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Best food/drink in Ethiopia?

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Hey all,

I'm heading to Addis Ababa next week for work, and I'm looking to tap the Chowhound collective brain about any standouts for food (Ethiopian or Italian, Thai, etc.) and coffee.

Instead of trolling the message boards with fightin' words to draw out foodie "nerd fury" a la Bourdain:

http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/ho...

...I figure I'd just ask.

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  1. Sorry you didn't get any responses but I am heading over to Ethiopia in a month or so and wondering if you have any feedback on spots in Addis (or anywhere else in Ethiopia, for that matter)? Thanks in advance.

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    1. re: Cat123

      I'm also going to Addis - any report back of good food?

    2. We went to a great Italian called Castellis was packed at lunch time with a business and diplomatic crowd. Very good food. Excellent anti pasti.

      There really aren't too many great places in addis to eat at undortunatly, or we did not find them, even though we were with a local (expat) diplomat.

      Even food shopping was average, with not large supermarkets.

      The bakery at the Hilton made excellent breads and pastries. There is also an Italian supermarket, within the Hilton.