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Wavel St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 111 1781
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (56 reviews)
“cakes” (5 reviews)
“great coffee” (74 reviews)
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Wavel St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Delicious coffee and very good value. Local, traditional and atmospheric. But be warned - there is nowhere to sit - it's a standing up coffee shop. You can buy beans or ground coffee in different sizes and types - they can also pack it as...More

5  Thank _sabinabrimson
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I don't drink coffee but was told it was the best to take home for gifts. The coffee shop was full and they have a counter for buying bags of ground or bean coffee.

6  Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Nice small place for buying or drinking coffee. A few pastries also. Good service, friendly and helpful. Enjoy!

2  Thank claire20152015
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Living in Addis for a few months, this is my go-to-place for coffee when I'm at work. First and foremost it's very good coffee. Being quick and cheap certainly doesn't make it worse. I'll be sure to bring Tomoca coffee with me when I go...More

6  Thank Henric F
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I am so pleased with myself for having had the foresight to bring back a couple kilos of Tomoca coffee, and I feel like a fool for not bringing back more. When I first came back I started distributing some of the coffee among friends...More

7  Thank Anisa V
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Good coffe and great opportunity to feel life in Addis. Also posibility to buy many differents blends and types of coffe to take away

5  Thank Jelena D
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This place is truly the heart of Ethiopia. The user-friendliness and the importance of a cup of coffee in Ethiopia. Very nice decoration and good coffee. It can be the main event Tomaco drink a cup of coffee. It is imperative to see a very...More

3  Thank inf0max
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Very busy but fun ! Get a ticket for what you want and go to the ladies at the coffee counter. You can also buy the coffee fun experience

5  Thank Birg
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place is a real throwback - the setting is like a 1920s saloon, standing room only, and the smell of roasting coffee permeates the air - and the whole vicinity. The coffee is tremendous - the doughnut was nice too - and it really...More

5  Thank John H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wonderful old coffee bar that probably hasn't changed since it was established 50+ years ago. Loved by locals and tourists alike for it's Italian style coffee bar ambience. And you can pick up a few bags of local coffee to take home as presents too.

4  Thank Joanna B
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15 January 2015|
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Response from Abiy G | Reviewed this property |
No you can't get Raw coffee. There is a shop at the air port.
15 January 2015|
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Response from woodcalf | Reviewed this property |
Tomoca sells roasted whole beans at the original shop in town and at their shop in the Radisson Blu hotel. I don't think they sell green coffee beans, just 2 or 3 types of roasted beans.
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  • Address: Wavel St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: +251 11 111 1781
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