Addis in Cape Ethiopian restaurant, Cape Town
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Addis in Dar is one of the oldest traditional Ethiopian restaurants in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Addis in Cape brings Ethiopia’s history and culture to life through the authentic, fragrant flavours of its delicious cuisine.
Housed in an eye-catching red building with beautiful views of the city’s streets, Addis in Cape has become something of a landmark. The interior is warm and inviting, with polished floorboards, low-slung wooden chairs, authentic Ethiopian furnishings and glowing candlelight. Umbrellas hung from the ceiling give a colourful, quirky touch and add to the relaxed ambience of the restaurant.
Historically, Ethiopia was situated on a spice route, influencing its cuisine and giving it rich, sumptuous textures that are heady with herbs and spices.
Addis is a haven for vegetarians and vegans, with a good part of the menu dedicated to meat-free dining. Vegetarian dining in Cape Town is becoming increasingly popular, and vegetarians and vegans have never had so much choice in this cosmopolitan coastal city.
Popular options at Addis in Cape include spiced vegetable curries, split red lentils sautéed with onions, and garlic and home-made chickpea cakes. Dishes are served on a large traditional rice-flour injera pancake (or ‘edible tablecloth’), which is torn away in portions and used to scoop the food.
A meal at Addis in Cape is not complete without a cup of robust Ethiopian coffee or fragrant mint tea.
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Addis in Cape
Tel: +27 (0)21 424 5722
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The restaurant is easily accessible by car, or via hotel transfer or taxi.