Work and Connect | A fusion of work and food

Hi guys! It has obviously been a minute since my last blog post and I know y’all have missed this because I know I have too. I’m super excited to be making this my return blog post because it is packed with the most juicy features. Now this is not your regular food blog post, it is so much more than that.

Work and connect is a hybrid model enterprise support organisation located at Number 50, Ebitu Ewe street, Jabi, Abuja that holistically builds capacity, supports growth of youth led businesses, innovation-driven entrepreneurs and accelerating MSME’s. To break down all that English, Work and connect is simply an organisation that offers unique services like co-working spaces, shared desks, business bars, offices etc for rent. The work and connect space also features a conference hall, gym, lounge and restaurant. This means that as a creative, innovative young entrepreneur like myself who cannot afford to own my own organisation, I can easily rent a work friendly and innovative space which offers me WIFI, business address, telephone services, a singe display advertising my small business and training rooms for my small team where I can conveniently carry out all my work, hold my meetings and training sessions at a very affordable rate. How COOL is that??? Well you might think that’s all but nahhh, there’s also one more awesome thing, FOOD is just one call away. Work and connect has a restaurant named Connect Bistro & grill located in the same building that is open to the general public and not just members of work and connect alone.

Here’s a breakdown of the services offered by work and connect and a review of Connect Bistro –

WORK AND CONNECT – Full review

Like I have stated earlier, work and connect is an organisation that offers co-working spaces, dedicated desks, business bars for rent. The work and connect organisation is a tastefully designed both indoors and outdoors. The co-working space is located on the ground floor together with the restaurant. It has some really cool features like a kitchenette that offers free coffee, free WIFI, a lounge where you can take aa break from work, a locker storage for your personal belongings, a male and female bathroom and an interesting phone booth. The phone both is a private, sound proof space where members of the co-working space can make phone calls without disturbing other members, it also features a charging port that makes it even cooler. It is honestly one of the most thoughtful things I’ve ever since in a co-working space. The co-working spaces goes for NGN2,150 daily. Weekly and monthly subscriptions are also available at affordable rates as well.

Other parts of the work and connect organisation also include training rooms, offices, lounge, gym, meeting rooms, board rooms, meeting rooms and a mosque. The offices are of different packages. They have basic offices, standard offices, and executive offices. The basic office package comes with a desk and a chair, the standard offices are slightly bigger than the basic offices and also include a sofa, the executive offices on the other hand are ensuite. It offers a a larger office space and also a personal bathrooms. The training rooms, meeting rooms, and board rooms all have different set ups, pending your particular need or desire.

A notably distinctive feature of the work and connect organisation from other existing organisations of the same nature is that it has a male and female mosque. The mosque is located in a secluded area on the first floor that creates privacy of worship for muslim members of the organisation.

Connect Bistro and Grill – Full review

Ambience

The connect bistro and grill has an interestingly different vibe and decor as opposed to what we are normally used to seeing. The connect bistro and grill space fully depicts the whole work and dine concept. It features a lot of bright, popping colours and attractive writings on the walls. An interesting thing bout the bistro is that they have cute notes on the walls written by customers about their experience at the bistro.

Food/Drinks/Menu

First off, I just have to say that the connect bistro menu is really affordable. It offers a very wide range of local and international dishes which are reasonably priced. They also serve a variety of cold and hot drinks. This means that if you work around Jabi axis, connect bistro is a great place to spend your lunch break. This is because, you can get a large option of food to eat, free wifi, a chilled space, an option of indoor of outdoor dining, and also a great opportunity to connect with other creative, brilliant minded individuals.

For my meal, I had ;

Lunch time chicken sauce – NGN2,600

The lunch time chicken sauce was the highlight of my lunch at connect Bistro. My favourite thing about it were the child paper flakes and the mixed vegetables. It was bomb without the rice and also bomb with the rice as well. You can order the lunch time chicken sauce alone, or pair it with a different side dish. Either way, it is really tasty!

Vegetable rice – NGN800

The vegetable rice was awesome! It was packed with many vegetable that were vey tastefully cut. The vegetable portion did not outweigh the rice, which was really nice. Everything was adequately portioned. I also loved the serving dish of the rice. The only sad thing about the vegetable rice was that the general portion was small. I wanted moreeeeeeee. Although it was small it was surprisingly satisfying. By the time I was done eating, I could barely move because my stomach was really full.

Hustlers chapman – NGN1,300

The chapman was great. It tasted nice, just like every order chapman.

General Comment

I seriously admire the work and connect organisation because of its innovative and forward thinking policies. It is an incredible, modern innovation that is super beneficial to small entrepreneurs, creatives, freelancers and also a great place to expand your network in general. It is truly an all round, fantastic organisation with really affordable packages that have great benefits.

