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Beginners guide on when to drink coffee

May 3, 2016
Cafe Neo espresso


You have just worked 16 hour a day only to find out that your best friend is sleeping with your husband. You are waiting outside the hotel where they are staying. You are tired and want to make sure you don’t miss them due to fatigue. You are in no mood for nonsense.


You are a struggling entrepreneur who is waiting for that babe that normally comes between 1pm and 3:30pm.  Money never reach but you passed GCE Maths with distinction and realise that the 100 naira extra on top of espresso cost whilst ridiculous (N100 for a sachet of pure water!!!)  will get you 2 hours extra free wi-fi, AC and electricity if you take strategic sips.

Cafe Neo americano
Cafe Neo frapp


Your madam sent you to buy a coffee for her but you forgot the name of the drink. You ask the innocent-looking barista for what you ordered yesterday. It was a latte but what’s an extra N700 when the barista needs to meet her daily targets. This is the first and last time you will make this mistake.

Iced Caramel Macchiato

This law student has been toasting you for too long.  He is a nice guy and you don’t want to post him too harshly.  You order this drink as a warning to him hoping the expense will deter more advances.

Cafe Neo Soy Latte
Cafe Neo Soy Latte

Soy Latte

You are of sensitive palate and disposition and keen on better living. You are aware that Nigeria can’t produce enough milk locally and imports from obodo oyibo but insist on your favourite cafe stocking soy milk as proof of our undying loyalty.   When you are having a bad day you insist on almond or coconut milk.

Well now you know and rest assured that your friendly barista will always be available to remind you of which drink suits your situation.  That’s all from us, keep eating and drinking please – school fees are around the corner and you can always reach us at any of our social media handles.

Cafe Neo Big Boys

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Cafe Neo big boys

March 19, 2016
Cafe Neo Paloo's

Finance people tend to only see a bottom line so I wonder if the Neo brothers are in this for the long haul or they're readying an exit

Not our words but those from our friends at EatDrinkLagos – but we are growing quickly not because we are “Finance Boys” looking for an exit. The truth is that and for our growing customer base, we are very keen on spreading Neo love to as many as possible.

Cafe Neo big boysWe are also coffee addicts, so for selfish reasons, it improves our quality of life to have so many locations around us.  Speaking of Big Boys with money, there have been rumours that Starbucks is coming to town.  Truth be told since ever since we  first heard of this we have been kneeling down and praying that it is true – not because we think they will buy us (lai lai!!) but because nothing would be better for promoting coffee culture in Nigeria. So anyone who knows a good babalawo or effective shrine, give us a shout and we can use alternative channels to invite Starbucks.

Till they come sha, we’ll do our best to expand to a location near you –  If you do know of any ideal locations – help us out and send us an email.  Mainland Lagos we haven’t forgotten you and we are currently negotiating on locations in Yaba, Surulere & Ikeja.


Cafe Neo Big Boys

Diary of a barista, Food&Drinks, Fun, Hub, Neo Events


March 18, 2016

…or in the words of Baba Segi, rat no dey chop  provisions of person wey no dey sleep.


No relevance really but we heard it last week and it sounded cool.  We suggest you try and use it over the next week in meetings and see what the reaction is. Hours of fun – trust us!!!

Some good news – bubble tea is in the house!!!  Yes, regulars know that it’s been on our menu for a while but we were never quite ready.  But now we are, so rush to our Adeyemi Lawson or Sanusi Fafunwa locations – order and enjoy.  For those who haven’t tried it yet or think our prices are too high, you can try this recipe at home.  Take one neo clear cup, throw in about 10-20 small balls of garri (the harder the better), ideally dyed to be the color of dark amala. Pour in about 3 cans of peak carnation milk, dunk in one bag of lipton and  add sugar to taste. Then…take selfie of yourself drinking in a sophisticated manner and post via instagram or twitter @mycafeneo. (psst: our accountant forced us to put this line as a not-so-subtle hint for more customer engagement on social media.  The more you post, the less we spend on marketing so abeg epp us!)

Back in the real world, we have been enjoying healthy patronage from our learned friends from Law School. The first time they were spotted, it felt like they were en route to a cocktail party in their white on black finery. This was around 11am so we thought they had dressed up early to beat the accursed island traffic. But what did it for us was the fact that at the end of every sentence they would finish with words like ipso factum or ratio decidendi – It was  actually a very confusing period for some of our new baristas who would just stare at the lawyer wondering whether this was a strange strain of fone or maybe corpus deliciti was a variant of caramel machiatto. Just playing o – do let us know how we can serve you better ( please don’t say more electrical points).

That’s all for this week – thanks for all the feedback and keep your suggestions coming.  We normally have a secret entry below by one our baristas but this time, we learnt in advance the identity of this week’s guest.  You and I know her as the eclectic Precious but we learnt that there is an alter ego known as  Noni PPJ – enjoy and happy listening!

Cafe Neo Big Boys

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An Intimate Night with Femi Leye at #NeoAIR

November 23, 2015
Femi Leye & Cafe Neo

Coffee and beautiful live music met in a place which brought about an awesome atmosphere that turn strangers to friends. It was a beautiful night to remember last week Friday, the 20th of November 2015 as Femi Leye came to perform @mycafeneo located at  cre8space, 6, Agoro Odiyan Str, VI, Lagos.

More pictures from #NeoAIR

So many lovely Cafe Neo merchandise were on display, #cafeneomugs #cafeneotees #neopressocapsules

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Tomi Owo Live on NeoAir

November 12, 2015

@mycafeneo When beautiful live music and coffee meet you know what’s up ?

By popular demand we are bring back #NeoAIR.

Our #NeoAIR act this Thursday (Nov. 12, 2015) is the beautiful @tomiowo

She has two awesome singles out #pieces and #ile.

She will be performing @cre8spaceng 6, Agoro Odiyan Street, Victoria Island.
From 6pm-9pm

Come and have a great evening, don’t be selfish bring friends.

#cafeneo #mycafeneo