The 10 Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Addis Ababa

Best restaurants in Addis Ababa
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Exploring Ethiopia? Here are 10 best breakfast and brunch spots in Addis Ababa to add on your list of places to visit. Addis Ababa the capital city of Ethiopia is the third largest capital city in the world. Also known as the ‘new flower’, Addis Ababa stands at 2,400 meters beautifully above sea level – a city that flows with perfectly brewed coffee, no wonder it has some of the best cafes that fuel you with the perfect breakfast to go about your day. In need of ideas for best breakfast restaurants in Addis Ababa during your next vacation? Check out our list below.

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Five Loaves Bistro and Bakery

Located at Adwa Bridge, Addis Ababa in a cute brick building, five loaves bistro is your perfect for your ‘me-time’ breakfast and brunch. Very cosy, beautiful interior with wood paneled ceiling, you are sure to have a good time feeding both your mouth and eyes. With their famous ‘eggs benedict’ five loaves is a place with lots of varieties on their menu, with everybody in consideration including vegans and kids. One of the best places to visit and get freshly baked pastries. They have very polite and friendly staffs that are there to attend to whatever you need and give you the best services. Not only do you get to eat good food, you also get serenaded by soft jazz music in the background. Now how about that?

Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Five Loaves Bistro and Bakery, Addis Ababa
Fish and tacos at Five Loaves Bistro And Bakery. © Wan Sophonpanich

Natani Cafe

Famous for their delicious cheesecake, Natani is your one stop for your breakfast and brunch needs. Located at Bole road within Addis Ababa, it is very easy and convenient to locate. It has a great atmosphere where you can enjoy your delicious meals, relax and just enjoy the view of the city. With their beautiful, tasty and timely desserts, you are sure to stop by at Natani cafe more than once. Very popular among the youths, you are sure to not only eat, but socialize and network too.

Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Natani Cafe, Addis Ababa
Natani Cafe. © etegea_semira

La Parisienne Restaurant

Also located at Bole district, La Parisienne is a calm and quiet place where you can go and enjoy your delicious French cuisine alongside some other delicious meals. Talk about their croissant, cheeseburger and any other light snack you can think of, they are all there to satisfy your cravings. If you are a coffee lover, you are in the right place just like in any other cafes or restaurants in Addis Ababa, the coffee and coffee drinks here are very good. Make it a date at La Parisienne.

Address: Gabon St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Breakfast at La Parisienne Restaurant, Addis Ababa
Breakfast at La Parisienne Restaurant, Addis Ababa © Google

Savor Restaurant

A family friendly restaurant that serves fresh foods is definitely a plus in our good books! Savor is a place where you can enjoy not just breakfast, but lunch and dinner. With their various healthy meals, you have a variety to choose from. Just in case you get tired of the Ethiopian cuisine while you are touring the city of Addis, this will be a good spot to get some familiar meals. You can have your burgers, pizza, pancakes, French toast, waffles, egg croissant sandwich, to mention but few; you are definitely in good hands. Their fresh juices and drinks will also help you enjoy the food a little bit more. The little ones also get to have a great time as there are options of ice cream and other kid friendly meals for them. You can find Savor at Namibia Street, Addis Ababa.

Address: Namibia St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Savor Restaurant, Addis Ababa
Savor Restaurant – © SavorAddis/facebook

Pain D’epice

This very attractive bakery which also doubles as a restaurant is another place to enjoy some the most mouth-watering meals and desserts of all time. Located adjacent Haimi hotel, Pain d’Epice is regraded as the best bakery in Addis Ababa. With their various bread choices, you might even get confused! Ranging from their baguette, to their chocolate cake, croissant and pies, you are going to have a sweet experience, literally. It is also kids and family friendly, so don’t go alone!

Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Breakfast at Pain D'Epice French Bakery & Restaurant
Breakfast at Pain D’Epice French Bakery & Restaurant, Addis Ababa © Google

Mamokacha Cafe

Tagged as ‘the best coffee shop’ in Addis Ababa, Mamokacha cafe is another wonderful place to enjoy your breakfast and brunch. This café can be found at Woreda 3, Bole sub city in Addis Ababa. Their cakes and cookies is exactly what you need to get that sugar-rush in the morning. Here you can choose your seating area whether inside or outside if you decide that you want to observe the bustle of the city. If you also decide that you just want to get your coffee and go, there is also a standing area for you. With their beautiful interior and setting, alongside a free Wi-Fi, you can conveniently have your breakfast meetings here and be productive while having a sumptuous meal at the same time.

Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Mamokacha Cafe, Addis Ababa
Coffee at Mamokacha Cafe. © Yoseph Nigussie

Choche Cafe

This rather traditional café is also very notable for their coffee. Located at La Gare, near the Lion of Judah statue, you are guaranteed of a great customer service and a great meal too. Their outdoor garden is a perfect spot to sit and sip your coffee while nibbling on some chocolate cake and if you ever want to try a macchiato, this is probably your best bet. If you are a lover of all things coffee, then you will be more than excited to find your way to Choche cafe. You can even get a few bags to take home to your loved ones!

Address: La Gare Near Lion of Judah Statue, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Choche Cafe, Addis Ababa
Welcome to Cafe Choche. © Facebook.com/CafeChoche

Moyos Cafe

This is another café that is very family oriented and somewhere the kids will love. The have a great collection of yummy smoothies and so many healthy food choices. Located at mickey Leland Street opposite Yoly hotel, Moyos cafe is ready whenever you are. Their healthy meals help in attracting a large number of people; from their collection of salads, sandwiches, juices everything is prepared to make you even ask for more. The vegetarians are not left out in the menu, as they are well taken care of. With its beautiful green interior, this café gives you a very homely feeling with an impeccable customer service to go with it.

Address: Mickey Leland St Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Moyos Cafe, Addis Ababa
Moyos Café – © Ahmed Yousuf

Aba Guben Restaurant

Located at south Africa Street, Aba Guben is a beautiful place with a lovely atmosphere, where you can enjoy some tasty meals with friends, colleagues and loved ones. It is an affordable place so you need not worry about paying outrageous prices. It is mostly known for its amazing pizza, pastries, pasta and bread. It is also a great environment for kids because of its outdoor dining where they can eat and also play. You will definitely have a wonderful experience in Aba Guben restaurant.

Address: S Africa St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Aba Guben Restaurant, Addis Ababa
Aba Guben Restaurant. © Yedya Net

Montmartre

Located very close to the national museum, this place is very suitable for tourists who come into the city to sightsee and also want a good meal. This café/restaurant is a blend of French, Ethiopian and international cuisine. With its quiet and clean ambience, you just have to love this place. One good thing with this place is that they offer good tourist advices that will help you during your stay in Addis Ababa, I mea why wont you love this place? Good food and good people, seems like one of great places to visit.

Address: Sahle Silase Street Upside Grand Bakery, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

So during your next stop at Addis Ababa, don’t forget to stop by in any of these great spots and have a nice meal!

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