You lucky, lucky souls…you’ve either just stepped off a plane (Welcome to Ethiopia! Lucky you!) and can experiment with your first genuine Ethiopian meals, or you’ve just arrived from several weeks in Ethiopia’s wilds (How amazing was that?! Lucky you!) and can now say goodbye to repetitive injera and wat (stew) and sloppy pasta. Middle Eastern or Italian? French or Ethiopian? It’s all here for you to enjoy.
For an insider's take on the capital's eating scene, take a tour with Go Addis Tours.
Bole Road & East Addis
This area, taking in Bole Rd, Cameroon St (sometimes called Namibia St) and environs is the undisputed culinary centre of the capital. This is where the city's well-to-do and expats like to hang out, so you can expect high quality and higher than normal prices. Food types from around the world are represented here as well as flash Western-style coffee shops by the dozen.