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Cafe Colucci

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Cafe Colucci
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Colucci owner Fetlework Tefferi founded her family-owned restaurant in 1991 and remains dedicated to old-school cooking techniques. She travels back to Ethiopia several times a year to source ingredients from local farmers and check up on her family’s spice processing plant in Modjo. The restaurant starts serving Ethiopian breakfasts at 8am each morning, including misto firfir, injera tossed in a buttery, turmeric-spiced berbere sauce and sauteed with onions, tomatoes, and garlic. For dinner, try the shouro combination platter, which comes with shouro, gomen and atakilt. Meat eaters will appreciate the gomen besaga, in which the greens are sauteed with cubes of beef, garlic, ginger, onions and clarified butter and served in a cast iron skillet. A particular house favorite is the assa tibs, a whole fish fried Ethiopian-style.



Address: 6427 Telegraph Ave

Opening hours: Daily, 8am-10pm
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