L’eto café has just opened its largest branch on Brompton Road, a tourist’s amble from sightseer favourites the Natural History Museum and V&A. Don’t let the location put you off though as this is no tacky restaurant, there isn’t a ‘keep calm and…’ poster in sight.
The high end café lures customers in with an impressive patisserie display sure to rival any in France, from cupcakes, to éclairs, to brownies; you’d need a saint’s restraint not to find yourself walking in. Once inside you have the option of the savoury buffet like selection or the recently launched European À la carte menu, both feature healthy yet delicious options with a focus on fresh produce.
The buffet offers dishes like buttercrust asparagus quiche, goats cheese and beetroot pastry, sweetcorn fritters and stuffed peppers. If you want more of a restaurant feel, order from the menu with mains like Prawn Tortellini with poached langoustine, shellfish foam and fennel to tempt you. Obviously the desserts are a must have and can eaten in or taken away as can all of the food, ideal for popping in to grab lunch.
As typical with any café, teas and coffee are readily available as well wines and cocktails. Make sure to try the festive cocktails especially created for the winter months which feature a warming orange and rum based drink – it’s important to make sure you get enough vitamins in winter after all.