Like a Lagos Starbucks...


Cafe Neo

16 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

01 269 83420704 612 1845 

FOLLY: Nosa and I are very conflicted about Neo Cafe. I'm not even sure whether to say that we "love to hate it" or that we "hate that we love it" or simply that "we are in a love-hate relationship with it".

Okay I think this it it: Neo, Nosa, and me are a group of three friends but Nosa and I don't like Neo's boyfriend, but instead of telling Neo that her boyfriend is most likely cheating on her, we air-kiss him when we come around and ask him if he's taking good care of "our wife". 

"a new world"

"a new world"

NOSA: For how often we both go to Neo (almost everyday!), I don't know why we talk so much smack about Neo. 


When we're not complaining about the skelewu music that's sometimes playing instead of soft folk rock that should be playing (I mean, that's more on brand for them); or the fact that their paninis are glorified grilled cheeses, or that the staff cannot pronounce "strudel", we're usually enjoying their pretty AMAZING caramel macchiatos (soy for Folly - because lack toast and tolerant).

Iced Caramel Macchiato 

Iced Caramel Macchiato 

FOLLY: So that may lead you to wonder why Nosa and I complain so much about a coffee shop that actually sells amazing coffee, has friendly baristas and management, and also has super fast wi-fi, it's probably because we're petty (sinks head) and don't deserve nice things.

See, even the title of this post is petty as we really didn't have to compare Neo to Starbucks. You know what I'm just going to go out on a limb and admit that it's actually that we hate that we love Neo. Sigh.