Nigeria may not be regarded as home to world-famous bakeries, but one of its mega cities, Lagos, has an intense cake game going on.
Forget the designer boutiques around town, what could possibly be more satisfying on a hot afternoon than an outrageously delicious pastry guaranteed to traumatize your bathroom scales? Do not be afraid to embrace the sweet life! Whether your proclivity is classic or modern, Lagos is loaded with patisseries that offer fresh and flavor-filled pastries that are sure to hit your sweet spot.
Jovago.com, Africa’s No. 1 online hotel booking site, provides a guide containing the top 5 pastry shops in Lagos.
Appetizers Delite (Cakes and Cream)
A subsidiary of cakes and Cream bakery this patisserie’s mantra is: “If you can dream it, we can cream it”, and frankly we could not agree more! Specializing in desserts such as chocolate gateaux, crème cake, cheese cake, coconut pudding, carrot cake, swiss roll, crème caramel, trifle, fruit salad and more, you will find their cafes in Ikeja, Surulere, as well as Victoria Island. Also, aside from selling mouthwatering baked goods, you can also learn how to make your own with the selection of master classes on offer.
In addition to serving a delicious brunch and doling out hot tartlets and sandwiches to the hungry lunchtime crowds, this Bakery has a heavily-loaded counter of cakes and bakes. With its most popular branch located in Victoria Island, customers can purchase cream-filled cakes and pastries to take away. However, we commend eating in and soaking in the eclectic décor, which is a huge part of its appeal.
Certainly not for those with short arms, this patisserie is without a doubt, one of the finest in Lagos as it serves top-end delicacies regularly. It’s most popular branch situated in Victoria Island, draws in patrons from far and wide, eager to sample their sweets, all baked on site. Pick up something to take away, or eat in and enjoy the elegant surroundings. Either way, you are in for a real treat.
Cold Stone Creamery:
Cold Stone creamery is a popular destination for sweet-tooth Lagosians eager for a sugar rush. Located in almost every Mall and strategic locations around the city, its modern-retro feel is a fitting backdrop for the exquisite and impeccable ice-creams and cold pastries they offer. With double the temptation to indulge, you are certain to leave a few pounds heavier and far happier as a result.
Caffé Tranche By Araba
Located in Victoria Island, Caffé Tranche by Araba is utterly wonderful. Featuring remarkable quiches, admirably quirky staff and an interior that is comfortable as well as appealing, this patisserie is certainly a must-try. From their delectable Chocolate Gateaux to the Carrot Cake, it is a wonderful place to eat. Granted, it is not cheap, but the pastries are as good as it gets.