Circa Lagos – Worth the hype?

There’s a popular saying about how time waits for no man. Have you ever wondered the patience levels it has for women? Non existent!

So it was that on this particular day, Titi and I were bored and wanted somewhere to pass time and have fun. Somewhere close with good scenery and food – also fit for our musings without distractions.

And so we prepared but then, it seems every time we want to do something together in Lagos, the weather decides to f*ck shit up! Because down came the rain. See, I’m not even sure why it’s raining in March. 🤷🏾‍♀ Anyway, we weathered the storm (see what I did there?) and still headed out. The focus was obviously on a place with a nice indoor ambience and proximity to the house.

We decided on Circa Lagos. We’d heard a lot about this place and it was fun to finally be here

There is a “Circa non pareil” located on Admiralty road. This is more of a bar I think. Circa Lagos is located at No 2 Kola Adeyina Close, Lekki phase 1.

On getting there, we saw the famous wall and decided to have a mini photoshoot. The security guy on duty politely agreed to take pictures of us. He was even open to corrections as regards the positioning of the camera. This was already a good sign as far as we were concerned.

After our photoshoot, we entered the restaurant and noticed it’s a small space compared to most restaurants in Lagos but it has that minimalist vibe which we absolutely love.

We loved that It wasn’t so crowded as well maybe because we visited on a week day.

We came there to work and they had free WiFi. So it can actually double as a quick work space if you’re a creative. Obviously we were loving it but the most important thing for me is the food. It’s not ambience I came to eat dears.

We quickly scanned through the menu and placed our order. I ordered Fish and fries (because I’ve learnt that in Lagos I’d rather be safe than sorry) with a strawberry margarita. Titi ordered some sort of seafood Alfredo pasta with a virgin Pina colada.

The waitresses were polite and indulged our numerous requests to take pictures of us while we waited for our food. We didn’t have to wait too long before the food arrived and the food was so delicious. The portions were not bad either. I don’t eat large portions but I was full and still had some to take home with me. I wasn’t so impressed with the cocktail – maybe because the week before I had the same cocktail at Crossroads and it was heavenly but I wasn’t so bothered because the food made up for it.

The budget for having a decent meal here is approx. 10k per person.

I got at least 3 Instagram messages from random people saying they really love the restaurant and the food there. So they are definitely doing something right.

So if you’re looking for a cute , intimate restaurant for lunch or dinner alone or with friends in Lekki, then Circa Lagos is the place for you.

You can follow us on Instagram for more pictures because like I said we had a mini photoshoot and you must see everything.

Location – With google maps you should easily locate it. However it does not look like a restaurant from outside so you might think you’re entering someone’s house.

Budget – At least 10k per person

Ambience – 👍👍👍👍

Food – 🤙🤙🤙🤙.5

customer service – 👍👍👍👍👍

I hope you enjoyed reading this review. Have you been to Circa Lagos? Will you revisit ?


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— TOSIN

Exploring Lagos| Rufus & Bee

Hey people!

So we went to Rufus & Bee and it was kind of awesome.

Kelvin hit me up couple of days before Titi’s birthday to tell me about the plan to go to Rufus & Bee to celebrate her birthday the weekend before her birthday. From what he told me, I budgeted 10,000 naira for games, food and drinks.

We planned to go there 4pm and we arrived a little later. Personally, I was looking forward to the whole thing because I haven’t been out properly in Lagos this year especially after returning from Sokoto. We came up with our outfits about 10minutes before we left.

We were going for something comfortable yet stylish.

We took some pictures before we entered the building.

Immediately we entered, we saw the board showing the different amounts per chips available.

We had to buy two buzzzcards – one for my Tolu and i and the other for Titi & Kelvin. Each buzzzcard costs N1,050. We charged up our cards and we were ready! While we waited for everyone to arrive, we decided to go to the restaurant to get some food.

The menu had me like…

The prices were not as affordable as i imagined but weren’t ridiculously expensive either. Or maybe my eyes sorta went towards the meals I could afford. Cheapest meal was 4,500 if i remember correctly.

A waiter came and disappeared before we even told him our order. They were all over the place but somehow they did not get to our table. It was almost like they were forming activity which was quite ridiculous. Titi’s friends arrived and  we were still looking for a bloody waiter. We spoke to someone that was in charge and a guy came to take our orders. He started and mid way through taking our orders, he said he had to go somewhere and he’ll be back. We waited another 10-15minutes. It was actually now ridiculous. At this point, I was over it. A waiter finally appeared and took our orders. Thankfully, the food was ready in less than 10 minutes and the ocean view was AMAZING!

I ordered Fish & chips – N5,000; Titi ordered a burger which was also N5,000; Tolu ordered Spaghetti Bolognese – N4,500.

One small thing i did not understand was the fact that coke/fanta/sprite was N600. WHAT? LMAO

Anyway, we eventually finished eating and with so much excitement walked to the games section. They have A LOT of games. I legit got confused at some point.

Once we started playing, it was hard to stop. We eventually left around 9 pm.

It was a really fun and chilled day. I had a blast and i kept my buzzcard because i’ll most likely be going there again.

If you’re looking for a spot to hangout with your friends and family (it’s a kid friendly place), then I’d recommend Rufus & Bee and budget at least N10,000 per head if you’re planning to eat or drink and N5,000 if you’re going for the games.

Rufus & Bee is located at TwinWaters, Okunde Bluewater Zone, off Remi Olowude Steeet, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. They’re open everyday between 12pm and 1am.

Have you been to Rufus & Bee? Did you enjoy it?

Also, If you know any other cool spot to hang out (In Lagos), let us know in the comments section.

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Love and light,

TOSIN