5 Bujumbura St, Wuse, Abuja.
Street parking for like five cars
In a city where everyone is always trying to outdo everyone else, there’s always something exciting to see around the corner.
On one of these numerous corners in wuse, we found this cafe. I’m not sure about the idea behind that name. Like isn’t Salamander that creepy lizard like reptile? Hmmn
Anyway there’s nothing creepy about it.
In fact it’s the other extreme, calm, homey cafe. The aesthetics here has a back and forth blend of rustic and modern decor, with even a customized bookshop that’s incorporated into the cafe work station. The first thing that comes to my mind when I entered the cafe is “this is a nice place to work and have a drink”, so that’s exactly what We did.
Salamander has an outdoor sitting area, an indoor space, a mini library/bookshop/workstation, a private conference room and similar space upstairs usually for reservations.
Everything is prim and proper!
The food is unnecessarily expensive though.
I don’t think the place was intended for people that are just hungry and want to deal with it.
Got a Chapman drink and a plate of gizzards. Like 6 tiny gizzards. Smh I’m angry just thinking about it.
Anyway because this is more like a restaurant review, it’s safe to say that Salamander is still a great place. The menu covers breakfasts, continentals, sandwiches and also has a bar section. But I’d rather come here for something else
Chapman drink: N1500
Plate of gizzards: NN1800
It’s a nice space. I really like the book section. It’d have been nice if they made it more like a library where you can rent books rather than a bookshop to sell them. But I hear this is an extension of “Jazz Hole”. Well, I can only see myself coming for a breakfast here, or to get some coffee while I work. If you want a stellar place to eat, chill, work without regards for price maybe Salamander’s adaptations are for you.