La Parisienne

Cafe in Addis Ababa

If you’re staying in the Bole Rd part of town (in fact, even if you’re not), then there’s only one place for breakfast and that’s this megapopular terrace cafe with superb coffee, fair impersonations of croissants and freshly squeezed orange juice. There are several other branches throughout the city but this one is considered the best.

If the waitresses could only develop more of a Gallic ‘I can’t be bothered to serve you’ shrug then you’d think you were on the Champs-Élysées.