Cafe Lalibela

Phoenix/Tempe Metro, Arizona

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This is a good place for vegans, though I am not always confident there is no butter in something I'm about to order and I double-check. It feels a bit pricier than other Ethiopian options in town, but sometimes this location near downtown Tempe is more convenient.


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The food is AMAZING here. My family and I usually split the vegetarian exclusive, and although I'm not sure what everything is, all of it is absolutely delicious! The bread that comes with it has a very unique texture, but it's also very good. All of the delicious flavors and sauces soak right into the bread and make it so good that I rarely use actual utensils :).

The people are always very friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is very cozy.


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I've been going since before I stopped eating meat. I loved it then and I must say I love it even more now. The vegetarian dishes are all so delicious!


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I truly love Lalibela Cafe, it's my absolute favorite Ethiopian restaurant in the Valley. The service is always stellar, but it's their food that makes me want to return on an almost daily basis. I could eat this every day! The only thing that stops me is the short trip from CenPho.


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This is my favorite place to eat in the entire state. It is family owned & run & they have a personal touch. I have been eating here since 1996 & continue to go weekly. They have been consistant in quality & taste. I have tried all other Ethiopian places & none are as good. They have lunch specials for $6.99 & their Yekemem Shai is heavenly & addicting! Hakim Stout is the best beer I ever tasted, it has a smooth molasses taste. My all time favorites are: Misir Wat, Shiro Wat & Gomen. If you bring some friends order the Vegetarian Exclusive so you can try them all & don't forget the Yekemem Shai!!!!!


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My husband and I took his parents here for his mom's birthday. We ordered the large vegetarian platter, which provided more than enough food for the four of us--even with my husband's huge appetite.

We all quite enjoyed our meal here. It's always fun to eat with your hands, and sharing a communal meal makes you feel closer to your dining companions. And I imagine that it'd be a very cozy experience if you come here for a date.

A note for fellow vegans--I think I overheard a server mention that one of the vegetarian soups had butter in it. So you probably want to ask about the presence of dairy before ordering.

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