The Kofe Club
Shop 11,Trocadero Square, Plot 5A, Block 4,The Rock Drive, CBD, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Opposite Montessori School.
Open Monday – Saturday
The discovery of the Kofe club birthed in the season of encouraging a healthy reading culture, my colleagues decided to have a breakfast meeting/book review. I had to block everyone’s calendar and truth be told I couldn’t find the Kofe Club online. I went as far as searching for cafe near IMAX ?. Luckily for me I came across a flyer that had their details.
Word of Advice : it’s The Kofe Club not the coffee club
It seems the road is being renovated at the moment so it was not the easiest route to plough.
There is parking space so you don’t have to worry about the safety of your car. It’s also free.
There were no escalators and the cafe is on the second floor (maybe I’m overreacting). I cannot blame them though, it’s a mall so that stems from the mall owners.
The mall Is beside IMAX So a great place to chill before or after your movie.
I got in quite early, 7:15am. The staff were well behaved, definitely not grouchy although it was quite early.
Camera! Lights! Action!
Certain areas were dark, but they definitely made provision for the picture lovers. There’s a wide glass area with a beautiful couch and a nice pot plant. Safe to say it’s instagram worthy
Breaking the Bank
Compared to other cafes in lekki this was reasonably priced. The most expensive thing on the menu was Suya Chicken which is 2,000 naira. You have the option of regular and large which is good if you are on a tight budget.
I ordered croissants and their suya chicken wrap with hot cocoa and warm milk. I actually wanted croissants and scrambled eggs but for some reason that was not available. I find that quite weird.
I didn’t enjoy the hot cocoa, it was quite watery if I’m being kind. I loved the suya chicken wrap, thumbs up to the fact that the wrap didn’t capsize!
Cinderella ( I have to protect their identity ?) had egg and mayo sandwich and a milkshake. She felt the egg and mayo sandwich was just basic, the egg was almost invisible in the bread ?.
James had a classic tuna sandwich with an Americano and warm honey. He was comfortable with the service. James believes this is the best coffee he has ever tasted. In his words “top notch”
Ariel had frapucinno and suya and chicken wrap. She wasn’t blown away by the frapucinno. It was alright. She felt the suya chicken wrap could have had more chicken. Be the judge yourself ??
It’s hard to pick one! They had quite a number of books; mostly African literature! Wonderful! , for some reason I thought we could read them but it’s actually for sale. My favourite book has to be Longthroat Memoirs by Yemisi Aribisala. I believe it’s a great way to inculcate the reading culture in Nigerians. Seems to me that this can double up as a library.
Although it’s a cafe there needs to be more food options. Definitely not jollof rice ?, but other options such as full English breakfast, pancakes, waffles won’t be bad.
This cafe will probably trend because of the target market, the set up and the gap it seeks to fill. The food can be better but it’s not bad.
Are you looking for a place where you can read a book and sip milkshake without noise or distraction? Are you looking for a place to sit with a friend and reminisce on old times? Do you have that overdue article to turn in at work and you just want a corner to get it done? Do you have a book club but no venue? This is the spot for you.
The Kofe Club is a breath of fresh air, a blend of contemporary setting with an African touch; not too dark and not too bright, a welcome development for avid readers and extroverted introverts.