Another weekend, another food adventure/ Instragrammable spot discovery!
I fell in love with Cafe Jade the moment I walked in through the gate and was greeted by this pretty wall with their name on it….
Had to take a picture before going in and then I spotted another picture perfect location just by the door….
Thankfully, this adventure was with Sandy….after complaining, she had no choice but to photograph me *evil smile*. We finally walked into a beautiful functional space with yet another picture perfect wall!
By this time, we had been informed that their sunday menu was special and that the experience involved bottomless glasses (our glasses would be refilled once we drained them)…..drinks please!
I sat back and tried to channel in the vibe the entire space was dishing out….definitely a mix of plush homeliness.
The waiter informed us about an upper floor but I was too hungry to check it out and I was already in love with where we were so till next time.
We had the best waiter by the way, it’s a shame I can’t remember his name now, he took this picture of me while our food was being prepared….
Our appetizers arrived real quick….
I got the salmon pate crostini & prosecco, Sandy had the spicy smoked chicken spring roll & bellini (Not sure why our drinks are switched in this picture). I was quite excited to be having a “pâté”, the Universe has decided to make me feel French for two weeks now and I’m loving it *laughs*. But then Sandy was beside me ranting on her snapchat about how her N6,000 was about to be a waste (little portions). After I finally agreed with her that maybe I needed an extra crostini and our glasses were refilled, all was well again.
We waited a little longer than expected for our main dishes but then they finally arrived….
The size of this made me understand the size of the appetizers *laughs*. Sandy was now impressed.
I had The Brunch Burger just because I hardly ever have burgers. The laziness in me finds the holding-together process stressful and the eating process somewhat messy. Yes, I had the same challenges with this one but it was totally worth it! This bad boy had all the beauties on lockdown….beef, bacon, cheese…. About half-time into the meal, I simply slid off the buns and had my juicy cheesy meat with a fork and knife. And to add to my happiness, there was a bucket of crisp fries on the side….the entire meal was delightful!
Sandy had waffles and crispy chicken which of course I was part of…..I’m sure you see how crisp the outside of the chicken was….yum! Thankfully, the inside was still moist. I drenched every bite with extra maple syrup so imagine the juiciness. The waffles were as good as they should be. This dish is one of those of things that do not need “extraness”, straight-to-the-point goodness!
The plates were taken out and our glasses refilled once again. This time, I went the mimosa way!
Our darling waiter also brought us the wifi password in the prettiest antique frame. That was when reality set in, I had some work to do on my computer and the peace and quiet here coupled with their internet was going to help me work fast. This 6k spending was definitely worth it.
I love how they thoughtful installed sockets by the seats so you can plug in your phones and what not. (Anyone laughing at the state of my charger had better have a new one for me *rolls eyes*.)
Brunching here was a lot of fun! Good food and so many places to take instagram worthy photos….
My one and only concern is the fact that they do not take orders from their normal menu on sundays. What happens when we have tried everything on the brunch menu? Ooo yes, we didn’t get a “pastry basket” as listed in the menu, not sure why….
I would definitely come back for their “pancake tuesday” as advertised on their Instagram page @cafejadelagos and the book shelf….I have read just four books from their collection; Americana, Half of a yellow Sun, Why men marry bitches and The Black Swan! Which ones have you read?