For more information you can visit the information desk at No 50 Ebitu Ekiwe street, Jabi, Abuja, Call +2348125766214 or check out @workandconnect on instagram.

Tatte Pāstrē – A Valentine’s Day Speciale

Tatte pāstrē is a brand new pâtisserie company that is specialised in selling yummy grazing boards and exquisite pâtissarie gift boxes. Their grazing boards & boxes range from sweet to savoury. it combines a selection of fruits, nuts, chocolates and baked goods. It is not only unique, but it is also super affordable.

I had a chance of working with the brand last month and it was such a spectacular experience. Putting together a beautiful grazing board is no easy task I must say. A lots of thought, time and precision goes into it. My shoot covered different unique grazing boxes in different sizes, a grazing board that serves 1-2 peoples and of course a valentine special offer box.

Here are some of the beautiful images from my shoot.

Grazing boards

Grazing boxes

Valentine special boxes

Price list

Heres a look at the tatte pāstrē price list.

(check out their page on instagram @tattepastre for more information).

I hope this post helps gifting your loved ones this valentines day so much more easier.

TEA TIME WITH RUMI LEAVES

Before I dive in, let me just say I am an absolute tea lover. My favourite tea flavours are strawberry and lemon but I think I am adding a new flavour to my list of faves so grab yourself a cup of tea and join me as I try out some new tea flavours!

Earlier last week I got a Dm on instagram from a new tea brand asking if I do reviews for teas and I was like woah! I absolutely do! so we discussed some details and I received a package on Monday evening. Before the package arrived I was anxious all day. My anxiety was not only because I love tea and trying out things but also because it was my first ever PR package. I mean, I knew I was doing ok with my entire food blog thingy but I didn’t actually realise I was PR package worthy.

The package arrived in cute little brown paper bag which had orange silk cloth handles which I found totally adorable. It was the first time I was seeing a paper bag with such handles. I received a total of three flavours – Hibiscus, herbal tea and exotic bloom.

The hibiscus and herbal tea came in tea bags, while the exotic bloom was a loose tea blend.

Rumi leaves hibiscus tea

I’m starting off with this tea flavour because it turned out to be my favourite out of the three flavours I received. Prior to this package I had never tried hibiscus tea before, in fact I didn’t even know it existed. I have had different tastes of countless hibiscus drinks and they were truly great but I never thought of what it would be like as a tea. The first and most beautiful thing about this tea flavour is the colour. It has a beautiful purple/burgundy colour when you brew it. one of the reasons I love the colour is that you can tell its natural, unlike most teas that are usually artificially coloured.

The tea wasn’t just plain hibiscus, it had a hint of mint and lemon grass. I tried it with sugar at first and it was great but the next morning I mixed it with honey and it tasted even better! The hibiscus tea is not only delicious but it also comes with some health benefits like lowering blood pressure, boosting kidney and liver functions and so much more. This makes it an organic, natural, delicious and healthy tea blend. A pack of the tea comes with fifteen tea bags and it costs just NGN1,000.

Rumi leaves Herbal tea

Like most herbal tea’s the rumi leaves herbal tea was a green tea. However, it had some other flavours infused in it like cinnamon, ginger and mint. Unlike the hibiscus tea, the herbal tea didn’t really have a popping colour, it looked like normal green tea.

The other flavours infused into the tea weren’t really significant in the taste. The most significant taste was the green tea, I could barely taste the ginger in it but i did sense a taste of cinnamon in it. When I tried it with sugar I didn’t really enjoy it but I absolutely loved it with honey. I also tried it out with a squeeze of fresh lemon and honey and it was also great. It helps in boosting your immune system which is a great necessity at this time, it promotes weight loss and relieves indigestion. Just like the hibiscus tea, the herbal tea comes in a pack of 15 tea bags and it costs NGN1,000.

Rumi leaves exotic bloom

Exotic bloom is a different kind of tea. It doest come in tea bags like the other two flavours, its a loose tea blend which automatically means it is brewed differently. To brew this tea, you will need an infuser to avoid spilling loose tea leaves into the tea cup. It looks like the green tea but its much darker in colour. The most significant taste the tea has is mint. The tea is surely exotic! it contained a burst of flavours ranging from mint, green tea, a tiny hint of hibiscus and many more flavours that I can’t really place till this moment but they all go together really well and give you a wonderful and delicious taste. It costs NGN1,000 for a bag.

Side note

All in all I’d like to say that rumi leaves has a unique and quality blend of tea flavours. You can tell that each tea flavour is carefully made with natural and organic ingredients that not only taste great but also smell amazing, it improves your health and is super affordable. I totally recommend it for anyone out there who is a tea lover.

If you have any suggestions of new tea’s or food that you want me to review or you’d also like to send me a package for an honest review, kinldy check for my contact information on my blog page ‘book me’ and let me know.

Disclaimer

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