Posted Friday, 01 June 2018

Sugarcane is a shroud of mystery that you want to unravel. The ambiance is unique; you can tell a creative mind has put together the minimalist design of geometric shapes that come together cleanly. The individual tables are triangular, but join to form diamonds, and all of them can be pieced together like a puzzle. While the lines may intrigue you, the Sugarcane yellow walls and pops of colour will delight you. The space is not the only thing that makes Sugarcane stand out from the crowd. It’s their food that really gets your attention.

A generous jar of cinnamon sprinkled popcorn welcomes you as you contemplate your order. Their menu is diverse but thorough and covers a little bit of everything, from breakfast to dinner. The most challenging part of the menu will be deciding whether to give in to your sweet cravings and go for a Nutella Stuffed French Toast or be sensible and go for one of their burgers before surrendering to your sweet tooth with dessert. No matter what you choose, you will not be disappointed.

Once you’ve whet your appetite with the popcorn, you’re ready to take your tastebuds for a fun ride. There is nothing serious about Sugarcane; all their dishes are playful. Start with a refreshing dish like their Avocado Lime Hummus, a cross between two favorite dips, hummus and guacamole. This smooth and light appetiser is a healthy way to start your rollercoaster ride through their menu. Or jumpstart your tastebuds with their Spicy Grilled Calamari, a generous portion of perfectly-spiced grilled calamari on a stick with a chunky piece of pineapple at the end of the stick to complement the spices while holding all the flavours together.

Deciding on a main dish may not be as easy. With such mouthwatering options, choosing an entrée might confuse you. From their Sticky BBQ Ribs, slow cooked beef ribs with a fingerlicking house BBQ sauce, fries and corn on the cob to their addictive Chicken Avocado Burger with a Cajun-like breaded chicken, avocado and chipotle mayonnaise giving it that extra special something, you won’t be able to stop eating it. Their creative twists on sandwiches such as their Monte Cristo, a French toast sandwich filled with ham, turkey and cheese, served with jam and dusted with icing sugar, will put a smile on your face.

If you’re looking for something a little more sensible, more date-worthy perhaps, where hands are not dripping in sauce and fingers need not be licked, try their Penne Pesto. The fresh and creamy basil sauce may be sensible, but it is full of flavour. The optional thin and crispy breaded chicken adds another dimension to the plate and is a perfect partner to the pasta.

All the dishes on their menu have a three-dimensional effect in taste and presentation. They are layered with ingredients that individually tempt, but together are irresistable, from the Red Velvet pancakes to the sumptuous Blueberry and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast. The latter is made from fresh berries mixed with cream cheese stuffed in traditional French toast with a side of berry compote. If space allows, their dessert options are as creative as the rest of their menu. The Brownie Waffle brings together two favourites, waffles and brownies, with a scoop of velvety vanilla ice cream on top.

If their colourful options for pancakes and waffles did not already invite the attention of kids, then their children's menu and fun placemat and crayons certainly will. And when the kids are tucked away at home, venture into the Sugarcane Patio for cocktails and shisha. The Sugarcane Patio is a place of wonder. As you stroll through the elegant arch of flowers to the back you are pleasantly welcomed by a wonderful, larger-than-life tree in the middle of the patio with triangular tables set around it. The menu of mostly grilled food is as tempting as the one inside. With a selection of burgers, lamb chops, ribs and even a hot dog station, the casual dining invites you to sit back and enjoy the outdoors. With a cocktail in hand, the night can only get better from here.

Sugarcane is a place for friends to gather, for family to bond, and for lovers to swoon; it’s a place that you can interpret in any way you like and make your own, with comfort food that will make you smile and laugh, whomever you’re with.


6 Ologun Agbaje Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

t: 09055566377




Mon-Thur: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Fri-Sat: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.


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