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A place for vegans and fashionista’s: Accra’s new hybrid experience

   

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Accra
Jun 22, 2019
Nestled in Osu — Ako Adjei Park away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street , Eyetsa LiveWell is a new hybrid restaurant + boutique experience by Eyetsa Lorraine. The latest from SOAS graduate, Accra “it” woman, and designer extraordinaire, fuses her passions for healthy eating, fashion, and interior ...

Nestled in Osu — Ako Adjei Park away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford StreetEyetsa LiveWell is a new hybrid restaurant + boutique experience by Eyetsa Lorraine. The latest from SOAS graduate, Accra “it” woman, and designer extraordinaire, fuses her passions for healthy eating, fashion, and interior design in one uber cool establishment.

As the name indicates, the concept is wellness-conscious. Eyetsa notes that the goal of the cafe is to make fresh, wholesome food affordable and accessible.

Whether you are gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, looking to decrease your meat consumption or just build healthier eating habits, this sleek and stylish restaurant offers plenty of nutrient dense meals as well as fresh juices and smoothies. But #dontpanic, LiveWell also caters to paleo-eaters with a few carnivorous options like grilled chicken and fish.

As for the food, LiveWell puts a fresh, modern twist on classic vegetarian and Ghanaian fare. Choose between the creamy black-eyed pea hummus or the kelewele (sweet + spicy plantains) salad (Featured at the top). Pair either dish with a refreshing Tropical Flush smoothie or PineWine (freshly blended Pineapple Juice + Palm Wine).

After ordering food and drinks, wander around and check out the boutique offerings. There you will uncover a mix of vintage little black dresses, men’s button downs made from 100% cotton and coconut shells, signature pieces from emerging Ghanaian designers like our friends Orijin|Dedo, and books. Oh, and be ready to be given life from the chic, handcrafted beaded necklaces designed by Eyetsa herself.

Eyetsa began collecting beads across West Africa as a hobby after studying her great-grandmother’s life as the first female merchant at the Kumasi Market in Ghana’s Ashanti Region.

Eyetsa’s great-grandmother sold salted fish and used beads as currency. Inspired by this, Eyetsa began crafting her bead collection into stunning, one-of-a-kind statement necklaces.

And as far as the space — it effuses a relaxed, coffee shop vibe in a city that is anything but quiet. It’s perfect after a day of meetings, hustling through the arts centre, or checking out the historic parts of town.

If you’re in Accra and looking for a place to catch up with friends, nosh on healthy meals, and shop for dope stuff, you should definitely check it out.

Eyetsa LiveWell 
Klannaa St, Accra, Ghana

Phone number: +233 50 332 8680

Opening hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm

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