Hi guys, it’s yet another week with another solo date at a nice, low key restaurant in the city of Abuja. I’m not even going to lie, i am really enjoying these solo dates because its breath of fresh air from the usual chaos and interaction with people during the week days.
Palm ave is a new restaurant that has been running for a couple of months now. It is located at Riverplate garden opposite BMO events center wuse II, Abuja. The restaurant is interestingly open from 11:00am – 3:00am daily.
The restaurant interior is super cool! Like, you know those dark interior designs you drool over on instagram but cant have? well this is it! A lot of restaurants always shy away from dark colored interior for some reason but palm ave is not one of them. I admire the bold choice of dark, yet attractive colors in the decor, it definitely makes it stand out from most restaurants here in Abuja. Another thing to love about palm ave are the large windows, it feels like you’re in a glass house and its just so lovely. It gives you a view of the park which gives a calming effect. During the day, the restaurant is vibrant, cozy and calming. At night, it switches up to this really cool, dark and relaxing place to just vibe and enjoy good food.
The restaurant to gives off a type of vibe that cant really be explained(in a good way), you just have to experience it.
Palm ave at night
The restaurant menu is quite concise because its a soft opening menu. It features mostly sweet dishes and quite a number of savory dishes as well. They serve both hot and cold drinks. There are no alcoholic drink options on the menu and the dishes are all Halal. One thing i loved about the menu was that each dish/drink had a little description of what it entails which kinda gives you and idea of what you are going to be served.
The restaurant also serves shisha outdoors which is not captured on the menu but it costs NGN3,000.
For my meal i had the cinnamon bae waffles. The thing with me is that when there are sweet options on a menu, i always pick it over savory dishes. These waffles were actually recommended by the owner and i must say he did not lie when he said i would enjoy it because i absolutely Loved it!
The cinnamon bae waffles cost NGN3,500, it was topped with powdered sugar, white chocolate and milk chocolate. On the menu it stated it will be topped with crushed maltesers which i sadly didn’t get even though i enjoyed the waffles.
The waffles were soft and warm. It was very rich, as such it was quite filling. You can instantly tell that a lot of thought went into the dish because despite all the sweet ingredients on the plate, the dish still wasn’t too sweet. It was quite perfect really, i low key licked my plate, lol.
I ordered the strawberry mojito and it cost NGN2,500. After my first sip of the strawberry mojito i was like broooooooo what is in this? does it contain actual strawberries? because hmmmm. The drink was sweet, but the lime and mint leaves toned down the sweetness and gave it a nice balance. The portion of the drink was surprisingly large for the price. I’d definitely recommend it for anyone visiting the restaurant because its a banger.
TOTAL BILL – NGN6,450
Palm ave restaurant is honestly quite distinct from what we usually have here in Abuja. It is very chill and the environment is serene and relaxing. It is clearly a restaurant that is open to everyone but not for everyone…if you know what i mean. The restaurant is also very affordable and it’s a very good place for solo dates, lunch dates and probably a dinner date pending what you like.
I would definitely be visiting again because i generally like the serene vibe and i want to try out savory options from their menu.
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