Maison Kayser Lagos
Eric Kayser or is it Maison Kayser Lagos we should be calling it now is one of the best bakery/bistro chains with fresh pastries, breads with the right balance for French bistros. Having the Maison Kayser chain in Lagos is a fantastic addition I must say even though it’s a bit modified to have proper food besides the usual bread that other Maison Kayser chains abroad usually have. Maison Kayser opened in Lagos, Nigeria in October 2018 along with quite a few openings for that year.
The Bistro is very modern and has outdoor and indoor seating but upstairs has a bright and beautiful playroom for kids and if you ask around, most parents love to go as family here because the children will be busy having fun. I love that it promotes family dining as so many restaurants don’t even have as little as toddler chairs, so this is a big plus.
The menu is a 4-paged menu (see menu here) but is very bread heavy (as expected) but broken down into breakfast, salads, pastas, toasties, sandwiches, burgers, bagels, desserts, kids menu, some mains and drinks be it frozen or hot. It’s a very straightforward menu and hopefully they don’t fall into the trap of international chains introducing somewhat local flavours in the menu.
Could not really decide what to have at first and went with Pasta which just seemed like the safest decision – ordered the Chicken Pesto Linguine (I love Pesto so much, its ridiculous) and for drinks, the Passion fruit juice.
Upon placing the order, a basket of assortments of bread and some butter were given to hold belle and in 15 minutes the waiter arrived with the Pasta.
I asked that the chef made it a bit spicy just because of how creamy it would turn out but it was not as spicy as I had wanted. The pasta was quite hard and maybe that’s just the way they make it but better hard that extremely soggy/soft pasta (eek). The chicken pieces were quite tasty though and in big chunks which were quite generous The cheese could have been grated for aesthetics like I mentioned on the initial post on Instagram but cheese is cheese innit.
For drinks, went with some Passion Fruit juice which was actually nice as it is quite hard to get fruit-based drinks wrong but pricing wise, it is on the high side for ₦2,500. Average glasses of juice typically are around ₦1,000 – ₦1,800 so ₦2,500 was pushing it.
For Dessert, it was hard to choose as they all looked so good so settled for the Mange Tart which was so berrylicious and really good.
It seems like the pricing of the pastries and bread and all are quite fair but for the mains, bit steep and this may make some sense considering the bakery is the main business for this brand. I’d love to go back and try additional things on the menu.
|Ambience||Ultra Modern, Amazing natural lighting and spacious. Totally instagrammable|
|Food Quality||The Pasta is not the best pasta I have had and was tough but creamy with alot of chicken pieces. Juice is quite expensive and the Mange Tart was perfect.|
|Location||Limited parking available. Best to be driven.|
|Price||Chicken Linguine Pesto Cream Pasta ₦5,000 | Passion Fruit Juice ₦2,500 and Mange Tart ₦1,600
View Menu here
|Service Delivery||The staff were polite and attentive. The service was quite fast as well. Loved it.|