Cafeteria | Lagos

📍16, Akin Adesola St, Victoria Island

I’ve been wanting a #LagosSeries for the longest time! Super glad I finally got to and my first feature is CafeteriaNG!

I remember coming across their Instagram page and being instantly drawn to the food! I made a mental note to have breakfast/brunch the first chance I got!

Woke up and first thought that came to mind was ofcourse food! After minutes trying to decide between Maison Kayser and Cafeteria, we settled for Cafeteria just cause I was in the mood for some mac n cheese.

AMBIENCE:

The space I usually see featured on the Instagram page was super full. It was overwhelming going into the space, so much that I couldn’t even photograph it!

However, there was a separate space to the right that was much more calmer with a whole different vibe.

I loved the minimal decor with the various pots and kettles placed on the overhead shelves. Another thing I liked was that I was surrounded by green. Created the best backdrops.

SERVICE:

Service was quite slow, but understandable due to the crowd. One thing however was the lack of hygiene. The kitchen entrances’ floor was quite dirty with flies perching around. I asked for it be cleaned twice but nothing happened. I eventually had to change my seat.

FOOD:

Chicken Mac & Cheese – N6500

Once I saw this plate coming towards me, I knew we were going to be best friends. The meal comes with a side of garlic bread, which I started with. It was velvety, and well seasoned, no overwhelming garlic taste. Best one I’ve had in a while.

The next order of business was the chicken! Tender with a beautiful breaded coating. I then paired the chicken with a forkful of some pasta. Heaven.

I don’t know how I cleared my plate, but I know I couldn’t breathe straight for like 5 minutes. I was soooooo full and happy. Haha

Tony’s Crispy Chicken Burger – N7000

I got so distracted with my mac n cheese that I forgot to taste the burger. I apologize deeply. But based on who enjoyed it, it was a good one.

Emphasis was placed on the patty itself. I particularly liked its presentation cause I could see all the layers.

SALMAH’S SIDENOTE:

They’re open till 6am! How amazing is that. Unfortunately no deliveries but the fact that you can have it at any hour is a great thing to know.

SPEND SUMMARY:

Chicken Mac & Cheese – N6500

Tony’s Crispy Chicken Burger – N7000

Coke – N900 x2

Water – N700

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