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Kaffa Crossing

€€ - €€€African, Ethiopian
4423 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4958
+1 215-386-0504
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
23 Feb 2017
“Great place.”
18 Jun 2016
“Don't eat here!”
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African, Ethiopian
€€ - €€€
4423 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4958
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The Ethiopian food was really delicious. The service was very friendly & quick. I & my family would go back there any time.

Thank BoSox999
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Do not come her if you have an ounce of self-respect. The staff is rude and crude. I would not eat there if they were giving away free food and I was starving to death.

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Reviewed 10 December 2015

Met a friend for brunch last Sunday at Kaffa Crossing and found that the food and the service were top shelf! The menu was impressive but not overwhelming and the food was delivered to our table far more quickly than I expected. My friend and...More

Thank Verita M
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Background: On a subsequent trip to Philadelphia, wanted to find an Ethiopian Restaurant closer to the Powelton Village, University City Neighborhood we were staying: Kaffa Crossing fit the bill. Verdict: We were pleasantly surprised because a) the restaurant was bright and clean, and b) the...More

Thank GlobalVillage
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Great, fresh food. Nothing fancy, mind you. It's just basic Ethiopian fare- done right. It's sort of disconcerting to be in a modern, well lit space to nibble on a notoriously smokey cuisine. All other Ethiopian restaurants I've inhabited involved candles, incense, poorly lit rooms...More

Thank Elhusbando
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We've eaten at Kaffa Crossing several times and have always had a really good meal. Our favorite dishes are the cooked beef and chicken tibs and all the vegetarian options. We didn't care very much for the raw minced beef. The prices are very reasonable,...More

Thank christine m
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We enjoy Ethiopian food but often find the sweetness of the injera masks some of the flavor of the entree. Not the case at Kaffa Crossing. The injera has a lovely texture and a subtle taste. It complements the main course nicely. We each had...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 30 December 2013

My husband, three college age sons, and I went in later on a rainy Sunday evening for the first, and not last, time. We were tired from museuming and hungry, and maybe a bit crabby. People who were at tables were winding up. The manager/owner?...More

Thank jenjimlef
Reviewed 6 January 2013

This restaurant was a block away from an office I was visiting in Philadelphia. I found it using Siri and thought I'd give it a try for lunch. It's a quiet cafe with a comfortable feel to it. There were a few people enjoying coffee...More

Thank ARWhite
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10:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4423 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4958
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-386-0504
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