Bleu Café | Abuja

📍 16, Bangui St, Wuse II

After 2 years of being on my ‘must visit’ list, I finally got to visit Bleu Café. Why was it on the list you ask? Well, because of the Shepherds Pie! But what finally got me through those doors was a picture of the Caramelized Banana & Lotus French Toast I saw on the café’s page!

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The cafe is located at the ground floor of a plaza building.

I particularly liked how clean the interior looked. Simple furniture & light fixtures, + the presence of earth tones in the wooden dividers & blue sofas.

There was a display cabinet up front too, but there wasn’t much up there at the time.

From where I sat you could see the cafe’s famous backdrop in the far back.

The table itself had some lamps that I thought were cute.

Also, we were the only diners at the time so it was super, super quiet. Really liked that.


Strawberry Latte – N4,000 & Fresh Water Melon Juice – N3,500

We started the evening with some drinks. I had never tried a flavored latte before, so I was quite excited about that.

I had no expectations, but this was by far one of the best coffees I’ve ever had. Its presentation was pretty, served super hot and it tasted divine.

strawberry latte

I was worried it would be too sweet, but there was a good balance between the strawberry syrup and the coffee itself.

Definitely a must try, as you can see, a certain someone is stealing my coffee.

Caramelized Banana & Lotus French Toast – N7,000

(brioche toast served with lotus biscoff sauce, caramelised banana and marshmallows)

This! This is what lured me into the cafe! Anything, I mean anything with Lotus syrup on it, I am there!

When you think about it, it’s literally just french toast, banana, lotus syrup & ice cream. But presentation & quality (taste) wise, the café came correct!

caramelized banana & lotus french toast

The bread was thick, soft and light. Luckily it didn’t absorb the lotus, like the way it does with maple syrup for example, soo I wasn’t eating soggy bread.

I also liked the addition of fruits, which were the banana & grapes. They both added texture to the dish & the grapes particularly added some acidity. Another plus for me was the amount of Lotus syrup given. Super generous as I didn’t even use all of it.

caramelized banana & lotus french toast

One thing however was the flowers. I was wuite excited to try edible flowers for the first time. I had asked the waitress if they were edible, and she replied with ‘please don’t eat them’ and a slight chuckle.

This was a no for me because had I not asked, I’d have assumed they were edible and tried them. I believe there’s no reason for them to be on the plate if they’re not meant to be consumed.

Shepherds Pie – N7,000

(pan sauteed ground beef with layers of mash and cheese english pie)

Besides all the hype it got, I made this dish a lot back in uni and had never tried anyone else’s. So once I got back & heard about it being made at the cafe, it was immediately on my tour list. I just didn’t know it’d take this long. Well, definitely worth the wait.

Firstly, I would like to appreciate the fact that the potatoes were mashed beautifully with no lumps or grains. For me, the texture of the potatoes and the taste of the meat sauce is what makes a good shepherds pie.

The sauce could’ve been saucier but the spices were all there! If you’ve never tried this dish, this would be a good place to start!


Service was good, cause I mean, we were the only diners at the time, so attention was fully on us.


I believe the Lotus French Toast can be split between two people because it was a huge portion!


Strawberry Latte – 4,000

Fresh Water Melon Juice – N3,500

Caramelized Banana & Lotus French Toast – N7,000

Shepherds Pie – N7,000






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