Serves meat, veg options available. Ethiopian restaurant. Has some vegetarian/vegan options. Price: Moderate more-less
Ethiopian, Non-veg


First Review by cowsareforgrazing

Fabuluos food. Great eating experience.

4 Posted on 02 / 24 / 2012

We opted for the sharing platter from the vegan menu. There was plenty of food, all of which was delicious, full of flavour and very colourful! There's a lot to chose from and eating without cutlery is an eating experience with a difference but we loved it. Definitely worth a visit f you're in Cape Town.

Pros: Excellent food, Lots of vegan options, Good value

A great experience

4 Posted on 11 / 26 / 2010

I love Ethiopian food and living in New Zealand there isn't any. So my partner and I were stoked to eat here! The menu is 50/50 vegetarian and meat fare. The restaurant is huge and spans 3 levels. The middle level is decorated beautifully with furniture and beautiful artwork from Ethiopia. The ceiling has fabric brollies which double up as lamp shades which give a wonderful ambiance. The staff are very polite and dressed smartly. They fully understand the concept of veganism and know all about the dishes, as well as advising on the best value lunch specials of the day. We had the lunch special which was a medium size portion of each of the vegan friendly dishes. Some of the food can be really spicy so if that's a problem for you then make sure you let them know in advance. Everything tasted amazzzzzing. I also loved the potato which is soft and creamy and just great. I came back again to eat with my family and to save any hassle we chose to eat the vegetarian platter. I can't really imagine what it would be like if your family wanted to eat meat and you wanted to eat veggie. If you really couldn't compromise they do offer to leave the dishes inside their plates instead of emptying them onto the injera. Somebody else in the reviews said it was expensive. I don't really get that. Top notch service, amazing venue and fantastic food. We paid 180 rand for all our drinks and the food. That's only 33 New Zealand Dollars! You'd pay that for one person in New Zealand. I love this place and would recommend that everybody try it at least once.

Pros: Good value, Friendly staff, Excellent food
Cons: Toilet was a bit broken, Upstairs level a bit dark at night

Addis in Cape, Cape Town

3 Posted on 02 / 14 / 2010

This place is in Cape Town city centre on the corner of Long Street.

There is a section on the menu that is clearly marked, 'vegetarian & vegan' - all of these dishes are vegan except the last dish as this ocntains egg.

The food is served on these big trays that have bread made from rice flour rolled across it. The food is eaten by taking a piece of bread and using that to scoop up the food - no cutlery is used. The food was was very pleasant as is the vibe of the place.

I ate alone here and since this place also sells non vegetarian food then this place appears to be an option for a compromise venue for anyone looking to eat with a friend who refuses to eat vegetarian. For 100% vegetarian there are other places available in the Long Street area.

Pros: Vegan vegie friendly, Fun, Central
Cons: Not 100% veggie

a light in the dark...

4 Posted on 10 / 19 / 2008

you can find a lot of veggie options in this place and the atmosphere is relaxed, though you're better of with a reservation in advance. People from cape town love this place. I had ethopien food in different parts of the globe, but this is so far my favorite.
If you consider yourself a diehard veggie, it's probably the wrong place, as you might share the plate with your meat eating friends. Don't miss lunch at the portobello!

Pros: value the money, at long street, friendly staff

If you like Etheopian food, you'll love Addis

4 Posted on 07 / 06 / 2008

Serving traditional Ethiopian food, so lots of small tasty dishes such as Wat, a kinda of stew, all eaten with injera bread. Half of the menu is vegetarian, as with most Ethiopian restaurants, since Wednesdays and Fridays are typically days when people eat only veggie food in Ethiopia (for religious reasons). Worth getting a range of dishes, 4-6 to share between 2 people. Spiciness varies between mild and extremely hot, so there's something to suit everyone. Ethiopian coffee is legendary, and they serve lovely traditional coffee at Addis, with popcorn alongside it. The atmosphere and decor is also nice. If you like Ethiopian food, or want to try something new and unusual, I'd highly recommend Addis.



2 Posted on 05 / 09 / 2008

yuck, i've heard a lot of people saying this place is a good vegetarian place. well a) all veg were cooked to death, b) it was generally tasteless, and c) i don't know where the vegetarian fame came from, its as meat eating as the next place- so u can get a vegetarian meal like anywhere else. and the price was outrrrageous, i spent about R90 (on food alone) sharing stuff and was hungry and pissed at the end.

Cons: expensive, boring food, cooked to death


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Last updated: 2010/11/08


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