I believe coffee is one of the most sophisticated flavours on earth. It is popular knowledge that coffee is good for health but asides from medical benefits, I just love the taste of coffee.
I visited Mai Shayi Coffee (@maishayicoffee) this past weekend. It is located at Sapetro Towers at the beginning of Adeola Odeku Street in Victoria Island, Lagos.
This was my second visit and I was a little disappointed that they had moved to smaller quarters in the same building. The attendants said they moved so they could have space for their roastery as well as the kitchen. However, their seating area felt cramped especially as Sunday had many visitors.
There’s a nice guide at the roastery to talk to you about the origins of coffee as well as the many blends and origins of their coffee beans.
I had a soy vanilla latte and my drinking partner had a flat white martini.
I took a sip of the martini and my mind was blown by the perfect blend of flavours. Who knew that expresso, irish cream, coffee liquour, vodka and sugar syrup could taste so divine?
The food menu had also been expanded from my last visit and now they offer a good selection of breakfast and brunch items. If you want a chill place for conversation, coffee, good food and drinks, then Mai Shayi Coffee is the place to go.
N/B: Laptops are not allowed. This is not your regular street side coffee shop where you’d expect to get some work done, as the primary objective for Mai Shayi Coffee is dining and conversation.
Until next time, from your top guide in fine living.