Best places to eat in Addis Ababa
The capital of Ethiopia is undoubtedly home to some of the country's best foods. While there are joints aplenty that pay homage to the rich culinary tradition of the country, the capital sees no shortage of hip, crossover outlets serving pizza and other new-gen favourites. Read on to find out about the best places to eat in Addis Ababa!
Addis Ababa Restaurant
This restaurant serves as the perfect point for you to foray into Ethiopian cuisine. Often overshadowed by newer joints that have sprung up around the area, this traditional outlet still retains a loyal following of long-standing customers. Known for courteous staff, and a no-frills approach to dining, this is the place to be if you're looking for a home-like dining experience.
Romina is a popular hangout spot in the city, and has two branches - one in Arat Kilo, and another in Kazanchis. Each of these places exudes a unique vibe. The branch in Arat Kilo sees a steady inflow of customers, owing to the university located right opposite. Pizza, draught beer, burgers, pasta and grilled meat are some of the crowd favourites on offer.
Popular for bringing some semblance of Paris to the streets of Addis Ababa, La Mandoline is the place to be for enthusiasts of French cuisine. Located in a quiet backstreet in Ureal, this place serves the best steak in town and has an extensive wine list. Run by an experienced French chef, La Mandoline has been tipped by many to be the best non-Ethiopian restaurant in Addis Ababa!
The Ethiopian capital has seen many a modern coffee shop spring up in the recent past, each attempting its own spin on the country's signature drink. At Chaka Coffee, treat yourself to some mouth-watering brunch delicacies and macchiatos. Weekends are always busy between 10 AM and noon, with the 'Fetira' taking the crown amongst crowd-favourite dishes! The place also plays host to live music sessions on Fridays, featuring lineups of talented local artistes.