Dramatic? Certainly. Exaggerated? Not so much. We loved our time in Lagos and so much of that was because we were continuously eating good food. Quality stuff from a range of cuisines, touristy in the best kind of way. Here are some of my highlights:
Cafe Odeon: by far the cheapest place we ate at, Cafe Ofeon serves a real English style breakfast for the smallest of euros. Think beans, eggs, pancakes, toast all for a couple of euro, plus it does a tasty coffee. It’s very small and we were lucky to nab two seats at the bar before it got really packed.
Delhi Darbar: Andy has been craving Indian for awhile now so we sought this comfort food following Federer’s and NZ’s consecutive losses (within minutes) in two great sporting finals. We were pretty plain in our orders: naan, rice, chicken curry and butter chicken (I did say ‘comfort food’) and all of it was heartwarming to our broken souls, even if the curries were slightly different to what you might expect at home.
Goji Lounge: she loves a good brunch and this was no exception. There was a cute outdoor courtyard with lots of seating and a menu that was so yummy sounding I literally couldn’t decide. I ended up ordering the combo breaky, enabling juice, coffee, avo on toast annnnd granola and fruit! At €9.90 this was one of my more expensive brunches, but then again, I did order a lot!
London Tiger: we heard about London Tiger in our search for a specialty coffee. It was a neat cafe, British run, with lots of different cakes and light food options. I’m not sure that I would call the coffee ‘specialty’, however it was still yum and a pleasant environment to cosy up and read at.
Ol’ Bastards: excuse the expletive but this spot was an absolute gem. Australian owner this time, Ol’ Bastards specialises in fish and chips, and fish tacos. Every component of our meal was fresh and well thought out. When ordering F&C, you choose the style: Australian, American or British and it determines the seasoning and salad (beetroot, coleslaw and mushy peas respectively). The fish tacos order comes with three: sweet, savoury and spicy. My favourite was sweet – it’s hard to go past pineapple and coriander! There is also a good range of drinks (including craft beer) and other nibbles on offer.
Poke Lagos: saving the best until last, this place had me written all over it. Smoothie bowls and poke bowls are basically the only two things on the menu (and also shakshuka, to Andy’s relief) and I could not wait. Some of the freshest, healthiest, tastiest ingredients I’ve had in such a long time and in such generous portions too. It was fine food and it felt so darn good eating it!
There were also so many other places that we didn’t make it to… maybe next time! 🙂