The Best Coffee Shops in Lagos

Courtesy of Art Cafe
Courtesy of Art Cafe
Cynthia Okoroafor

Lagos is arguably the busiest city in Nigeria and the energy level has to remain at a certain standard, but Lagosians who drink coffee don’t necessarily do it for the “fix.” They do it for the entire experience of it. Thus, more and more coffee shops are springing up in the city. So, whenever you feel the urge, here are the places you should go for the best coffee experience.
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Cafe Vergnano/Double Four

A nice place to have coffee at the Palms Mall in Lekki Lagos.

This café is a good choice firstly because it’s situated within the ever busy Palms Mall. So, if you’re out shopping, or waiting for your movie to start, or just chilling, you’re in good hands. Then, they actually have good coffee, so it’s a win-win-win-win.

Art Cafe

An interior view of Art Cafe. Art Cafe

An artistic coffee shop and bar that offers lovely food and great drinks.

Although reviews show that Art Cafe patrons are quite pleased with the food, the coffee here is equally good. And you can enjoy your cup of coffee—or choice of organic tea—while admiring the warm, relaxing, and artistic environment that Art Cafe provides you with. Also, the music at this café will have you coming back.

Delis Cafe

Delis is one of those cafes that let you know they’re “about the coffee life and more” from the get go. With a nice, cozy setting overlooking the street, you can have pretty much any variety of coffee you prefer with a snack of choice, and then stay back for a drink after.

The Jazzhole

The Jazzhole, Ikoyi. / Cynthia Okoroafor.

The Jazzhole on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi comes highly recommended because they are able to make what can easily be a mundane habit of drinking coffee into a beautiful experience. At The Jazzhole, coffee meets music meets books in a vibrantly artistic setting. It’s every coffee—and culture—lover’s “kind of night.”

La Pointe Cafe

At La Pointe Cafe, you can watch your coffee get brewed right in front of you. And who doesn’t like that? Everything about the coffee shop at La Pointe deliciously screams “good coffee” with a side of classic snacks. When you sadly have to end coffee time, the establishment provides you with the opportunity to spoil yourself further with some groceries or a bottle of wine.

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