Toasties by BiscuitBoneBlog
131 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
On a good day, decent parking. On some days, it’s a driving school routine.
“Toasties” is a venture that spawned off the BiscuitBoneBlog. I don’t know much about the history of the blog but I like the direction its facing.
“All this for just toast bread?“ was the reaction a colleague gave me when I told her about the place. But it’s far from just “toast bread”.
It’s really commendable the well thought out strategies Lagosians put into their ventures. They don’t do it like this anywhere else in the country.
The restaurant is in a shared building with some offices, with Toasties making total use of the ground floor. It has this mellow grey painting that tones just well with the black roofs and dim lights. It’s a perfect aura for my kind of breakfast.
The menu is strictly based on toasts and sandwich adaptations. But it’s not just toast bread, like my colleague thought. There are layers and levels to the toasts here. From simple egg sauce to bbq options, it’s always a full sandwich. There’s also an option to make your own sandwich, however you like, I like that.
Settled for a chicken BBQ toast and a side of fries. It’s a two toast slice, sandwiched with bits of bbq chicken, goat cheese, caramelized onions, honey and date jam and mint. It’s important you take a mental note of the “a two toast slice” for a possible shade in our recommendations.
One thing you can’t take away from this sandwich is its compactness. Bits don’t fall off easily. The bread slices feel fresh too. The chicken bits were great, can anyone go wrong with bbq chicken? I’m not sure why there was a jam in there, or whatever that was. It set the combo back just a little.
Chicken Bbq Toast: N2600
Side fries: N600
I don’t know if it’s the ikoyi factor but I don’t understand N2600 for just two slices of toast. Like even when you buy sandwiches for the same price you get at least two four triangular sandwich slices. Apart from the price it’s a nice place. Aesthetics is important and the people at toasties understand that. It’s also spacious, almost too spacious for just a toast bread venture. I wish they opened much earlier than 10am, it’ll be nice to pick up some toast before heading out to work.