Addis in Cape
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- Addis in CapeJul 05, 2012
Want to sample real African food? Then Addis in Cape is your choice. OK, the food is not from southern Africa but from the northern part of the continent - Ethiopia to be exact - but it is way better and 100% more traditional than the 'authentic African fare' that is served in some of the restaurants that market themselves as being 'truly African' (Won't mention any names, but one of them is rather close to Addis).
We (a group of four) ordered 2 platters with each 8 small dishes to share. We were served lamb, beef and chicken dishes, something that resembled a prawn curry, two lentil dishes (the rest I have forgotten) on a large round serving dish. The idea is to scoop up the food with pieces of rice pancakes and eat with your hands.
Our verdict? Awesome. First of all, every dish has its own, unique and distinct flavour and texture. Secondly, everything on Addis' menu is gluten free (one of us is gluten intolerant, hence this particular mention). Thirdly, the extensive vegetarian menu is vegan. This basically means I can take all my fussy friends along, from the vegans to the gluten intolerant ones to my muslim buddies (the menu is 100% halal). Last but not least: the ambience is cozy, warm and lovely, with lots of soft light and candles.
Do yourself a favour and order some ethiopian coffee (did you know coffee originates from Ethiopia?) or tea afterwards. Yum.Recommended for:Vegetarian
- Addis in CapeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
This is THE place to sit around a Messob and scarf delicious Wot. The multi-storied building in the center of town drips with atmosphere. The service is friendly. An easy place to just linger and enjoy.