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Luna's Cafe opened, N of downtown Oakland

merle Feb 26, 2007 09:07 AM

Luna's Cafe, near 24th and Telegraph, replaced a so-so Japanese/Korean place that replaced an okay Japanese place. But there has been a coming soon sign for almost a year. Today I chanced to walk by, and it's open.

The menu is divided in two, with Eritrean on one side, and Italian on a smaller side. Seemed like an odd combination to me. The Eritrean fare looked pretty standard: not many selections, but this is the closest place to downtown Oakland I've seen.

It may be a while before I get a chance to try it, but any Eritrean fans in the downtown area who want to brave the rain this week...

Luna's Cafe
2432 Telegraph\
Tues-Sun 11-10

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  1. Ruth Lafler RE: merle Feb 26, 2007 09:19 AM

    Ethiopia/Eritrea was an Italian colony (not sure if that's the precise term, but you get the idea), so Italian dishes are common in Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurants. I'll be interested in hearing a report -- we can put it on the Ethiopian crawl list (yeah, I haven't forgotten, I'm aiming for an installment next week).

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      chompy RE: merle Feb 26, 2007 09:45 AM

      There's a relatively new Ethiopian restaurant, Enssaro, not too far from downtown - on Grand near Lake Merritt - not too far past Children's Fairyland if you're coming from downtown.


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        merle RE: chompy Feb 26, 2007 11:22 AM

        I'd heard about that, and seen some good reviews. Still waiting for the day when I can take a whole hour for lunch, much less the two hours it would take me to get there, eat, and get back (on foot).

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        amnnor RE: merle Feb 26, 2007 11:44 AM

        Do remember who owned all the "horn of africa" until after wwII. Most of the architecture and restaurants of the area are Italian, so it is an obvious combination.

        I hope it's good. Thanks for taking notice of it, I'll try it tonight.

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