Mood rings offer convenient color-coded glimpses into our emotional states: red indicates stress, yellow suggests blinding rage, and green means rich in vitamins, cellulose, and fiber. Bathe your emotions in lush verdure with today’s Groupon to Funmi’s Café. Choose one of the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Nigerian fare and drinks for dinner.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of Nigerian fare and drinks for lunch.<p>
A menu brimming with authentic, vegan-friendly Nigerian cuisine gazes down from the walls at Funmi’s Café. Dinner entrees include the eja ati dod ($13.99), which bears fresh tilapia sautéed in a blend of onions, tomatoes, and peppers and is served with a complement of fried or steamed plantains. Vegan diners can utilize their innate telekinetic powers to levitate globules of the asaro, with stewed potatoes, onions, collard greens and sautéed tofu ($12.99). Lunch platters flow from the kitchen 11 a.m.–2 p.m., sporting flavors such as the egusi stew’s blend of ground melon seeds and spiced beef or chicken ($10.99), as well as the vegan-friendly mushrooms alata ($6.99), which arrives tableside with a rice of the day.
Guests perch within a casual milieu offset by wood-paneled walls and partitions bedecked with landscape murals. A dining counter creates intimate discourse with the restaurant staff, and a bank of wall-mounted flat-panel televisions affords diners an opportunity to find out if their latest attempt to spiderman up a skyscraper made the news.
The menu at Funmi’s Café swims with the names of West African dishes, tangles of unfamiliar syllables. Kachumbari, asaro, and kelewele may sound intimidating initially, but they conceal a cuisine characterized by warmth and gentle spice. Kachumbari is an African spin on coleslaw, asaro is a goldenrod-hued yam porridge, and kelewele is a snack of fried plantains.
In the kitchen, chefs stir pots of stew and sauce, often eschewing meat and dairy to fill Funmi’s menu with vegan options. Beneath murals of circular huts on a colorful savannah, fair-trade organic coffee imported from Africa pours forth steam like a robot trying to understand the end of Of Mice and Men.
1043 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, Kentucky 40204Get Directions