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L'ETO Soho

Restaurants, Italian Soho
4 out of 5 stars
(11user reviews)
L'ETO Soho

Time Out says

One of six London branches, this Wardour Street caffè brings bites with an Italian bent to Soho. Food here is predominantly priced by weight, with diners invited to help themselves from the counter. Starters include options such as grilled broccolini with chilli and garlic, and baby spinach and goat cheese salad with dried cranberries and nuts. Mains include chicken fricadelle with mushrooms, a mixed vegetable quiche and sweet ginger chilli beef.

Many of the patisserie are on prominent display, with tarts, meringues, pastries, classic desserts and other baked goods visible to passersby on Wardour Street. Twelve coffees feature on the coffee menu, including a honey and hazelnut latte that comes topped with nuts. The tea list is 16-strong, with hot herbal options alongside ice teas and fruit versions. There is the option to create your own juice, too.

L'ETO Soho says
Count the memories not the calories! Heavenly delights await you in the heart of Soho! Ranging from the conventional yet never mundane chocolate, praline, pistachio and caramel to the more esoteric efflorescence of chia seeds, sea buckthorn, lychee and the penultimate rose petals!

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Address: 155 Wardour St
London
W1F 8WG
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Rd
Price: Cakes for two with drinks: around £15.
Opening hours: Open 8am-11pm Mon-Sat; 9am-10pm Sun
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Users say (11)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:3
  • 4 star:4
  • 3 star:3
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:1
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tastemaker

The window display for this place is mouth watering to say the least which was kept us waiting in the queue for about 30mins for a table! Once inside, the place is quite small, but the delicious treats displayed are all available to be picked and eaten! :) I chose a rose cake which was a big slice and admittedly towards the end I couldn't finish it as was quite sweet but paired beautifully with the recommended "instagram" herbal tea on their menu. You can watch the tea change colour once poured from the pot into you cup! 

The decor wasn't fancy but had a few large canvases where you were welcome to leave a message or doodle as such! 


We went to L’eto for a Saturday brunch. Having walked in I felt like I had entered a 70’s styled restaurant: dark brown and black wooden panels with yellow lighting. Personally, it wasn’t to my personal taste, however the food really made up for this. I ordered a savoury French toast with a cheese topping. It was delicious! The health juice mix that I ordered wasn’t so tasty (but considering that it was a health drink I was probably a bit optimistic). Everyone’s food looked amazing and they were all happy with their choices too. I’m definitely going back for their brunch!

Tastemaker

The selection of their cakes in their front window is what enticed us inside and we ended up trying the raspberry tart and the pistachio cake. Although it looks tempting from outside unfortunately inside it is quite dingy, they had lots of coloured paper cones suspended from the ceiling but this didn’t really brighten up the place although this looks like it has changed since last time I peered in. As for ordering, it was a little odd, you have to order the cakes up at the till and then anything else can be ordered at the table. Their drinks were ok, on the plus side the tart and cakes were exceedingly good, delicate light full of flavour, the brunch options look appealing too.

tastemaker

Heaven on a plate, such decadence. Beautifully crafted patisserie, indulgent carrot cake, the midst amazing green cake and craft teas. We were so spoilt. An awesome place to spend catching up with friends, forgetting the calories and making memories. The only drawbacks are the limited space and having to queue. Whilst a bit price, it's definitely one of Sohos nicest cake shops.

Tastemaker

The sign on the outside states: 'A balance diet is having a cake in each hand'. And at L'Eti you may need a third as you'll be spoiled for choice.  

It's definitely one of the best London places for cakes. You have to be prepared to queue to get a table, but it’s absolutely worth it! There’s an abundance of cakes from all parts of the world and they are all heavenly. The pistachio dolce leche was light, milky and moist, while the chocolate and raspberry was dense, not too sweet and quite refreshing for what it was. I took the fig tart and salted caramel chocolate slice home and continued the divine feast as one was not enough.


The coffees are also pretty decent, served at perfect temperature and, surprisingly, cheaper than teas.if 


Unfortunately it’s hard to fully enjoy the experience as there are no proper tables and chairs you’d expect at a cafe of this quality. The whole place looks like a former Asian joint with low stools and tables so near to one another that it’s a bit uncomfortable. There are about 40 seats and only one toilet, which is another drawback. 

tastemaker

If you are an indecisive person, this place will be a nightmare. The selection of desserts sitting in front of the window, is just impossible to choose from. Their mouthwatering presentation is impeccable. With such a happy vibe, I'd hope for less of a smell in the mornings. The smell of frying coming from the kitchen is a bit overwhelming, given you come out smelling like food. Regardless, their food is pretty delicious, and their matcha latte is so heart-warming!


Went to L'Eto for Saturday brunch and found it to be pleasant but very overpriced. I had the Nutella crepes which were delicious but far from worth the £8.90 I paid. The two crepes were decorated with a meager 6 berries and a thin line of Nutella in a smiley face- cute but insubstantial. Overall I'd say give L'Eto a go for it's cakes (shown in the photo)  but not for its sit down menu. 

Tastemaker

My newest find in London. Tucked away next to Hummingbird Bakery on Wardour Street, L’Eto Caffe is a chocolate box Italian café. With a window display of beautiful patisserie there’s no excuse not to go inside! It’s small but perfectly formed and you order at the till point before sitting. It’s a busy little place but has a nice atmosphere about it. From a selection of pastries, fondants, cakes and tarts, I tried the carrot cake which was moist and packed full of fruit and nuts. Friends also tried the caramel slice and almond and lemon sponge. For drinks we had the signature hazelnut and honey latte and a classic hot chocolate which were both decadent. It’s pricey here (around £8 for a cake and drink) but it’s one of those places you visit for a treat, or stumble upon on weekend trip in the city after a long day shopping. This all-day eatery is open until 9pm/11pm all week which is a bonus!

Tastemaker

My Mum always says 'worth the calories' when she comes across particularly good cake and the cakes in this place are worth every last calorie. The shop window looks like the end result of a marvellous great British bake off challenge The individual cakes are so beautiful crafted and full of flavour it is very hard to choose just one. The cupcakes and muffins are god but slightly on the pricey side. They have a good savoury selection too but I have only ever been here to eat cake. It is the sort of place that is good for a treat, to take friends who are having relationship dramas, or for taking a buddy out for a birthday tea. 




Do not go to L'eto Caffe Brompton Road branch, thieves are around you, The Manager is sitting downstair and don't give a shit about it.


"Be careful"  I saw several cases happened. 


Cakes are AMAZING! BETTER than Princi! HOney cake and Napoleon cake mmmmmmmm

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