What better way to experience another culture than through its food? Especially when you don’t have to travel too far.
For those unused to the joy that is Ethiopian food, this is the perfect opportunity to make its acquaintance. The waiting staff are attentive and with their help, you’ll soon come to grips with the slightly foreign ingredients and learn how best to eat with your hands. Order a platter and add to it as you choose. Both carnivores and vegetarians are catered for with dishes ranging from pulses, to cubed fried meats and heavenly traditional bread (injera) to act as food conveyor and help mop up the delicious sauces.
There aren’t many desserts on offer, but the baklava is pretty decent. Sadly Lucy Ethiopian has no liquor license, but you can bring your own, or better yet, enjoy the traditional coffee.
Traditional décor and music set the tone in this quaint eatery that has its fair share of regulars.
281 Long Street, Cape Town.
Open Monday to Saturday from 12h00 to 23h00.
Tel: (021) 422-1797