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The Hummingbird Bakery brings American home baking to the UK using only the finest ingredients.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

09:00 - 19:00


09:00 - 19:00


09:00 - 19:00


09:00 - 19:00


09:00 - 20:00


09:00 - 20:00


09:00 - 19:00

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The Hummingbird Bakery reviews

By Anna G.

Lovely cakes

Popped here on Saturday for some cake and tea after visiting the Science Museum. Very small cafe, with most of the seats inside occupied. However, even though it was a pretty drizzly day we sat outside to the front under the canopy and it had nice warm heaters which was great! I had the red velvet brownie which was nice enough, but no where as good as the rainbow cake! Pretty pricey, but really delicious cakes!

By Laura C.

A lovely, gorgeous place to meet and chat to a friend, or simply past the time in your lunch break. Their cupcakes are so pretty you can hardly bear to eat them, and come in a wide range of flavours, from carrot cake to plain old chocolate, with seasonal and daily specials so you can always try something new. You can also get brownies, slices of cake (cheesecake!), and for the super-healthy, muesli bars (can't say I've ever tried one though, I just don't have the willpower). The décor is attractive, all pastels and comfy seats, and the staff friendly. It's a little pricey, but not out of the normal range for hand-decorated, quality cupcakes. Personal favourites are the red velvet (a mix of chocolate and vanilla) and carrot cake cupcakes; I highly recommend both, though you could pick almost anything on the menu and be happy (black bottom cupcakes are a bit too rich for me, however).

By Sarah L.

Slightly dissapointed-whilst the cakes looked delicious, they were slightly dry and did not live up to their descriptions.

The tea came in heavily stained cups (builder style) and whopping big forks with which to eat the cakes (pretty china and cake forks please!).

The decor was very corporate. On the plus side, the cook book is great! Try Bertie and Boo in Balham, blows them out of the water!!

By Andrea Z.

One of faves in the South Kensington is the The Hummingbird Bakery. It was one of those coincidental discoveries that leaves me wondering what life was like before Red Velvet Cake came into my life.

The coffee shop is decked out with red velvet chairs and pearly pink mosaic. It is my great and absolute pleasure to bask in the awesomeness of this colour vision whilst marveling at, and tasting, the wonder of the bakery’s menu.

My only piece of advice: if you feel the need for some sponge therapy on a Sunday, early afternoon is a good idea if you would like to avoid the yummy-mummy traffic.

There are so many delicious cookies, cakes, pies and cupcakes to try that I have developed a technique - I order order a couple…or maybe three or four…or five cupcakes so that I have a taste of all flavours.

Then I go for the full-on cake slice next visit. Your first Hummingbird experience will be trying, as it is quite an ordeal to consume such beautiful cupcake artistry but your taste buds will thank you dearly.

Your outing to Hummingbird may prove pricey (particularly if you have a Red Cupcake addiction) but not ridiculously pricey. It is a lovely treat.

By Michelle C.

The younger and slightly bigger sibling to the Portobello Road location serves up deliciously cute American-style cupcakes.

The Venue
Although the iridescent pink tiling and cupcake prints lining the walls of the South Kensington Hummingbird location might be a little too pink for most tastes, it perfectly matches the sinfully sweet cupcakes up for sale. The bakery is just large enough to hold a few velvety chairs and some bar stools which are great if you like to linger over your dessert.

The Atmosphere
Although many customers pop in and out to pick up cakes they’ve ordered, there are still plenty who lounge around on the chairs or at the bar, reading and savouring their treats. The staff are smiling and friendly, and true to the bakery’s roots wear baseball caps and sports-style t-shirts emblazoned with the shop’s name and logo.

The Food
The cupcakes are absolutely divine, light and moist and topped with sugary, fluffy American-style frosting instead of usual icing made with just icing sugar and water. They’re also adorably decorated with colourful sprinkles and look so cute you almost can’t bear to eat them. Almost.

Cake flavours include vanilla, chocolate and red velvet (a heavenly mixture of vanilla and chocolate cake that’s been coloured red). If you’re in the mood for something a bit less traditional, there are daily specials available like lavender, mint chocolate, peanut toffee and carrot cake cupcakes. And for those of you who aren’t cupcake fans, there are cakes and pies available as well as cookies, brownies and muffins.

The Drink
There’s the expected range of sodas, but what you’ll really need after all that frosting is a bottle of water to wash down the sugar.

The Last Word
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, there’s no better place to indulge it than at the Hummingbird Bakery.

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