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Konjo Ethiopian Restaurant & Craft

Start your day with a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony at this all-day restaurant.
By Nik Addams
May 26, 2021
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By Nik Addams
May 26, 2021
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This bustling Irving Street eatery and its Collingwood sibling are both known for their traditional Ethiopan dinners. The Footscray outpost, however, is also immensely popular as a breakfast spot, knocking out steaming plates of silts (an Ethiopian version of scrambled eggs) and ful — a spiced broadbean stew served with sliced hard-boiled eggs, green peppers and crusty bread for mopping it all up. Both these dishes use a traditional Ethiopian-sourced berbere spice mix as a base, made up of 25 different spices, many of which are endemic to the region.

Coffee lovers will rejoice at the availability of hand-roasted Ethiopian organic rainforest coffee, which takes a few moments to make but is a spectacle worth beholding.

Beyond breakfast, diners flock for the extended menu of vegan, vegetarian and meat-based dishes served throughout the day, all paired with the classic injera flatbread that traditionally serves as a replacement for cutlery.

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