L’Eto Caffe, Soho, London
It has been dangerous for both my diet and my wallet being situated so close to L’Eto Caffe. I mean, you can see my keyboard there, so you know I’m having some afternoon office guilt session. And it all makes sense. L’Eto has some of the most enticing windows in Soho, and the treats are as up to scratch in taste. It’s right by Princi if you’re looking for a double up.
I asked for a suggestion as my mind was overwhelmed by the options, and the most popular choice reported back is the Honey Cake. By the way, that’s always been my little tip – when asking for suggestions, ask what’s most popular. Asking for their favourite usually results in some politically correct / vague/ it depends on you response.
Simplicity delivers the ultimate sophistication at L’eto. The main ingredients in this layered sponge are honey, butter, sour cream, sugar and walnuts. And a single whiff would easily turn Pooh bear into a frenzy. The cake has a rich sweetness and the cream avoids it feeling heavy. Feeling delicate but that honey flavour is pure intoxication. One of my fave cakes in London to date.
One of the most eye-catching cakes is the Green Herb Cake. This was my second round (on a seperate occasion mind you). It looks exactly as it sounds. I was told it was one of the more healthier options with no added sugar, but the copious amounts of cream may suggest otherwise.
The green comes from the natural spinach and there are dots of pomegranates littered about. As with the other cakes from L’eto, it’s decidedly good. The sponge is light as a cloud and the layers of cream make for a velvety, smooth treat. It doesn’t feel too heavy and the Green Herb in particular has a refreshing lack of saccharine sweetness. So bit of a wacky eat, but I’m a fan. If you want something a little more chill, I’d recommend Gelupo.