Lucy Ethiopian Cafe

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    ( 5 reviews )
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334 Massachusetts Ave (at Huntington Ave), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 02115

Serves meat, vegan options available. Small, predominantly vegan, Ethiopian cafe close to the Symphony Hall which also acts as a gallery for Ethiopian art. Has vegetarian section on menu, with only two appetizers that are not vegan. All combo meals are vegan. Organic produce is used when possible. Has Ethiopian language lesson on one of the walls. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-9:30pm, Fri 11:00am-10:00pm, Sat 10:30am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:30pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Ethiopian, Non-veg

Reviews (5)

First Review by sglcklch

Solid casual dining! - Edit

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the atmosphere here is actually very nice, clean and quiet. You're surrounded by various art pieces by artists of African descent, and the food is wonderful. There's a small list of dedicated vegan combos, but a number of different vegetable dishes (that are all vegan) that you can mix and match to your liking if you want to create your own platter. Definitely worth stopping in a few times to try different things. My favorite was the Addis Combo. This would also be a solid option if you're dining with omni friends.

Pros: Unique atmosphere, Easily labeled vegan items

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Satisfying Food - Edit

I came here off of the cold street and was welcomed by tremendous warmth. I enjoyed the food. I got the yellow platter. I got the peanut tea at the suggestion of a reviewer here. I would not do it again. It tasted basically like I was drinking peanut butter. If that's your thing, go for it, but I did not like it.

Updated from previous review on 2017-02-12

Pros: Good food, Filling meal

Cons: Clearer description on peanut tea is needed

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some vegan options - Edit

Lucy’s is an Ethiopian restaurant with a few vegan options. The proximity to Fenway Park where we headed after was a good feature. The food was pretty good and the atmosphere was nice. A few days before the marathon it made me feel like an Ethiopian. Although the meal was good unfortunately I still ran like a Canadian.

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Peanut Soy Tea & Peaceful City Retreat - Edit

3 stars for food variety but 4 stars for being an awesome cafe!
4 stars for quality (Ethiopian delicacies)
5 stars for customer service

Really friendly and warm place to grab a light bite or drink teas (especially in the winter). The traditional dining is simple and very specific in taste, but a pallet I enjoy nevertheless.

The veggie combo is vegan friendly, and the peanut tea made with soy milk (ASK for it), is addictive. The traditional ginger tea always clears me up if I have the sniffles or am looking for a energy pick-me-up in the day.

This is the most peaceful cafe environment in Boston. Perfect alone or for an intimate moment with a friend, walk into their calm world for a second.

Pros: Value for quality drink selection, Genuinly friendly staff, Private and not busy

Cons: Afew tasty choices for vegans, Pricy for basic food

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Was alright - Edit

It's been a couple of months since my boyfriend and I had lunch here, so this review might not be the most up-to-date. I remember the food was pretty decent, but definitely not as good as a lot of other reviews I had read elsewhere suggested. Also I didn't like that they served the food on plates instead of on a big piece of injera like every other Ethiopian restaurant I have been to did. The whole meal was fairly cheap though, and the ethnic decor was kinda nice. Location was convenient, right by the symphony hall. However we drove here and had a tough time finding parking.

I wouldn't go out of my way to come here for the food as there are IMO better Ethiopian options in Boston area. But if you happen to be around and want something vegan, tasty and affordable, you can't go wrong with this place.

Pros: location, value

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