The best cafes and co-working spaces for remote working in Lagos

From comfortable co-working offices to work-friendly cafes and coffee shops, these are the best places for remote working in Lagos

Last updated: November 27, 2023
The best co-working spaces in Lagos for remote workers | table and chair at HubOne in Lagos
HubOne

Lagos is a city that never sleeps, bustling with people working towards making each day count. It’s also Nigeria’s leading tech city, with Yaba as its hub. As the home to many creatives, most of whom are freelancers and remote workers, the city has several co-working spaces and cafes to work from. These spaces are ideally situated for making the most of their calm working environments while being within easy distance of the city’s best restaurants and lively bars. Many of these Lagos co-working spaces also offer after-hours activities, from Afrobeats music to drinks with a view of the Atlantic ocean.

The best cafes and co-working spaces in Lagos for remote workers | An affogato served at Pause Cafe
An affogato served at Pause Cafe

Pause Cafe

Best for: Cheerful design
Location: The Palms Shopping Mall, 1 Bisway Street, Maroko 106104, Lekki
Price: 2700 NGN per coffee / 6.38 USD

Located in the Palms Shopping Mall in Lekki, Pause Cafe has a European feel, with outdoor seating dotted with calming pot plants. The brightly lit area inside thrums with people tapping away on their laptops, while the windows offer a front-row view of Lagos life. There is a drinks menu with all the coffees and mocktails you could desire, alongside a menu of continental favourites and English breakfast. The omelette sandwich, a chocolate croissant, and an iced americano are the perfect way to start your day.
instagram.com/pause_cafe

Workstation NG

Best for: Shared workspaces
Location: No. 7 Ibiyinka Olorunbe Close, Victoria Island, Lagos
Price: Enquire direct

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Workstation provides access to the best technology for creatives and those working in tech, as well as the chance to network with a like-minded community. The workspaces are equally suited to companies, freelancers, and remote workers, and are furnished with dark wood desks and enlivened with plants. With work booths, meeting rooms, fixed desks, and hot desks available, all your needs will be covered.
workstationng.com

The best cafes and co-working spaces in Lagos for remote workers | Inside HubOne co-working space in Lagos
The comfy interiors of HubOne co-working space – a favourite in the tech community

HubOne

Best for: Tech environment
Location: No. 10 Hughes Avenue, Alagomeji, Yaba
Price: Price varies

HubOne is set up as a typical office space with chairs and tables at every corner, people working away on their laptops, and teams holding presentations and meetings. For start-ups looking for a community, a business address, and a place to work from, HubOne ticks the boxes, especially for those working in tech, who are the typical users of the space. While the co-working space doesn’t have snacks and drinks, there are plenty of nearby restaurants that offer local cuisine, ice cream and pizza.
fcmb.com/hub-one/

The best cafes and co-working spaces in Lagos for remote workers | A cafetiere and chemex on a glass tabletop at My Coffee in Lagos
A cafetiere and chemex served at My Coffee

My Coffee

Best for: Beautiful scenery and, you guessed it, the coffee
Location: No. 17 A Ozumba Mbadiwe Ave, WINGS 106104, Lagos
Price: 1200 NGN per coffee / 2.81 USD

Located on the first floor of The Wings Office Complex, My Coffee is a quiet and calm cafe that lets you work without disturbance. Interiors are decorated with sculptures by local and international artists to create a lively, inspiring space. The service is okay, and while it’s not the most affordable when it comes to food, its espresso coffee is an excellent cheaper option. The signature jollof rice and chicken is always recommended, together with a non-alcoholic Nigerian chapman punch. The ample outdoor space also allows you to work while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
instagram.com/mycoffeelagos

989 Workspaces

Best for: Large space
Location: 2 Locations across the city
Price: Price varies depending on location and service

With a location on Victoria Island and another in Oniru, 989 Workspaces is a co-working space with comfortable interiors, high-speed internet, and cosy sofas, moveable chairs and tables. The space offers networking events for creatives looking to meet others in the same field, a private meeting room, a communal area to relax and get drinks, and a collaborative environment to feel the buzz.
989workspaces.com

The best cafes in Lagos for remote workers | The eclectic interior of Moonshine Cafe, where LPs hang from the ceiling
LPs hanging from the ceiling at Moonshine Cafe

Moonshine Cafe

Best for: Eclectic decor
Location: 7A Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase I 106104, Lekki
Price: 1500 NGN per coffee / 3.51 USD

Grab a seat at one of the bar stools at the circular tables inside Moonshine Cafe, and you’ll have plenty to look at when pausing between work: pastel blue walls, paintings by local artists, and vinyls and record sleeves hanging from the ceiling. The environment is peaceful and quiet, which makes it a perfect spot for freelancers and remote working. Expect a disturbance-free day, and refuel with brunch, sandwiches, pastries and drinks. You can work from the space upstairs, which doubles as a lounge and restaurant with excellent people-watching credentials.
instagram.com/moonshinecafe

EridanSpace

Best for: Gaming space
Location: The Philippi Centre, Oluwalogbon House, Plot A Obafemi Awolowo Way, Alausa, Ikeja
Price: 5000 NGN per day / 11.70 USD

EridanSpace is available for all remote working needs: it has fast and reliable internet, a kitchen to use at your convenience, and even a gaming space to wind down after work. It is decorated with brown and orange tones, with a receptionist ready to assist you when you walk in. There’s a lounge seating area, and the desks are well positioned to afford a bit of privacy. It is mostly frequented by people working in tech, and freelancers of all kinds.
eridanspace.com

The best cafes in Lagos for remote workers | A retro road bike mounted to a wall above banquet seating and tabes at My Yas Cafe in Lagos
MyYa's Cafe is one of the best places to grab a coffee on Lagos Island

MyYa’s Cafe

Best for: Coffee and cocktails
Location: Plot 6 Muiz Banire St, Lekki Phase I 100001, Lagos
Price: 600 NGN per coffee / 1.40 USD

You’re instantly greeted by the smell of coffee when you walk into MyYa’s Cafe. It’s regarded as one of the best places for coffee on Lagos Island, and there is also a selection of cocktails, and sandwiches on offer. The space is well-lit and provides for remote workers with its cheap coffee and cool setting. Walk in and grab a cup of espresso before settling in to work for the day.
myyacafe.com

Eric Kayser Cafe

Best for: Coffee and fluffy croissants
Location: Plot 6 Muiz Banire St, Lekki Phase I 100001, Lagos
Price: 1200 NGN per day / 2.81 USD

Eric Kayser has two locations on Lagos Island, but its Victoria Island location is ideal for freelancers: its calm environment lets you have meetings and work without feeling the city’s chaotic energy. The menu is a bit pricey, but you can never go wrong with a cup of their coffee and a croissant to motivate your work.
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Cafe One by Sterling

Best for: Affordability and comfort
Location: Lennox Mall, Admiralty way, Lekki Phase 1
Price: 3000 a day / 7.03 USD

Cafe One by Sterling Bank has two locations in Lagos where you can work from. The bright red chairs and pillows give it a homely feel, with plenty of sockets distributed around the working areas. There’s a good selection of snacks to munch on while on a break, and their coffee is better than most co-working spaces in the city. There’s a discount for Sterling bank users that want to use the space too, so make sure to mention that if you are a customer. While it’s not the perfect spot for confidential meetings, it’s a great place for freelancers to conduct interviews and get on with some quiet work.
sterling.ng/cafeone/

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