The Hummingbird Bakery
Notting Hill, London
133 Portobello Road, South Kensington, London W11 2DY
- Ladbroke Grove Tube Station (0.6 km)
- Ladbroke Grove Station (0.6 km)
- Contact us:
020 7229 6446
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.....
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This little shop is hidden away on the Portobello Road, blink and you would miss it… If it wasn’t for the hummingbird logo I would have walked right past.
The staff were very surly, and the cupcakes that I thought were going to be a wow factor were dense and dry, I was really disappointed.
too sweet...too much colour...over rated. bottom line is that these things can give you instant diabetes.
no idea what these people who reviewed this place was eating but when i tasted a little bit of the frosting, the sweetness stayed on my tongue for a good 5 to 10 minutes. I had to drink loads of water to get rid of it.
what's the difference between eating these cupcakes and taking a tablespoon of sugar and shoving it down your throat?
I bought half a dozen cupcakes as a gift a while ago and have been lusting after one for myself ever since. The shop is beautiful and draws in large crowds, particularly on Saturdays. I am lucky enough to work in the area, so passed by for a mid-week afternoon treat a couple of weeks ago.
What a disappointment! My only explanation would be that they sold me old stock as the cakes themselves were dry and not very tasty while the icing just tasted of old butter - just like when you forget to put the butter dish back in the fridge on a hot day. Yuck!
I just hope the ones I gave away were more tasty ... I feel thoroughly ripped off at £2 a pop.
Can't I just live here for a little while?
My friend has the Hummingbird bakery cookbook and has dazzled me with a lemon drizzle cake and a victoria sponge or two, so I decided to pop into the original shop while I was walking Portobello.
The diplays are all candy-coloured cupcakes and cuteness ( which I love ) the queues are long and the customers generally seemed satisfied.
I opted for a savoury muffin ( unooooo-shual, I know ) which was heaven - dense cheesy tomatoes, peppers, herbs and spinach. It wasn't the cheapest at £2, but great for gnawing on while we walked and talked.
And gnaw I did. I had to.
It was welded on the to muffin paper so tighly it would have been easier to eat the paper too.
Slight downfall :( as I hate wastage.
Nevermind, it still tasted great and I would definitely grab something else next time I'm there. It's down the very bottom ( southern ) end of Portobello rd on the left as you begin the Antiques area.
i’ve worked my way through most of the cupcake places in London and Hummingbird is the best so far. Love the chocolate cupcakes and the red velvet is superb.
If you order a cake from here be warned - their cake for 8 people could actually feed 3 times that amount. Delicious.
The cupcakes were ok but nothing like Magnolia in New York. Hummingbird missed the point and instead of having their place smell like a kitchen and with ovens, mixing bowls and the real thing , it looks too sterile and supermarket.
July 2009 - went back and I must say the cupcake was incredible - gave it 2 more stars
Like so many places in Notting Hill, your experience at this cute little bakery depends largely on when you go. Most days it’s rather quiet, you can take your time browsing, the staff are friendly, and you might even be able to find a seat at their bar if you want to enjoy your treat before heading off to your next destination.
If you go on a Saturday, though, there’s going to be a line out the door, the staff are moody, everyone’s impatient, and there almost definitely will be Americans saying, 'They can’t be as good as Magnolia’ (a small bakery in New York famous for their cupcakes - having had many a Magnolia cupcake during my years in New York, I can verify that Hummingbird’s are better).
Hummingbird is worth seeking out on a weekday, though, especially when it’s warm and sunny and you can sit out front at one of their tables. I’ve had really nice meringue-topped cupcakes there, and they do have other really good cakes as well.
This american bakery is famous for its cupcakes. Along with some cupcakes variety, there are also a selection of cakes specially baked for the day to guarantee freshness. It’s one of the best place to hangout in South Kensington, London.
I like their Red Velvet Cake. It’s a permanent offering on its menu and I must say it’s delicious, and doest make you feel too ful even after the 2nd slice. I like to eat it with camomile tea too.
Cupcakes is always popular with children. This american bakery offers some of the best cupcakes in London, with a good variety. On special occassion, cupcakes (and even cakes) is available on order. A nice place to hang out with a cuppa.
Love cupcakes? or love just any cakes? This place never fail to deliver. It’s the best place to hang out with a mate or two on a saturday afternoon, having a slice of cake. My favorite is the Red Velvet cake. They are delicious!
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