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The Hummingbird Bakery

#21 of 284 Bakeries in London
#1,516 of 18,990 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
South Kensington
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Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3JP, England
+44 20 7851 1795
Today
10:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:30
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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have tried cupcakes from various places but i love hummingbird ones the best. For some the sugar frosting is just too sweet and overpowering but i really like it. Maybe thats why it goes down well with a massive cup of coffee! Red velvet signature is my favourite but also like the chocolate bottomed one. Regards Omar

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Thank Omar I
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hummingbird Bakery is massively overrated. There is nothing special about their cakes. The red velvet cupcake was nice but I could have paid half the price somewhere else and it would have tasted the same.

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Thank JoemilyTalazs
Santa Clara, California
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290 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their cupcakes were calling our name as we walked by. Cute Christmas decorations. Good coffee. I took a picture of their window, so cute!

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Thank Kelsey1976
London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Choice of cakes was amazing, lovely heaters at outdoor tables, staff really friendly, not many indoor tables, hot and cold drinks, lovely place,

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Thank 40lulu
Liverpool, New York
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked here from Borough on a whim and it was totally worth it. There were approximately fifteen different varieties of cupcakes! I chose a "Festive Christmas Red Velvet Cupcake" and the cashier even let me pick which one I got (I chose the one with Santa's legs sticking out)! Really nice service and delicious cupcake! I took it away... More 

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Thank serena778
Nybro, Sweden
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Lovely cakes and cupcakes, was really hard to choose between them. Very few seating options inside - guess this place is mostly catering take-aways

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Thank evelinaNybro_Sweden
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Just a small distance from South Kensington Station, Hummingbird Bakery is a small shop with a few tables. Perfect for coffee, cake, and small chat with friends. We love their cupcakes - red velvet, black bottom, Biscoff, and salt caramel to name a few. Very tasty and moist! Cupcakes can be also ordered by the dozen.

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Thank NowThatsAHoneymoon
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

After numerous times and most of my friends and relatives tried it they all agree that Hummingbird has the best Red Velvet cake. So I am recommending this bakery 1000% if you are a Red Velvet passionate!

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Thank anacpap
Reading, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Conveniently located across the station- usually packed but is spatially compensated with the small patio outside. Diverse range of cupcakes, whoopies and cakes to go or packed for any occasion. Had the well acclaimed red velvet & salted caramel cupcakes- less moist, one dimensional flavour & too sweet for my palate- personally expected more. Service was efficient & friendly. Price... More 

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Thank Dcafehopper
Wales
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Picked up some carrot cake cup-cakes on the first day of a weekend break in London - ended up doing the same each day we were there! These were the best cakes we have ever had, brought some back with us too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7851 1795

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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