Restaurant Review: Salamander Café, Abuja

Salamander Café with its art-y vibe is located on a quiet street in Wuse 2.  With people talking quietly in English, French and other languages, soft music playing in the background, a little bookshop and a mini library of magazines to read while you dine, Salamander feels like more than a place to eat.  It feels like a chill-out place for adults.  I went there for the food though.

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How I spent the time while waiting for my order to arrive.

I ordered a Cobb Salamander salad and a chocolate frappe, picked up a magazine and settled down to wait for my food. And waited and waited.  I admired the nice cutlery in front of me.  I sipped my chocolate frappe. I flipped through the magazine. Finally, I angrily went in search of the waitress who had taken my order.  She apologized profusely and I went back to my seat.  The food finally arrived 45 minutes later.

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The delicious Cobb Salamander salad.

When the salad turned up, it was piled so high it almost blocked my view.  It was a delicious mix of lettuce, cheese, bacon, chicken, boiled eggs, avocado and tomatoes.  I ate as much as I could but still couldn’t empty my plate.  The salad was so large and tasty that I forgave the kitchen for taking so long to get it to me.  I would definitely recommend the Salamander Café.  Go with an empty stomach and a bit of patience.


Address:       5 Bujumbura Street, Off Libreville Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.


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