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Ethiopian restaurant – Forget about forks

Ever felt the desire to abandon fork, knife and spoon for one evening? I for my part get this longing quite often, so when I come to eat here I’m already excited that I’m allowed to do so in public.

After a long time, when there were not a lot of authentic African restaurants in the city, this place turned out to be a culinary hot spot within the last few years. Situated in a former classic Viennese coffee house, this restaurant surprises with a little weird but enchanting Africa meets Wiener Kaffeehaus atmosphere.

Let’s get straight to the most important point, the food itself! Most dishes are a combination of various appetizers, served on a big, round piece of Ethiopian bread that looks a little bit like a huge pancake and tastes a little like classic Austrian rye bread (at least to me it does). The bread is actually made of a cereal called Tef which is one of the alimentary bases of Ethiopia.

After some moments of cluelessness about how to fit any of these pastes and salads onto your piece of bread without messing up the table, your hands or your outfit completely, you’ll figure out quickly how to get these delicacies into your mouth.

And if you’re still a little bit hungry (unlikely because these dishes come in great portions), there’s a coffee and popcorn tradition processed as a treat of the house, served by waitresses wearing traditional wardrobes, rounding up this extraordinary food experience completely.

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Währingerstraße 15, Vienna

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Opening Times

Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00, Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00, Sun 11:00 - 00:00


Main meal: € 7.50


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)