Noteworthy: La Paz Cafe & Grill, Ikeja.
If you live around the Adeniyi Jones, Agidingbi, Alausa and Ogba axis of Ikeja, I have good news for you. If you’ve been looking for where to hang out after work or on weekends, then there’s a new spot that’s perfect for you. La Paz Cafe & Grill, located on Adeniyi Jones, has the perfect ambience for whatever your “chilling” needs are.
First Impressions: Obviously, a lot of thought went into creating the perfect ambience for patrons. From the outdoor mini-bar to the outdoor lounge and garden walkway, you’re greeted with a space that’s intentionally inviting.
Ambience: The cafe area reminds me of Araba on Olosa street. It’s not as big, but it’s just as pretty, with the windows giving you a view of the beautiful outdoor lounge. If you’re looking for privacy, then you should head upstairs. It’s a whole new world. Somewhere between a private club and a bar, the “rooms” upstairs are perfect for team hangouts and private parties. There’s also a karaoke room so if you’re looking to include fun activities in your event or hang out, then it’s the perfect place for you. There’s a VIP room too if you’d like extra privacy. And of course the outdoor lounge, mini-bar and garden sitting area. Did I mention it’s absolutely Instagram worthy and you don’t need to spend a minimum amount?
Food: Buffets, pastry and dessert, freshly made coffee and really good burgers, La Paz offers you a whole lot of options and leaves you spoilt for choice. Their white forest cake was sold out both times I went, but the extra fluffy sponge cake more than made up for it. I’m pretty certain my toddler shares this sentiment too. The coffee is so well made that it’s addictive, according to the coffee heads. I had the stirfry rice with prawns while my friend had the stirfry rice with grilled chicken and we both loved it. The buffet is available from Fridays to Sundays.
Pricing: I don’t get to decide if something is affordable or not. But a cup of coffee for N500 is fair enough for me. I paid the same amount for a cup of juice at Delina’s Cafe in 2011 so that’s decent enough. A serving of Burger and Fries costs N3,000 and the lunch special costs N1,500 with a bottle of water or soft drink.
Customer Service: I know it’s still too early to tell but I haven’t met anyone frowning at La Paz Cafe & Grill. It would seem like everyone is happy to serve you or show you around. Apart from waiting a little too long for my food, the service was great. A potential pain point may be their “Card Payments Only” policy but that remains to be seen.
Our Verdict: We think La Paz Cafe & Grill is a solid 8/10. From the perfect ambience of the place (read Instagram worthy) to the food and dessert, and the really cool bar, we think that no matter what you’re looking for, La Paz Cafe & Grill is definitely worth the try.
La Paz Cafe & Grill is at No 100B Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja.