A sweet post: my favourite ice-cream places in Lagos

If you follow me on Instagram , you’ll know that I love ice-cream.  It’s not like I have it everyday but it’s definitely a comfort food for me.  (Is ice-cream even food?)  Anyway, because of my deep feelings for ice-cream, I have searched far and wide (within Lagos, you understand) for the best ice-cream and am happy to report the result of my scientific research.

cafe royale ice cream sundae

A Cafe Royale ice-cream sundae

Café Royale

Café Royale is the café part of Chocolat Royale.  Most people associate Chocolat Royale with ice-cream and indeed most communication from the owners advertise Chocolat Royale’s ice-cream.  Chocolat Royale sells the largest variety of ice-cream flavours I have ever seen in Lagos.  In spite of that, I’m not crazy about their ice-cream.  It just doesn’t feel very creamy to me.  The ice-cream sundaes that you can get as dessert in Café Royale on the other hand are wonderful.  They look luscious and taste decadent.  Amazing.

Read my full review of Café Royale here .


There are two branches of Candy that I know of in Lagos.  One is on Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island and the other is at Ikeja City Mall.  I don’t remember trying the sundaes at Candy mostly because I don’t feel the need to.  They never seem to have that many flavours of ice-cream (at least not at the Mall) but the quality of the ice-cream they do have makes up for that.  It is just as creamy as I want and the ice-cream cones are absolutely delicious. 

candy lagos' ice-cream

Ice-cream from Candy

Ice-cream Factory

I love the name of this place; it always makes me smile.  Ice-cream factory always seems to have a nice array of ice-cream flavours but I always order a sundae there – maybe because they have such a large variety of those.  While their sundaes are nice, there always seems to be too much whipped cream on them.  I would prefer more of the actual ice-cream and less of the whipped-cream in my sundaes.  That would be much more satisfying, I think.

Read my full review of Ice-cream Factory here .

 ice cream from ice cream factory

An ice-cream sundae from Ice-cream Factory

I know Coldstone is now in Lagos with several branches all over but I’m just not a fan of their ice-cream.  It feels a little odd in my mouth, I dislike the humungous cones they sell and even the smallest cups they have are too big for me.  I also hate the queues I ostensibly find at most Coldstone stores and the slight air of chaos I meet there.  I’ve come across people who do like Coldstone but it’s just not for me.

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