland though sparkly Vanilla cupcake), but I felt guilted into eating it because they’d replaced the previous yucky excuse for a cupcake.
They are decorated beautifully, so if you want cupcakes for merely decorative purposes (a Christmas tree ornament? I jest) then maybe these are the ones for you. Otherwise I suggest going somewhere the cupcakes actually taste good, like Hummingbird, Buttercup, or Primrose.
I’m still looking forward to the day when Crumbs and Magnolia make their way over from the states…
These aren't inherently terrible cupcakes, however they were not the kinds I've grown to love. The decoration of them is thoughtful and cute, which is a plus (I've received cupcakes that looks like someone just slapped the frosting on the cake and threw it at you!). It's relatively tasty, but in my opinion what I got was too sweet. I generally use chocolate cupcakes as my standard to grade a cupcakery off of, and the cupcake just was not chocolatey enough and a bit too sweet. Also, as earlier stated, the cake itself is very dry.
It's nice that they have regular and tiny sizes so if you want a treat but don't want to be too naughty you can get a smaller bit, but the company needs to adjust its recipe.
M Smith, 16 February 2011:
nicolearios, 16 February 2011:
I'm trying to figure out if I should consider that a compliment or not! I think I will, considering it's true that I AM a huge cupcake snob :D
M Smith, 18 February 2011:
Compliment of course! It's more useful reading reviews from the discerning than the non-discerning...
modernmissemily, 24 August 2011:
I totally agree, as a cupcake snob myself. The Lola’s cupcakes are vile.
what's not to like about this cupcake bar. nice fresh buns lavished with buttercream toppings in wild and wonderful varieties. for a little pick me up, or a treat for the kids or workmates this place always a winner
was in selfridges and the cupcakes looked so pretty I had to try them. I got a rocky road and an oreo one ( for comparative analysis purposes you understand!) but sadly it was towards the end of the day and they were both a bit dry and flavourless. Not the sweet treat I was anticipating. Hummingbird still clear winner for me!
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