I knew it was going to be a great day when my sister decided she wanted to take me out for lunch. Now more than ever when I think about the times we went out to eat, I realize I am surrounded by love and people that care. #Blessed. I encourage you to do this with your siblings too. Take them out and just have a good time eating anything anywhere when the pandemic is over.
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the corporate world in Victoria Island, is this little escape called Delis Cafe. The staircase is lined on both sides with fresh flowers that smell amazing. It leads up to the a welcoming aroma of freshly brewed coffee when you walk in. A nice layout of brown chairs and tables, the environment is cool and a relief from the sun. On one shade is the cafe and the other side has a bar. It has a great view of Akin Adesola Street.
The menu—which looked more organic—made me appreciate the idea of a cafe above a Deli. As with all Cafes, the menu isn’t extensive. It has breakfast, sandwiches, salads and a few mains. Delis always have a selection of the best fresh groceries plus fine, unusual, foreign foods. A haven for most Lagos Chefs. With the many great options to choose form, I settled on the chicken pesto sandwich in brown bread with a side of sweet potato chips and salad. My drink was a frozen mango smoothie.
As usual the drinks came in first and thankfully the wait time wasn’t that bad. I love mangoes and a tall glass of frozen mango smoothie made my day. Our food came sooner than expected. The presentation was perfect—rustic style—and the portion sizes were average Nigerian restaurant style; not too much, just enough.
The sandwich was everything. The bread was fresh and lightly toasted, the chicken was lightly crisp on the outside, moist, flavourful and roasted to perfection and the pesto sauce was so darn good. Every bite was absolutely yummy. The sweet potato chips were also yummy. They didn’t go cold fast but remained warm surprisingly. The salad was topped with fresh parmesan cheese and the dressing was delicious. The service was also just as good as the waiters were polite and courteous. The food was reasonably priced, everything was a little under N10,000. I must mention thier free WiFi was fast which is a huge relief if you’re looking to have a business meeting there.
Delis Cafe is definitely one of my favourites. If you’re looking for fresh food, trying to stick to a healthy diet and a private place for a lunch meeting this is the place to be.