Work Lunches: Michelle's Cafe
FOLLY: Michelle’s Cafe, to my understanding, started off as a salad delivery company.
NOSA: They still deliver.
FOLLY: Now they also have a small cafe in Fourteen 36 Mall on Sanusi Fafunwa.
NOSA: In the same space Wrap City used to be. I wonder what happened to those guys. I actually kinda liked them. They just disappeared. I think the location is a bit of a winner because there are lots of finance companies in the area. Finance is one of the better-paying gigs in Lagos so being around white collar guys with higher disposable incomes has to be a plus.
FOLLY: Before we visited, I had this idea that Michelle’s Cafe was like a super healthy focused space like Plant Planet. They make salads, which are obviously healthy, but they also have regular meals that aren’t known for their health benefits like noodles.
FOLLY: We visited on a weekend for a light breakfast. We ordered the Veggie Salad (takeaway), English Breakfast, and a Breakfast sandwich. I had the breakfast sandwich while Nosa had the English Breakfast.
NOSA: You get what you pay for at Michelle's and it's best to judge it within that context. The Full English is simple and it just gets right to it. I substituted the toast for some pancakes (cost a bit extra) and it was absolutely worth it because the pancakes were super delicious. All fluffy and everything. The bacon is bit struggle, but you'll live.
FOLLY: The Breakfast Sandwich wasn’t very memorable, to be honest. It was simple: bread, patty, fried egg and a piece of cheese. Simple and straight to the point.
NOSA: It's a no-frills breakfast slider and for what it costs you can almost let it slide.
FOLLY: Taking into consideration both of our meals, Michelle's Cafe is great value for money and delivers what is expected.
NOSA: It doesn't cost you a lot (view menu here) and for that alone, it's a "yes" from me. I'd never crave it or anything, but I'd definitely pick up breakfast there on my way to work and I'm sure other people think the same.
FOLLY: I ordered a salad from Michelle's for a potluck and my friends thought it was overpriced for what it was, but I thought it was pretty good.
Full English - N2000
Pancakes - N600
Vegetable Salad (L) - N3500
Breakfast Sandwich - N1000
The mall has about 10 off street parking spots