The Hummingbird Bakery, Soho
After lunch at Veggie Pret, we decided to stop off at one of the Hummingbird Bakeries for dessert. With rows of delicious cakes, cupcakes and brownies it was impossible to choose. I finally decided on a raspberry cheesecake brownie– the best of both worlds. It comprised of three layers: a brownie topped with a layer of raspberry cheesecake and a layer of raspberry whipped cream. I had high expectations considering it cost £4.65.
The brownie layer was okay, but the cheesecake and whipped cream layers were divine. I was impressed that both layers were laced with fresh raspberries, none of that artificial crap, and I enjoyed the little raspberry on top for garnish. It wasn’t overbearingly sweet probably due to the fact they don’t use additives or preservatives in their recipes. All in all I’d say it was pretty good.
The Banana Tree, Clapham Junction
We ended off the day by heading to Clapham Junction for dinner. Natalie was very excited to take me to a restaurant called The Banana Tree, where they serve up Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Singaporean dishes. We conjured up quite an appetite having stood in line waiting for a table for 30 minutes. We eventually got seated and ordered vegetable spring rolls, a tofu laksa and a chicken laksa. I can’t express how amazing the food was! The portion sizes for the laksas were generous, so generous I couldn’t even finish.
Definitely consider trying the tofu or chicken laksa if you visit.
Next, part 3: Borough Market and Camden