Coffee Revolution, Kabachi Chinese in Lagos and more

Nigeria is slowly joining the coffee revolution. Actually it's really just Lagos. Two new cafes, MyCoffee Lagos and Blueberrys Cafe opened recently


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A Coffee Revolution?

— Nigeria is slowly joining the coffee revolution. Actually it’s really just Lagos. Two new cafes, MyCoffee Lagos and Blueberrys Cafe opened recently on the Island. The reception for MyCoffee, the Ukrainian-franchise coffee shop run by Ukrainian(s) in Lagos has been positive so far (see here and here).

— The homegrown coffee brand, Cafe Neo has closed the Angelika location and relocated its HQ to Agoro Odiyan Street. We also understand Yaba is the likely location of the first Cafe Neo mainland branch which is due to open in Q4 2016.

— Did you know there is a coffee roastery in Lagos? For coffee lovers, Kaldi Africa opened about 12 months ago and serves freshly roasted 100% natural coffee and tea which is produced locally in Nigeria.

—  If you are heading into Port Harcourt, you should check out The Coffee Shop in GRA Phase 2

—  Lastly, here is a beginner’s guide to drinking coffee in Nigeria

New Restaurants

— Barely a year since opening in Ibadan, the now famous Kabachi Chinese Fusion Bistro has turned its focus on Lagos with a new location on Bedwell Road in Ikoyi.

Kabachi Chinese LagosPhoto Credit: Kabachi
Due by Chef Dish opened as a sister restaurant to Samantha’s Bistro. According to Sade’s List, “The menu, is rather distinctly not italian but you will recognise similar themes from Samantha’s Bistro. It’s got that homemade feel. The whole restaurant is cozy, it’s the kind of place thats meant for specific people; your day ones, your main squeezes…you get the picture”

BL Restaurant is a new Bulgarian-Lebanese restaurant. It took over the old Club SQ building on Younis Bashorun.

Best Pancakes in Lagos

— According to EatDrinkLagos, the top 5 pancake spots in Lagos are: Craft Gourmet, Pancake Hub, RSVP, Bistro 7 and Olivia’s Cafe. Most of those restaurants earned a spot in our recent Lagos brunch guide.

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