Whilst out in Soho, we stumbled upon this great little Parisian style-café called L’Eto Caffe. It was the perfect place to hang out as we didn’t want dinner, but did want a shelter from the rain and to rest our feet after spending over an hour walking through central London.
L’Eto Caffé is quaint yet chic, and it wooed us in with its vast range of desserts (I said I didn’t want dinner – that doesn’t mean I can’t have dessert!).
As well as the array of desserts, the café sold some salads and cold starters such as aubergine with yoghurt, providing a light, healthy pan-European meal. We steered clear of the food as we’d eaten, but some if it looked really good.
There are branches of L’Eto Caffe across London, some of which serve breakfast and dinner. However, the one we visited on Wardour Street in Soho just served over the counter food.
So here’s what we had at L’Eto Caffe:
The apple and maple syrup cake was delicious, but far too heavy and filling for one person.
The chocolate cake was good, but I felt that the cocoa powder used was a bit too strong for my palette.
However, one thing I would say is that the ingredients used are of good quality, and much better than what you would get at a chain café such as Starbucks or Costa Coffee. Also, there was a much wider range of desserts. From gateaux to tarts and pastries, L’Eto Caffe’s sweet offering is much more extensive than your run of the mill coffee shop.
The price isn’t much different either, each dessert was under £5, while we also had a latte, with the total bill coming under £14.
If I were to visit L’Eto Caffe again though, I would share a dessert rather than be greedy and have my own.
L’Eto Caffe review in a nutshell
Cost – Under £5
for a dessert. Savoury dishes between £5-£10.
Halal – Some desserts contain alcohol, so be sure to check.
Meat wasn’t halal, though mainly salad and vegetable options available.
Great if… you want a filling and tasty dessert.
Not so great if… you want a hot, stodgy meal. This is the place for light bites and afters.