Salamander Cafe, Restaurant 4.0 rating based on 1 rating1 Review View Map 0 Visitor Photos + Bujumbora Street, Abuja, Nigeria Cuisine: Cafe, Lebanese
Set on a quiet back street in the trendy Wuse 2 district, Salamander is something of a hidden gem. Its...
Set on a quiet back street in the trendy Wuse 2 district, Salamander is something of a hidden gem. Its corner plot is identifiable by its yellow railings. There are a collection of comfortable tables and chairs outside, shaded by plants and bougainvillea. Despite this shade, the heat in Abuja can still be oppressive. To accommodate, the inside features strong air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and comfy armchairs. It has a relaxed atmosphere and colourful styling with nice touches like the nest of hornbills hanging from the ceiling, and the multi-coloured fish table placements. It also has a range of freshly pressed juices and freshly ground coffee. It was awarded best espresso by Time Out Nigeria. It’s a perfect spot to waste away an hour or two in comfort by sipping coffee or browsing the small bookshop to the rear of the store. The book shop has a range of contemporary African fiction with authors such as Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It also offers non-fiction and kid’s books, as well as a small range of locally produced crafts. For those just looking to eat, the extensive menu is broken into breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast offers American, English, or Nigerian styles, as well as healthy options like muesli and fruit salad. Lunch offerings include pizzas, salads, soups, and sandwiches. My Salamander club sandwich was excellent and came loaded with chicken, freshly caramelised onions, and fresh peppers. Most dishes are between N2-3000, as the sign says “Great books, great drinks, great food.” It’s popular with expats and groups of middle class Abujan ladies.
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