Konjo Ethiopian Restaurant & Craft
Start your day with a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony at this all-day restaurant.
May 26, 2021
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.