26 Oju Olobun Cl, Victoria Island, Lagos
Open: 6:30 – 10
So, if they had Jollof rice and dodo at Vestar, it would be my new favorite place. Vestar is a coffee house that I am so glad my friend Seun put me on to. It’s a beautiful, cozy place located in Victoria Island. I think the first thing I fell in love with were the lights.
When I’m picking places to explore, ambience is always at the top of my list because how am I going to take fire selfies under fluorescent lights? Lol. Ugh, I digress. So, Vestar is pretty much like Café Neo and My Coffee. It’s a place where people go to work, study, use their laptops or just sit and talk or read.
There’s no handy menu so I had to go to the counter to make an order. The menu was displayed right above it. They have coffee, tea, desserts, pastries and sandwiches. The first time I went there, I ordered a chocolate milkshake and a Ham sandwich which took about five minutes to be ready.
The milkshake looked really good but it was not chocolate-y enough for me. The sandwich was alright but there were green peppers in it and the taste of that did not particularly sit well with the bread but did I eat it? You bet.
I really liked that the mood was just really chill and the music was mellow. There were a few books on the shelf as well as a chessboard. So, I definitely felt like I was in a library where I was allowed to eat and drink. Best!
The following day, I went back because I had to study for a test and they were already open before 8. I was so happy lol. I sat by the window and people kept walking by and smiling at me. Oh, they also have free wi-fi and pretty much all you have to do is buy a bottle of water but I do not encourage such behavior.
I had a fruit Parfait and it tasted really great. It was like a whole meal and it’s my new addiction. Sigh.
Fruit parfait- 1500
Milkshake - 1700
Ham and cheese sandwich- 1000
Vestar is a really great place if you’re looking for somewhere to work with little or no distractions; definitely not suitable for a romantic first date but might work for the 20th. They open early and close really late so you can comfortable stay there all day if you have a paper to write or something. The interior is really pretty; the waiters are nice and the conveniences are good. Also, the prices are surprisingly decent! I did not like that there was no menu and also that the waiters don’t…wait. Customers have to go back to the counter to pick up their orders. When my orders were ready; the waiter had to yell “excuse me “a few times to get my attention and I did not like that. However, I love Vestar and I cannot wait for them to bend under the pressure and start making Jollof rice.