Vida Bakery

  • Bakery Bakery
  • Vegan
    ( 10 reviews )

Boiler House, 152 Brick Ln, East London, England

Vegan and gluten-free bakery making cakes and cupcakes. Previously at 16 Cheshire St. Open Sat 11:00am-6:00pm, Sun 11:00am-5:00pm.

10 Reviews

First Review by lauraXsynthesis

Good cakes - Edit

Nice cakes with different flavours. I just wish they were a little sweeter but that’s a personal preference! Vida team are super lovely too!

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Banoffee Yum Yum - Edit

I visited yesterday and choose a Banoffee cupcake and wow it was delicious!! So moist and tasty and just amazing. My only regret is I didn't buy some more to take home! Next time I visit London I will be certainly buying lots more!! Xx

Pros: Delicious cupcakes , Really moist, Lots of choice of flavours

Cons: Little pricey but not from London so maybe it's av

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Really nice cake - Edit

I had the three layer neapolitan type cake and it was really nice. I also had the raisin cookie which was one of the nicest raisin cookies I've ever had. The cupcakes looked nice and there was about 6 different flavours to choose from when I went, but I didn't try them. Everything's gluten-free which is a huge bonus for me. There is some seating (I think I coincided with an afternoon tea party so nowhere to sit).

Update: I have since been to their stall in Boiler House several times and eaten pretty much everything they have. My favourites remain the raisin cookies (bigger than your hand) and the layer cakes - the strawberry basil was brilliant and unlike many cake shops, the layer of icing is relatively thin so not overwhelmingly sweet. Some of the cupcakes are better than others - the only complaints being that a couple of the flavours are a little drier and my husband said the taste of the mojito cupcake was quite mild. I enjoyed the double chocolate and lemon cheesecake cupcakes I had most recently. The staff are always really nice and friendly and I'll definitely keep going to their stall, wherever it may pop-up when they leave Boiler House.

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-14

Pros: Nice cake, Gluten-free

Cons: Not much seating

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Lovely Cupcakes! - Edit

Vida Bakery has relocated to the Boiler House food hall at Brick Lane market, where they sell a whole variety of cupcakes - probably about ten flavours when I was there. I got a box of 6 for £16 and was very impressed. I found the peanut butter and jelly too dry, but the others all got positive reviews. The caramel was especially good. They all looked really beautiful too. I believe all but one was also gluten free as well.

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Beautiful cakes and beautiful owners - Edit

Vida Bakery is my go-to cake place in London now.
Cupcakes are always delicious but also beautiful, carefully designed and flavoursome. Their cakes are just outstanding, and I've had some made for various birthdays and occasions now. People can never believe these cakes are vegan and gluten free. They're offering an afternoon tea service too, which is a must for any vegans looking for something sophisticated and delicious on the weekend.
Dani and Vane are amazing ladies running an amazing business, and I'm sure they will continue to flourish. The food speaks for itself.

Pros: Delicious cakes and treats, Amazing afternoon tea, Decent price

Cons: None!

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Best cupcakes in London - Edit

Delicious cupcakes. PB&J, Banoffee and Red Velvet are particular favourites.

Pros: Wonderfully decorative colourful cupcakes , Very tasty, Friendly staff

Cons: Matcha latte isn't as nice as other places

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Pretty cupcakes - Edit

Pretty cupcakes with an interesting range of flavours. I enjoyed the peanut butter and jelly one. The cupcakes are gf which I am not used to, I found the sponge slightly dry but it was tasty and it is obviously great if you are gf and vegan to have such a wide selection. They also have slices of cakes and cookies which I will try another time.

They mentioned that they will be moving to new premises (round the corner from where they are at the moment) so keep an eye on their social media accounts.

Pros: Very welcoming, Pretty cakes, Space to sit and have tea/coffee

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delicious vegan cakes and teas - Edit

Lovely little place with great service. Had amazing rainbow cake and teas too and all really nice and 100% vegan! Small but places to sit and lovely and cosy inside.

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Amazing cupcakes - Edit

Amazing high quality cupcakes. Red Velvet and Lemon cheesecake especially.

Pros: 100% vegan cupcakes plus hot drinks

Cons: not very cheap, but high quality sweets

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VaneVIDABakery 27 Jan 2017 - Hi Tomtre

Thanks you so much for your feedback, and for coming to the shop.

Thanks as well for appreciating the quality of our products, seriously we bake every morning to guarantee all our products are fresh and yummy for you guys!!

I will love to see you soon, come back and have a drink or a cupcake on the house, just to thank you for your time and your feedback!!

VIDA Bakery  

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Great for gluten free - Edit

This is a cute, friendly place and I liked the girls running it. There was a terrific selection of cupcakes and they tasted alright for gluten free. Also a very well-stocked vegan cookbook selection for browsing. It's a nice place to stop for coffee and cake. Like a lot of places around Shoreditch now though, the prices are very high. A small matcha latte cost £3.50 and the cupcakes, which are also small cost £3. The prices mean I won't go as often as I'd like to.

Pros: Friendly, Good selection of cupcakes, Good selection of hot drinks

Cons: Expensive for what you get, All gluten-free (for me, not as tasty as wheat)

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VaneVIDABakery 27 Jan 2017 - Hi Laura,

Many thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate all comments and suggestions, and most importantly we take them into consideration. In fact, we dropped the price of our matcha lattes, and we also included a deal on Tuesdays and Wednesday when you can have a cupcake and a hot drink (including matcha lattes) for £5.

I wont be able to say why prices at Shoreditch places are so high, but in our case ALL our baked products are handmade every morning to offer our customers nothing but the freshest. We don't buy anything pre-made and we do everything ourselves (Dani and myself). Also most of our ingredients are fair trade and organic which also increases the cost.

The reason behind 'all gluten-free" is because we are a free-from/vegan cafe, so that takes in the gluten as well.

We would like to see you soon, I hope you come any other day and have a special treat on the house, just because of the great feedback you have given us!!


VIDA Bakery.

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