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Keeffaa Ethiopian

Posted by Staff / Listed on November 24, 2011 / review policy

Keeffaa EthiopianKeeffaa Ethiopian is part coffee house, part restaurant. This tiny spot in Corktown serves up organic Ethiopian coffee based drinks, organic teas and a variety of Ethiopian eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All food is homemade on site and take-out is available.



ethiyums / January 25, 2012 at 12:11 am
love the place. One thing i'm not big on is that they reheat the food in a microwave before they serve it to you. Hopefully that will change. Besides that, super friendly and accommodating staff. I've only tried their veggie meals, so flavourful and clean tasting.
The Regular / April 25, 2012 at 04:04 pm
Best coffee/Latte I've tasted in my 23 years of life. Great friendly customer service. Ask for the Roxy Sandwhich and you will be delighted.
Angela La Muse / April 26, 2012 at 01:08 pm
Generous cups of rich coffee! Flavorful food! Warm service!
Passing by / May 1, 2012 at 04:20 pm
I was passing by this place and decided to stop in for a coffee. After a warm welcome by the owner, Elsabet, I was made an incredible coconut latte I will never forget! I hope I am in the neighborhood again soon so I can have another!
New to the Area / May 28, 2012 at 07:48 pm
This unassuming little café is serving up the best Ethiopian food in the city. I've tried basically everything on the menu since discovering it and everything is so fresh and simple and delicious. So far, I've not had anything re-heated in a microwave (except maybe one legume dish once?), but I think that the cooking is so good that it would still be great even if it were nuked before serving. This café proves that, once again, simple is best; you don't need a menu with 30 items on it; you don't need fancy decor; you just need a perfect cup of cardamum-spiced coffee and a warm plate of ful or spiced eggs or lentils and you will find greatness!
Jess / May 29, 2012 at 02:43 pm
Tried this place today at the recommendation of a friend, and it is a Corktown secret gem! The prices are very reasonable, the service is friendly, coffee is delicious (I usually don't even like or drink coffee) and they will make make anything without dairy if you ask. Their coffees and teas are fair-trade and organic. I believe their injera is also gluten-free (not 100% certain, but usually it is. I'll ask next time I go.) Also, they have a cute patio in the back and free wifi. This place is totally grass-roots, DIY and everything is homemade. I think I have a new favourite hangout. :)
Dawit / December 14, 2012 at 07:50 pm
Thanks for the friendly comment, I will definately go and check it out!
lukas / February 6, 2013 at 06:05 pm
People are beautiful and the food is fantastic.
Easily the best soups in the city,
& if you ask nicely she will make you the best pancake in the city.
go once and you will go again.
Theresa / March 2, 2013 at 09:57 pm
super friendly owner, great food, and their hot chocolate is absolutely amazing!
Jayli / March 10, 2013 at 08:30 pm
Wow, I am so happy I found this wonderful place. Best hot chocolate I have ever tasted ! I had it with almond milk.. I can't wait to go back and get another. Also, the friendliest customer service.
Lisa / April 29, 2013 at 01:12 pm
Best Ethiopian food, made from fresh ingredients bought from the markets. On top of that is the friendliest experience every time you go, she remembers who you are regardless of how long ago you were last there. The Chai latte is to die for, wonderfully made. Last time she scooped some flex in my chai and it made my latte heavenly. I hope more people would know about this cozy place.
Julian Bronte Glenn / June 6, 2013 at 03:20 pm
in one word: Outstanding. The staff are attentive, courteous and always smiling. This place has quickly become my go-to spot for superb coffee, impeccably brewed exotic teas and scrumptious Ethiopian inspired dishes. I say 'inspired" because there are some fusion aspects to the meals Elsabet lovingly prepares. She most certainly has a flair for cooking as well as an infectious personality that really makes one feel "right at home". 5 Stars A+++
Grant / July 23, 2013 at 07:50 am
I agree with the comments on here -it is definitely a gem in a rough area (Queen and Parliament).

Likes: Mango/Coconut tea, vegetarian platter & afghani bread made fresh (and in the open !). Decor is relaxed, eclectic. Owner is very pleasant (felt like I was at her home)

Note: not suggested you go in a rush :))
Sean / September 17, 2013 at 09:08 am
Inspected on: September 9, 2013
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 2 (Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder.
Eli replying to a comment from Sean / September 20, 2013 at 11:51 am
I was in yesterday for a lovely lunch and saw that the inspection sign was green. Whatever the inspector found she must have corrected, which frankly matches up with the service I received - attentive with attention to details.
Iftar Owalo / December 7, 2014 at 12:21 am
This spot served the best hot chocolate in the city! Ask the owner, Elsabet to make it with the coconut milk. Best thing I've ever tasted! Smells in the restaurant make my mouth water. And she also serves gluten free injera.

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