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7 Cafes On the Mainland that you Should Visit 

October 31, 2022

Cafes are essential to a city’s social life and much more than just a place to get an espresso or cappuccino. Whether you are looking for a workspace, where to get a quick coffee, or somewhere to have a casual date on the Lagos Mainland, consider visiting one of these 7 cafés.

Cafe One

Cafes in the Mainland: Cafe Oned

Café One by Sterling Bank is a tranquil co-working space that offers millennials and Gen Zs an enjoyable networking and productive experience. Despite having locations in Lekki, they recently launched a new outlet at the E-centre in Yaba. Techies, artists, remote workers, independent contractors, and digital nomads are welcome.

Café One is a fantastic meeting place to work, unwind, and vibe with many activities like sip and paint, karaoke night, and book readings. It also promises and, most importantly, delivers great-tasting coffee and pastries. It is the place for you if you ever need a spot in Yaba to work, hang out, meet up with friends, and drink coffee. You may go in and check them out or reserve a place online at They open Mondays through Saturdays between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm.

Oeuvre Patisserie

Cafes on the Mainland: Oeuvre PatisserieOeuvre Bistro is One of the newest bakeries and pastry café in the heart of Lagos mainland. It is situated on the third floor of the recently constructed Ogudu mall. The name oèuvre, which means “piece of art” in French, adequately sums up what Oèuvre Bistro is. The Café was created to offer something different from regular dining options in a welcoming atmosphere.

 Oeuvre Bistro is a tale of how making delicious cuisine in a naturally created setting can help people, their friends, families, and other loved ones create enduring and lovely memories. You can check out their menu here.

Oeuvre Bistro is a small, stunning, quiet place perfect for a hangout or a date with mum. It opens on Mondays through Sundays, from 9 am to 9 pm. Check them out on Instagram. You can also contact them via email or call +234 816 881 9823.

Bourbon House Cafe

Bourbon House Café is among Ghana’s top fast-food restaurants. It began operations in Lagos, Nigeria, to broaden its reach in West Africa. They have a branch in Ikeja and Victoria Island. Their outlet on the mainland is located at 29 Isaac John Str, Ikeja.

Aside from coffee, it offers tasty food, top-notch service, and a relaxed atmosphere. Their menu covers both continental and African dishes. You can check out Bourbon’s menu here. Bourbon House Café opens Monday through Saturday between 7 am and 11 pm, and Sundays, between 10:30 am and 11 pm. 

Hot Crust Cafe

Hot Crust Cafe is located at Alpha Mall, Ogudu, Lagos. It is a cute small cafe with an outdoor seating area serving as a workspace. The room is adorable and comfy, making it an excellent place to work or relax. To crown it all, they have friendly and accommodating staff that would ensure you have a spotless experience.

Check out their menu here. Hot Crust Café opens Monday through Saturday between 8 am and 8 pm. On Sundays, they open at 10 am. They offers pickup and delivery options. You can contact them via call or check out their Instagram to see the cuteness.

Krispy Creme

Krispy Crème is conveniently located at four locations on the mainland. Their outlet is in the departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed Aiport and Ikeja City Mall in Ikeja. Others are situated at Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba and Maryland mall in Ikorodu.   

Krispy Creme is known mainly for its delicious donuts, tasty coffee and super-efficient customer service. 

Marriot Hotel Cafe

The Marriot Hotel in Ikeja has a small cafe by the lobby! The Marriot is always busy, especially their lobby area, however their lobby café is a good corner for respite or quick business meetings!

The Marriot Hotel is only a stone’s throw away from the airport, making their cafe the perfect spot for travelers who need a quick business meeting spot over coffee!

Orchid Bistro

One of Lagos’ most elegant cafés is The Orchid Bistro. It is a modest and quaint place to relax and dine on the mainland. The cafe serves delicious food and has a lovely atmosphere and garden. It is located at 58A Isaac John Str. IKEJA. Check them out on Instagram.

They provide a variety of meals, including brunch, buffets, pastries, coffee and tea, dessert, and steak, providing a wholesome dining experience. Orchid Bistro opens at 9 am and closes at 9 pm, except on Fridays and Saturdays when they close by 11 pm.


Written By
Anuoluwa Soneye