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Cafe D'Afrique

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363 Broadway E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1W5, Canada
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Hawaii
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We arrived at 6:30pm for dinner and it was empty. We ordered the vegetarian sampler for 2 with spicy lamb. Our children were so hungry, but eventually fell asleep because it did take around 30 minutes for our food to arrive. But once we received it we literally ate the entire dish, there was nothing left. The injera was so... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Unpretentious tasty food from a limited menu featuring Moroccan, South African, and Ethiopian cuisine. My prawn dish was very tasty and not bland spice wise, my vegetarian companions were satisfied and the lamb tagine was considered good by other companion. Good size servings, beer well priced, and best of all no obsequious going through the motion servers -- just the... More 

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Thank Burma J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We've been a number of times and it's always amazing. Very friendly service and well formed flavours. A treat for sure. While it's a touch off the beaten track it's worth the effort / adventure.

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Thank ThePez778
Albuquerque, NM
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109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

A small neighborhood place that serves great food. Friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. We had the Ethiopian vegetarian plate for 2. It was delicious, with each curry and vegetable well spiced and the tastes very distinct from one another. It was a generous amount of food and a good value for the price.

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Thank ArezzoNM
Kelowna, Canada
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

I stumbled on this little cafe by accident. I was pleasantly surprised. I had the Lamb Stew and loved it. I asked for spicy and that was what I got. But I didn't mind. I have say I went in with zero expectations and came out wowed. It's a quaint simply place but I thought the food was fantastic.

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Thank jeff s
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

I never read any of the reviews before going to this cafe, but I noticed the cafe, when I was passing by and wanted to try it. The design and decor inside is very appealing! It's simple but very beautiful! The waitress was the owner herself. Together with her husband they run the restaurant. She suggested a dish for us... More 

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Thank tami07
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

I came across this restaurant as I was walking towards a Japanese restaurant. There weren't a lot of people eating in there and it was a little dark. I saw their menu on the window and decided to give it a shot. i was greeted very warmly by this young woman. She asked if I was familiar with Etheopian food.... More 

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Thank gchrisjw
Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

I was the only one of our party of six who had previously eaten Ethiopian cuisine, so we asked Kidist to suggest a meal. It was outstanding. The goat stew, cabbage, lentils, etc. were all delicious, and the variety was nice. We also ordered Kitfo, which I would highly recommend.

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Thank Judy G
Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant as it was a short walk from our hotel. We were a large multi-generational group, only one of whom had experience with Ethiopian food. We invited Kidist to feed us her best, and she did not disappoint. Personally, I would not have ordered "goat stew", and it turned out to be my favourite. The variety... More 

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Thank kayandeve
Lummi Island, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Well, we traveled the 1 1/2 hours up to Vancouver today. Took friends that had never tried Ethiopian before and we were excited to take them to Cafe d'Afrique. We knew the restaurant opened at 11:30, so we arrived just at noon. CLOSED! We waited around for a few minutes and then headed to Commercial Drive. We knew another good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 363 Broadway E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighbourhood: South Main

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South Main, or SoMa, is a neighbourhood in upswing. Inhabited by young humanitarian professionals in converted lofts and studio apartments, what was once an industrial centre is now a wellspring of vintage and eco fashion shops, contemporary sawdust-floor galleries, craft beer joints, and basement acting studios. All set to an Art Deco background with a strong blue collar sensibility underpinning each new pop-up and foodie trend, SoMa is on the rise.
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