Boutique coffee spots are the new IT in Lagos. With many people transitioning to WFH, coffee shops are constantly opening up to serve locals their caffeine fix.
I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but best believe if there’s an iced coffee and freshly baked goods somewhere, oh you’ll definitely find me there. I’ve put together a list of places to get your caffeinated beverages in Lagos.
Each café has its little quirks and charms, and by the time you’re done reading this, you know exactly where to go next!
Here are seven of the best and most unique coffee shops in Lagos.
1. Mai shay coffee
Arguably one of the best Coffee shops in Lagos right now. If you are a diehard coffee lover that knows all the roasts and blends, Maishay should be your top spot.
They’ve got everything right — a great ambiance, friendly baristas, and their menu boast a wide selection of mouth-watering Nigerian dishes. They also sell brewing devices and specialty coffee blends you can make yourself at home.
2. Eric Kaiser
One of the prime spots for Lagos working millennials to hit up is Eric Kaiser. With two locations in Ikoyi and VI, you can hang out and enjoy a wide variety of caffeinated beverages and delicious French pastries because why not?
(ps; the one at Ikoyi is more spacious and less crowded)
3. Godaif Village
From the coffees to the entire customer experience, Godaif has it all figured out. This quaint, cutesy coffee and brunch spot is best known for its English breakfast and milkshakes you can enjoy while sitting in the small outdoor seating section.
4. Ouevre pattisiere
The moment you enter Oeuvres patisserie, you’re greeted with the warm smell of roasted coffee. Come here to enjoy a great cup of coffee and the array of delicious pastries that they have.
Don’t forget to ask for their chicken pie and thank me later!
5. Cafe Neo
Cafe Neo is a passionate place for light-roast coffee lovers. This coffee shop is known for its great coffees, stellar baristas, excellent customer service, and a large selection of baked goods to enjoy with your coffee.
Their Yaba spot is a great place to work from and I highly recommend their iced cappuccino!
6. Kaldi Africa
Kaldi is another great place to get coffee on the mainland, located in the quiet neighborhood of Ilupeju. While this neighborhood isn’t exactly the most exciting to grab a coffee in Lagos, it does contain this gem of a café. Kaldi has an extensive menu, from different blends to hand-drip specialty coffee.
They also produce and sell coffee blends and beans from Kenya and Ethiopia.
7. Art cafe
Walking into Art cafe feels like you just stepped into an alternate universe.
From their artsy and rustic interior to the colorful paintings and murals, it’s always very inviting to have coffee here. It’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon reading, meeting a friend or getting some work done. Did I mention there’s an art gallery located there as well? Super!
8. Vestar coffee
This list would not be complete without including Vestar Coffee. In my opinion, Starbucks has nothing on them. Known for their delicious and totally ‘instagrammable’ drinks in cups you’d wish to keep after drinking your coffee.
There are other wonderful coffee shops and cafès in Lagos. However, these 7 spots are the best places that I’ve tried and enjoyed. If you are still learning, or have mastered the art of brewing a good cup of coffee from home, we have these ceramic coffee cups you'll want to wrap your hands around.
Let’s see your favorite spots in the comments.