By a happy accident, I ended up at the Hummingbird Bakery this weekend for a tea date. My original plan was to go to the Victoria and Albert cafe to sit in the Victorian “Gable Room”. Unfortunately, when we arrived, it was packed to the rafters with people. So, this plan has to be put on hold for another day when I have the patience to wait for my tea and cake. Roxy mentioned the Hummingbird Bakery which is just around the corner from the museum and a figurehead for American-style baked goods. Although it is not a quintessential English bakery, it is a must if you are in London!
We ordered a customer favourite, the “Mile High Chocolate Salted Caramel” cake, as well as a “Lemon Raspberry Ripple” cake. For anyone else, their huge slices of cake may be a tall task. But, we persevered and made it through most of the two slices. I was in heaven. Give me any form of cake and some decent tea to wash it down, you will have my heart for life! The great thing about this place? Everything is made on site and is authentically “homemade”. No unnecessary additives, just genuine home-style baking.
Hummingbird Bakery has a few cookbooks and recipe books released so you can enjoy the cakes that you eat at home. If you can be bothered to bake them yourself of course! They also have cute baking gadgets that you can buy as gifts for any of your die-hard baker friends. You can even order (or buy) whole cakes for special occasions. I love that this bakery has become so popular but has stuck to wholesome baking that does not have a hefty price tag.
So, even though it was an accident that I ended up at the Hummingbird Bakery. I am pretty darn glad of it 🙂 You can check out their website here, to find a store near you.