Eating out in Lagos is a fun and delicious adventure, where you can discover new flavors and inventive cooking. We’ve rounded up the best places in Lagos where you can grab a quick bite early in the morning, order food on the go, or enjoy a more leisurely brunch.
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A wide selections of pancakes at the Pancake Hub | Courtesy of the Pancake Hub
With a location that’s easily accessible from both the mainland and Island of Lagos, the Pancake Hub has become, in the short period since opening its doors, the go-to place for breakfast and, like its name implies, specifically variants of pancakes. One of the drawing cards, aside for the great food, is its cozy, family-friendly ambience.
Specializing in breakfast and brunch, the Orchid Bistro is a great place if you’re looking for filling – and highly satisfying – meals in Lagos. With an ambience leaning towards intimate and friendly, they take bookings but you can also grab meals on the go. The Orchid also offers delivery services.
A coffee shop and bistro, the Cactus Restaurant serves up a delicious breakfast. The portions are generous and comparatively moderately priced. Their club sandwiches and chicken salad come highly recommended, as does their red velvet cake. They are also vegetarian-friendly and offer vegan options, and they also offer delivery services.
Self-styled as the leading art, culture, lifestyle and educational center in Nigeria, Terra Kulture is one of the best restaurants to get breakfast or brunch in Lagos. Their menu is a fusion of African and American dishes, while their coffee and various Nigerian breakfast dishes are simply scrumptious.
Whether you’re looking for coffee in an environment filled with great music, or a tasty vegetarian or vegan breakfast or brunch, the The Jazzhole is the ideal place to go. The laid-back atmosphere, however, means it’s not a Lagos rush-hour breakfast hub, and you can browse their shelves for books and vintage vinyl records after breakfast. It is known for its carrot cake and, of course, its great coffee.
With a European, specifically French setup, the Craft Gourmet is recommended for its crostini and humus with spicy chili oil. Aside for its great food, Craft Gourmet is also a delight for the rest of the senses, thanks to its minimalistic design. The environment is cozy and intimate, while the service is impressive.
Veggie Victory, Lagos | Courtesy of Veggie VictoryVeggie Victory
For vegetarians and vegans living or working on the Island, Veggie Victory is the best place to grab a late breakfast or lunch. Here’s you’ll find delicious meals, created with the best ingredients from both the continent and other parts of the world.