Review of L’eto Caffe, Kings Road
L’eto Caffe is a quiet local cafe on the heart of affluent Kings Road, serving up fresh homemade salads, mains, cakes and pastries inside their warm family friendly restaurant.
From the outside a L’eto caffe is a stunning french patisserie with mouth watering adorable pastries and cakes in abundance in their eye catching window display.
As walk through the door you are welcomed by a banquet of savoury dishes; salads, meats and patties all beautifully presented, vibrant, dishes from all corner of the world.
A calm casual atmosphere with a hint of the continental cafe culture thrown in, L’eto caffe is homely and quaint.
I booked an early table as breakfast stops being served at 12pm on a Saturday but I am taken back at how many young people were eating brunch so early on a Saturday. A few families and tourists also made up the diners giving a sense of the usual clientele being sophisticated, educated, cultured and I would say not sort of a few bob or two.
Having glanced over the L’eto’s menu for several hours prior to my visit I went for the eggs florentine; two poached eggs sat on a bed of emerald green spinach smothered in a pale yellow hollandaise sauce. The eggs were plumped up clouds, with the rich yolk still runny.
The hollandaise was buttery, creamy and thick topped with a sprinkling of cumin and chili for seasoning and spice was divine. Well seasoned fresh spinach wilted but still with a crunch was refreshing, healthy and the perfect brunch meal.
My blogging contributor ordered the apple pancakes with fresh berries, vanilla cream and a Granny Smith apple sorbet. The pancake was not overly sweet, was well balanced with sweetish pastry against the sharp cold sorbet and berries. More like a flat bread than a pancake (could of been baked) the sliced apples were slightly blow torched for a caramelized taste. A clever twist on the usual American style pancake with the twist of a Britishness from the Granny Smith sorbet was a delightful addition to the meal.
L’eto caffe was a perfect way to dine on a lazy Saturday morning, food is inviting and scrumptious with friendly staff to brew you a great cup of tea. The upstairs is quite cramped with tables close together however the downstairs is more roomy and for larger groups. Next time I will delve into the dessert table!.