Ma’ed is an Ethiopian oasis in the middle Copenhagen. Griffenfeldsgade, where it is located, is known for the multicultural hangouts and is also called “little Africa” by the local residents. The area is expanding right now, and cafés are slowly winning and cornering little Africa.
But Ma’ed ke has kept its original charm. The décor is like a cafeteria in the local school with tiles on the floor and the standard furniture. The walls are painted a warm yellow and some souvenirs from the homeland are put up, to give it a personal touch.
In here it is all about the food and how good they are at it. Everything you can choose from the menu is served on giant pancake-like bread and has been stewing away for the last couple of hours in the kitchen. The meat is tender and the greens are tasty. When you order your food you can choose family style or separate. Make sure you go for family style – one big plate covered in bread with your chosen toppings carefully dotted around. Then you simply just take a corner of the “pancake” and grab the food.
The service is ever smiling and in English only. Here you get a beer from the can and a napkin from the stack. Get your hands in there and enjoy the food like it was meant to be. You can probably find me at a table in the back. It’s cheap, tasty and cosy.