Hi dear, a very happy new month to you!!! I know I’m 14days late but I’m sure you know the adage that says ‘it’s better late than never‘ so accept my sincere good wishes, I’d try not to be late again.
Anyways today’s post is about my first time visiting a coffee shop in Nigeria asides the Nescafé shop in my Uni. I’ve always liked coffee but going all the way to the Island part of Lagos to get coffee just seemed like stress to me because I live and school on the mainland so you can already imagine the joy when my friend told me Café Neo was opening an outlet in Yaba which is very close to my Uni today.
I met up with a fellow blogger and my friend Mide Coker and together we hit the road to have the Café Neo experience. On getting to Ecentre, Sabo Yaba where the outlet is located, it kinda took us a while to locate the café, on locating it it was quite smaller than we expected but that made the smell of coffee even stronger and very inviting.
The staff welcomed us in unison saying ‘welcome to café Neo’ which I believe they just did because it’s their first day knowing very well that Nigerians aren’t usually that nice (I’d be there again soon, so I’d keep you updated about if it’s just a first day thing or not). The café looks really pretty especially with the handsome looking men seated working on their laptops and sipping on coffee, this in particular had me I feeling like I was in the abroad because that’s not really a Nigerian culture.
I really hoped they’d serve coffee free because it’s their opening day but in this day and time I know I was hoping too high. I ordered iced frappucino and I totally loved it. Their price list is quite reasonable with hot drinks ranging from 500 naira to 900naira and cold drinks going for 1000naira to 1300naira. They also have pastries to have along with your coffee that are reasonably priced too.
I had a good experience, the café has enough charging spots which is essential if you live in Lagos. The only thing I didn’t like is that their wifi has a password (I hoped for free wifi, another hope dashed Lol). After coffee, Mide and I went thrift shopping and believe me when I say it’s the most fun I’ve had in a long while. I had an awesome start to this week, I hope you did too?
Do you like coffee and think we should have more coffee shops or just forget it? Ever had the café Neo experience? Do let me know by leaving a comment below, thanks.