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Addis Cafe Ethiopian Restaurant

2017 Commercial Drive | #Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V5n4b1, Canada
+1 604-254-1929
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  • Very good18%
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  • Poor6%
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“bread” (2 reviews)
“east africa” (2 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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2017 Commercial Drive | #Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V5n4b1, Canada
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

I am not Ethiopian, but the warm welcome and family environment makes me feel at home. The food tastes freshly done at home, not food you eat at a restaurant. My favourite restaurant in all of Vancouver, for sure.

Thank Rafah J
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This humble and unpretentious eatery embodies the same qualities as my favourite hole-in-the-wall spots: welcoming, filled with character, serving delicious dishes made with care. I can't say how authentic the food is since I've never been to east Africa, but I have been to several...More

Thank eddyautomatic
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The special tonight was a vegetarian plate; although I'm not a vegetarian, I ordered it and once again considering a vegetarian lifestyle if I could learn these recipes. Every item on the platter was unique yet, complimentary. The service was just as one would expect...More

Thank chris9lock
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I found this little gem on Commercial Drive. Not familiar with the menu, the owner suggested a vegetarion combo and a meat dish, we chose lamb, in order to try the most things on the menu. The food was fantastic and she...More

Thank Milos1
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I'm from east Africa, and have grown up on the menu served at Addis, and after having moved out of my parents place, I've been seeking that same home cooked authentic traditional food just like mama and her mama before used to make it...and here...More

Thank RobelZere
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

My favorite Ethiopian restaurant closed down years ago and I had been told that this was their new location. I apparently was told the wrong thing. This restaurant may have had a very similar menu but the atmosphere and service was nothing like my old...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 11 January 2015

We get to come here once or twice a year and crave it constantly. We usually go for the veggie platter for two but sometimes add some meat. It's delicious!!!! The owner is very friendly and extremely accommodating. We've also booked dinners for larger parties...More

Thank TnSD
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We went to this place after reading everyone else's review about the place. We came right after we just trekked up Grouse Mountain. So we were starving. The decor consists of artistic figurines and photos of people from the home country which were great. We...More

Thank Ariel A
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Great restaurant that allowed for a unique experience underlied by absolutely great food. The owner was great in explaining what to order and how to go about eating the meal with your hands. The food was also beautifully presented. And dont be fooled by the...More

Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

The food here is really good and it comes in large portions. If you've never had Ethiopian before, it's typically served on large platters with a flatbread. The whole dining experience is quite communal, which makes it even more fun if you're with a group...More

Thank ECmed
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises
of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy
counter-culture. Straddling the line between
sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by
students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups,
and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat
counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2017 Commercial Drive | #Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V5n4b1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-254-1929
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Located in the heart of Beautiful British Columbia, Addis Café is proud to be Vancouver's Best Authentic Ethiopian Cuisine. Conveniently situated in Vancouver on Commercial Drive along with Italian, Japanese, Indian and Mexican ethnic restaurants and foods. Come and Enjoy Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan Food. Varieties of hot and mild meat dishes are served with Injera or rice. The friendly and warm service along with the cozy ambiance that Addis Cafe offer are ideal for friends and families to spend memorable time in the African Restaurant.
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