If you have a sweet tooth just like me and are always on the lookout for new places to try I can highly recommend The Hummingbird Bakery in Notting Hill! It’s without a doubt one of my favourite spots in all of London for a coffee and a piece of cake! Don’t miss it next time you travel there.
Where it all began
In 2004 the first Hummingbird Bakery opened on Portobello Road in Notting Hill. The idea was to bake cupcakes and other sweet treats according to American tradition. Something which could not be found in London at that point. The founder, Tarek, was very keen on providing cake and cupcakes that tasted homemade and that is still the key today! That is why every bakery has its own kitchen where the magic happens!
The Hummingbird Bakery a story of success
Oh boy have they succeeded! The cupcakes at The Hummingbird Bakery are out of this world and so are the rest of their cakes. Today they have five other branches around London and one in Surrey. And they are so successful that they have now also opened two branches in Dubai. I’m pretty sure they will be taking over the whole world soon!
What not to miss
I have probably tried most (if not all) of the cupcakes and other cakes at The Hummingbird Bakery. And my absolute favourite is their Red Velvet Cupcake. This is a classic american flavor and their recipe is just perfect. The subtle hint of chocolate in the sponge cake and the fluffy cream cheese frosting makes it unbeatable! You should not miss this if you stop by any of their shops when you are visiting London.
My other favourite is the Black Bottom Cupcake. It has a rich chocolate sponge as a base filled with cream cheese and cream cheese frosting to top it off. The perfect way to really indulge.
If you’re feeling a bit peckish but you don’t want something quite as filling as a cupcake I’d recommend that you go for brownie. They might actually be equally as filling as a cupcake but give them a try, they are delicious!
Bake your own cupcakes with The Hummingbird Bakery
If you are not able to travel to London at the moment to try the delicacies at The Hummingbird Bakery, don’t despair! You can make the cakes at home instead! The bakery has created various cookbooks that you can easily order online and have delivered to your door! How great is that?! If you are interested in baking your own cupcakes from The Hummingbird Bakery here’s the link to order the book: https://hummingbirdbakery.com/collections/gifts-books.
They don’t only offer the cookbooks in their shop, you can also get a lot of fun utensils to make you a pro baker in no time! If you’re getting one of the cookbooks you should also get the cupcake starter kit, that really goes without saying.
All in all, a place you really should try when visiting London if you have a sweet tooth. It will not disappoint! And be sure to get a copy of their cookbook because you will be craving the cupcakes even when you get back home!
When you have been indulging in a few cakes or cupcakes you might feel like you want to move a bit, check out my article on my home workout and healthy food for inspiration!