In spite of the name, it’s not just sweet-toothed Londoners that will be crowding out this cafe and dessert restaurant in Shepherd’s Bush. There’s a number of savoury treats on the menu, too, and you’re alway onto a winner when you ask for one of Eshta’s homemade specials, which change up every week. But of course, the main event at Goldhawk Road’s Eshta Dessert Lounge is the course you’re meant to indulge in after the main: delicious, delectable desserts.
Eshta is a family-run cafe and dessert restaurant that is making a name for itself in Shepherd’s Bush and London as quickly as it can make its signature sweets. Their Belgian white and milk hot chocolate alone draws a crowd, while authentic Disotto Italian gelato attracts those who like it cold. Then there’s Eshta’s superb souffle, sticky toffee puddings, sundaes, perfect profiteroles, towering cakes and cheesecakes, and their range of fresh crepes and waffles (perhaps their Goldhawk Road regulars’ favourites).
Nothing better than a proper espresso or iced smoothie, plus a freshly squeezed juice, to start the day. Followed naturally by a sweet (or, yes, we admit, savoury) waffle or crepe made by chefs with a penchant for la dolce vita. This is ritual is quick becoming a standby for Shepherd’s Bush early-birds down Goldhawk Road, and it’s to Eshta Dessert Lounge they come when they need their fix. As we mentioned, it’s not all sweet down here; this London cafe and dessert restaurant also does a good line in health-conscious bagels, wraps, and panini, toasties, tuna and cheese melts, too. Sweet-toothed or savoury-minded, book a spot of indulgence at Eshta.