Though each culture's cuisine is different, nearly all begin meals with an appetizer or a ceremonious kissing of a lettuce head by the chef. Savor the universals with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$19 for a traditional Ethiopian dinner for two (a $39.90 total value)
$39 for a traditional Ethiopian dinner for four (a $79.80 total value)
Each dinner includes the following per pair:
- Two meat or vegetable combination plates (a $9.95 value each)
- Two wines or beers (a $5 value each)
- One coffee presentation (a $10 value)
See the full menu for meat and vegetable combination-plate options.
Eating without a knife and fork is frowned upon in many restaurants, but not Africana Cafe. Here, eating with your hands is one of the many elements that create an authentic Ethiopian dining experience. The main element is the cuisine, which features meat- and vegetable-centered plates such as cubed beef mixed with housemade awaze sauce, lamb fried with rosemary and jalapeño peppers, and sliced tomato and green pepper tossed in special african spices.
To complement these Ethiopian edibles, bartenders offer pours of imported Ethiopian beer and housemade honey wine. Customers in need of caffeine can order cups of joe served during a traditional coffee ceremony, a far more elegant proceeding than a barista performing an interpretative dance around a french press.
Outstanding lunch (had the tibs and vegetarian combo). Authentic Ethiopian, with plenty of cultural atmosphere. I'll be back.Jimmy D., 7/10/12
Africana stands out for its perfect rendering of a few simple but beloved staples, including shiro wot, a stew of chickpeas puréed with garlic.westword.com Review
5091 E Colfax Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80220