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Addis in Cape, Cape Town, SA.

January 7, 2012 by Carolina

When in Rome do as the Romans do & when in Africa, do as the Africans do. Katie & I headed to downtown Cape Town to have authentic Ethiopian food at Addis in Cape in honor of my visit to South Africa. Both Katie & I love Ethiopian food & figured it would taste even better when made authetically in Africa — we were right.

Since Ethiopian food is eaten with your hands the meal starts off with washing them.

We were thrilled to discover a full vegetarian & vegan menu with fantastic choices. Katie & I settled on the vegetarian lunch platter composed of Misir Wot (split red lentils), Shimbera Asa Wot (chickpeas in Berbere sauce), Mushroom Wot (mushrooms in Berbere sauce), Kek Alicha Wot (sauteed chickpeas with garlic, ginger & tumeric), Defin Misir Alicha (lentils with white mushrooms) & Tomato Salad.

The food was amazing, packed with African spices & full of flavor. Katie & I ate every single thing on the plate, no bite left behind.

Katie had visited Addis in Dar while in Tanzania & knew we would love their Cape Town location; it’s truly a great restaurant for a vegetarian with a ton of choices. Ethiopian food is the best!

Have you tried Ethiopian food? What’s your favorite ethnic food?


Carolina is a marketing professional living in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Colombia, Carolina loves experimenting with different spices in the kitchen. When she's not cooking she loves to run, practice yoga and spend time with her dog Rocco. Carolina is passionate about travel and always has her suitcase packed and ready to go!

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