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First Review by cowsareforgrazing

Wow - Edit

Truly a wow-ing experience, the decor already makes you feel at home, and the service is excellent. I've have Ethiopian food a lot before, and in many countries, but this one truly touched my soul! AMAZING vegan dishes, more creative than anywhere else, highly recommend it!!


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Great find in Capetown! - Edit

As a family that is half vegan and half vegetarian, we were very pleased to come across Addis in Cape! The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and accommodating (helped us to call our hotel for pick up, and waited with us outside), and the whole vibe of the restaurant is awesome in itself. To eat here is a great experience, and they have a whole section of their menu that is designated vegan.

*Unless you're eating dinner early, you might want to make a reservation*

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly, accommodating staff , Unique vibe/experience

Cons: Not all vegan


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good experience and food - Edit

The menu here is half vegan, half meat. I've been here many times for dinner with a group of people and everyone always falls in love with this place. Not only is the food delicious, the environment sets everything up for a fun evening. Don't forget to make a reservation in advance though!


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Fabuluos food. Great eating experience. - Edit

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


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A great experience - Edit

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


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Addis in Cape, Cape Town - Edit

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


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a light in the dark... - Edit

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


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If you like Etheopian food, you'll love Addis - Edit

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.


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yuck - Edit

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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