• Cafe Abyssinia

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Ethiopian cuisine, with a clearly labelled vegetarian and vegan section on the menu. Staff are knowledgeable about vegan dishes. The "veggie combo" is a platter of all of vegan options, large enough to share between two people. Other choices include cabbage & carrots, collard green stew, potato & carrot stew, red lentil stew, special shiro (chickpeas), split peas stew, salads and veggie sambusa (without sauce). Has BYOB policy, corkage fee applies. Black-owned. Open Mon-Tue 11:00am-9:00pm, Thu-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

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4 Reviews

First Review by vegangrace


Points +1225

01 Apr 2023


Cafe Abyssinia is in a great location if you live/are staying in the city. They offer reliably vegan Ethiopian fare that is nutritious and tasty.



Points +428

30 Oct 2022

Food okay

Full disclaimer, I’m a regular at Addis Nola - I drive across the lake on a weekly basis to go there and enjoy amazing Ethiopian food. I went to Cafe Abyssinia today and was sorely disappointed. The waitress was really nice but my order came out completely wrong. I ordered the veggie combo but subbed certain things for others. I only wanted the collards, red lentils, and the cabbage and carrots, and wanted extra of that in place of the shiro, yellow split peas, and potatoes and carrots. I got exactly the opposite of what I ordered. The waitress made it right by bringing out 2 sides of collards, one side of cabbage and carrots, and one side of red lentils. The only problem was that I was supposed to get 5 items (I thought it was 6, but I was informed the shiro is extra and isn’t included in the veggie combo, though it’s on the menu). I had to ask for the extra side of collards (since I wasn’t a fan of the cabbage and carrots nor the lentils) to make 5 sides. the food was subpar to Addis Nola’s. The salad was okay but had way too many onions and the dressing was a bit too salty for my taste.

Pros: Lunch menu on Sunday with lower prices, Nice employees

Cons: No gluten free injera , Food just okay


Points +506

01 Sep 2020

Delicious food in a casual setting

Went here for the first time a few days ago and was so sad I didn't discover this place sooner! Vegan options are clearly marked. The vegan combo platter allows you to sample all of the vegan dishes, is served with injera bread, and is absolutely delicious. Definitely splittable between 2 people, but would be fine heated up as leftovers. Since the vegan dishes consist entirely of beans, veggies, and spices (nothing fried), I felt really good after eating it. Despite the healthfulness of the food it still tasted very decadent! Ethiopian cuisine is pretty hard to find in the South (actually, probably in most of the US outside of huge cities) so definitely do not pass this place up if you're in town! The staff were also very friendly and were taking covid precautions seriously (the dining room is closed, but they offer take out and also have some shaded picnic tables outside you can eat at).

Pros: delicious, combo allows you to experience it all, friendly staff

Cons: not a fully vegan establishment


Points +139

05 Oct 2018

Delicious vegan platter

One of my favourite restaurants in the city! I always get the veggie combo which comes with all of their vegan options and delicious ingeera bread. Delicious, healthy and filling! Staff here are really nice and know all about what is vegan.

Pros: Affordable, Great vegan options, Small local business

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