The Autobiography Restaurant Lounge Lekki Sangotedo
The Autobiography Restaurant & Lounge
Autobiography Restaurant Lounge Sangotedo
The Autobiography Restaurant & Lounge is a case of a needle in a haystack as its location is not so visible. It also has a worthy rooftop view of Sangotedo, Ajah. I’ll say Autobiography has more of a lounge vibe than an actual restaurant. It is right beside/behind Novare Mall and is located in the Emperor Plaza right beside Emperor Estate.
I know it seems like most of the cool spots for breakfast/brunch are located either in VI, Ikoyi or Lekki, but that’s where you are wrong. What if I told you that you could get a decent English breakfast or even brunch or lunch in Sangotedo or Ajah? Nah don’t raise your brows, for real.
How did I find this place? My friend Olamide of LivingInLekki invited me out for breakfast and thought I should check this out and I was glad I did. Do read on
The main indoor seating area is more of a lounge setting with sofa seats and low tables and about 3 sets of paired lounge chairs also with a low table – this is why I am of the view that it is more of a lounge just based on the sitting than a restaurant. It has a bar area with some nicely padded leather looking high chairs. Autobiography has an outdoor pool sitting area which is high enough to grab a nice rooftop view of Novare Mall and the Sangotedo environs. Parking is very generous and nothing to worry about. It is also located on the 2nd floor in the same building with Dominos Pizza and you have to use the stairs and exercise a bit which is nothing too bad (I promise)
Since it was breakfast, Olamide and I decided to have different types of the breakfasts available from the menu – The regular Autobiography Breakfast and the Autobiography Queen Breakfast. We both had a glass each of freshly squeezed Watermelon Juice accompanied with some breakfast Tea as well. The major difference between the regular and the queen is the latter comes with Pancakes and the former comes with freshly baked Italian Focaccia bread
So, here is what our breakfast looked like. The eggs were made exactly how I wanted them. On each plate were some bacon, 2 sausages each, mushrooms, bakes beans and eggs.
Not sure how much you can see from here but the mushrooms were from a can and the sausages were franks – not sure why real sausages are a struggle in Lagos but fine…
The Pancakes was a hit for me and what made it totally lovable was that it was made from scratch and not from one of these many pancake mixes that exist in the market. I’m not a fan of fluffy pancakes and these are exactly how I like them. The chocolate drizzle was awesome as well – no complaints
The Focaccia bread was so fresh and hot and the smell of the herbs and olive oil was pleasing to my nostrils. I could have sniffed these all day but my tummy was a better home for these pieces.
Watermelon juice is naturally not sweet so there is really nothing much to say here except for fresh juice at ₦800 – brilliant!
I really like the rooftop view here and it’s a total vibe. The Autobiography opened about 6 months ago so best believe things are likely still in progress here as I spotted a Sunday brunch flyer which is in the works and some other weekly activities. The English breakfast is really decent and even better than some of the spots in VI I have tried.
Its also value for money aka affordable. The Pancakes
and Focaccia bread were a hit. The food menu at Autobiography Restaurant Lounge is quite straightforward and also incorporates a kids menu which I haven’t seen in this part of the world thereby making them family friendly (View Menu here).
|Ambience||Clean, Spacious, Lounge setting and has a beautiful lighting décor, lounge vibe|
|Food Quality||Pancakes – 10/10, Focaccia Bread – 9/10 & English Breakfast – 7/10|
|Location||Autobiography Restaurant Lounge has a Lovely Rooftop Pool and a central/ easy to find location with good parking spaces available|
|Price||Melon Juice – ₦800 • Tea – ₦500 • Autobiography Breakfast – ₦3,500 Autobiography Queen Breakfast – ₦4,500 View Menu here|
|Service Delivery||Polite staff and the Ghanaian chef and Kenyan manager came around to answer any questions about the meals. The staff were equally friendly and polite – good service in general|