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London has some AMAZING bakeries. In the four days we were there we visited Hummingbird Bakery, L’Eto Cafe, Patisserie des Reves (more than once!), Pierre Hermes in Sulfridges and of course a good tour around the biscuits, cakes and confectioneries of Harrods.
Patisserie des Reves was a heaven on earth that we stumbled across near where we were staying. Pastry chef Phillipe Conticini creates “breathtakingly delectable” collection of cakes and pastries. These masterpieces definitely aren’t cheap, but they will change your life!
The pastry we tried (twice) was the Saint Honore. This is layers of puff pastry, filled with pastry cream, topped with vanilla mascapone and caramel covered choux pastry. I can die happy now!
Our next stop on the bakery list was L’Eto Cafe. Conveniently located in SoHo directly next to Hummingbird Bakery! It was a REALLY hard choice deciding what to order at L’Eto Cafe. You can see the crowds standing outside marvelling at the the beautiful pastries.
In the end I decided to go with the Honey Cake. the layers of cake where so light and delicate, I could hardly believe they had managed to stack so many layers! It also had a beautiful strong honey flavour.
I forced ET and our friends to go straight from L’Eto and into Hummingbird. There’s no such thing as too much cake! Here, there are just cupcakes upon cupcakes upon cupcakes!
The cupcake I chose was a key lime cupcake, filled with lime curd. A perfectly baked cupcake with a good crumb and perfectly moist.
I love this cute box they package it in!
Pierre Herme was one bakery that we nearly didn’t get to. I would’ve been really sad to have missed it! Luckily on our last day in London we managed to grab a few spare minutes to head on over to Selfridges and the Pierre Herme store.
ET and I got a box of seven different flavours and stuffed our faces with macarons on the flight home!
And with that, my London bakery experience was complete. That’s not to say I don’t have a ton more London bakeries on my list, but I managed to find my way to four amazing bakeries! Next time you’re in London go visit any one of them. Or all of them. No one’s judging. We’re all friends here.