Places to eat and visit in Addis

Places to eat in Addis

Addis Ababa, the capital city, has a rich and unexpected food culture. And more than just great meals, this is food that comes with a story.
Ethiopia is a country that serves up grass-fed beef and organic vegetables by default. There are no trendy macro-organic-vegan movements; rather, the livestock graze in open fields.

Kategna: A great place to try Ethiopian food; they serve a range of entrées that are good quality and reasonably priced. They also have an ongoing coffee ceremony complete with traditional methods of preparation and incense. Overall it is a great place to go for a taste of Ethiopian culture and food.

Yod Abyssinia: The large dining area is crammed with low wooden stools that all face a stage; at around 7.30pm, musicians, dancers and singers perform traditional acts from around Ethiopia. The food, too, is some of the best traditional food and it's a good place to try tej (honey wine).

La Mandoline restaurant: This upper-crust French restaurant serving superb, and authentic, traditional French dishes is still one of the best restaurants in the capital. Try an excellent salad for starter, a delicious steak with Roquefort sauce for main and crème brûlée for dessert, and you won’t know you’re not in La Belle France.

Sishu Burger: There is a fantastic café called Sishu located at Kerra, Worke's Promise Building Complex in Addis – wonderful burgers, nice if slightly odd flavored milk and fantastic tarts – a real relief for those desperate for a rest from injera…. It also contains expansive play areas for children. We recommend trying it out next time you are in Addis!

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Places to visit in Addis

Located in the beautiful Ethiopian highlands, Addis Ababa is positioned at 2,665 meters in elevation, making the weather extremely pleasant, if not a bit on the cool side.
From the marvelous array of local and international food, some of the best coffee you’ll ever have in your life, to ancient churches, and fascinating museums, there are plenty of things to keep you occupied and satisfied in Addis Ababa.


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