864 Bishop Aboyade Cole St, Lagos
Bonjour Lagos! If you have ever visited any of the famous boulangeries of Eric Kayser of France, you will agree that the standard of the ambience is well replicated right in the heart of Victoria island, Lagos. Famous for their “viennoiseries” (pastries), La maison leaves nothing to chance to give Lagosians the taste of real French pastry in their beautifully decorated cafe.
Stepping into the lounge immediately gives one a sense of absolute professionalism, immaculateness and customer service. The waiters are extremely courteous and “wait for it” -speak FRENCH! Et pourquoi pas?
Eric Kayser opened his first boulangerie (bakery) in Paris in 1996. From that time till now, there are over 200 Maison de Kayser worldwide and 28 in Paris alone and today the city of Lagos joins the group. (source: WIkipedia)
A cross section of pastry on display, croissants, pain au chocolat, des chaussons aux pommes and many more! If you love pastry, or anything baked, they have got your taste buds covered.
The Nutella Escargot
The Island bar caters to any coffee or teas of your choice while you wait.
Any restaurant/cafe that puts children into consideration is sure ready for business.
The Maison has a kiddies section for play or to house mini parties for your kids!If this is not your one stop cafe, I don't know where is.
The food is reasonably priced even if all you order is a coffee and croissant. Remember it is the experience that counts!
To the French,eating is an art never to be overlooked as gastronomy is characterized by diversity and style.
Recommendation: If you are looking for a place to have breakfast, meet up with friends or family, Maison Kayser will provide the occasion to meet these needs. The quality of food is standard, the ambience is great and the play area for kids makes it a good family brunch or lunch spot. Parking is quite small however what restaurants or cafes have that much space in Victoria Island?
If you will be spending an hour or more, ensure to have the parking attendants put you up front so as not to have your meals interrupted. Having some bilingual waiters, is a thoughtful service for those who would rather communicate in French or have the feel of a Parisian atmosphere. The outdoor grill section (although we did not have the luxury of ordering on our visit) should provide great meals giving any customer an all round dining experience. We recommend this spot as the new high end cafe in Lagos.