The past couple of years has seen a surge of hip new cafes opening up. The “best” is a highly debated topic among locals, and I guess its a matter of taste… but in any case, you can be sure to get a decent cup in any of the below establishments. (No disappointing, airy milk foam on your cappuccino!).
You can never have too much good coffee, so why not give them all a try!
The Coffee Studio
The Coffee Studio are all about speciality coffee. Their coffee menu is the most extensive in Lagos, including Cold-brew, Espresso Martini and Affogato as well as all the regular favourites.
They are open all day – from 8am til 11:30 pm, so no matter when your craving hits, they have you covered. They offer indoor and outdoor seating, and some delicious, hearty brunch dishes.
Although Abigail’s specialises in smoothies and beach bowls, their coffee is pretty good too. Their focus is healthy eating and offer an array of colourful bowls loaded with Açai and fruits as well as some other brunch meals. A relaxed atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating, on your way to Batata Beach.
Black and White
At Black and White, its clear they are serious about coffee. Their swoon worthy instagram feed will definitely have you craving a cup.
The friendly South African owners always greet you with a smile and it seems they are as passionate about making people happy as they are about coffee. Their first location (opened in 2019) was full of style with its clean oak and marble interior, paired with linen cushions for a comfortable, relaxed vibe. In 2021 they opened a bigger and even more stylish location. Its a bright and aesthetic space to start the day (or stop at any time of the day).
Rua Primero de Maio | www.instagram.com/blackandwhitelagos
Coffee & Waves
With its pale pink coffee cups, pastel coloured interior and in-house made surfboard collection, this place is quite an instagram hit.
They offer everything you can expect on a hipster cafe menu: Acai bowls, Smashed avocado and egg on toast, loaded granola bowls and vegan cakes. They have an eye for design and that special talent for making everything aesthetically pleasing.
The cafe doubles as a shop for some local designer goodies & surfboards, and also hosts the owners surf-board making studio downstairs.
Its quite small and unfortunately no outdoor seating, but a good place for grabbing a coffee or something to eat on your way to the beach.
Tv. do Cotovelo 10, 8600-631 Lagos | instagram/coffee.waves
image sources instagram: @thetalkingbee and @_manouk
Goldig is a vegan and vegetarian cafe, so you can be sure to find your choice of oat milk, soya milk and a good chai latte here. A small café with outdoor seating and a daily changing, hearty vegan lunch special.
Rua Infante de Sagres | instagram.com/cafe_goldig
We were also fans of Twinfinlagos. It closed during Covid and reopening date is unclear, but its another place where you can find a great Flat white.
And one more will join Lagos´ Coffee scene in 2021, Coffeestudiolagos is set to open in February and we are waiting in anticipation to see the result.