Ethiopian Cottage Restaurant

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

4.1 / 5 votes

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Vegan-friendly Ethiopian food

Ethiopian Cottage offers an authentic Ethiopian dining experience by encouraging diners to eat out of the Moseb basket-table and use their hands instead of forks. However, they offer normal tables and chairs for the less adventurous, as well as knives, forks and individual plates.

The restaurant is decorated with colorful curtains, they play lively music, and the menu begins by defining all the terms on the menu, which helps add to the dining experience. The menu also gives basic instructions for use of your Injera (Ethiopian flat bread that is used to pick up food).

Dishes are based in three forms, Fitfit salads, which combine vegetables with seasoned Injera, Wat, which is a spiced stew, and Tibs which is a sautéed blend of vegetables with onions and spices.

Added by Cass Danger on Jul 12 07 (last updated Sep 13 10)

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Eating with your hands is so much fun, and in public, better yet! The food here is very delicious, and the perfect amount of spice, in the small restaurant. The restaurant offers tons of injera if you eat in, which I would not understand why you wouldn't want to eat in! The staff are so friendly, and it's very touching to have someone of a different culture want to introduce you to their culture. The restaurant is also very clean and passed their last health inspection with flying colors. I love this place!

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This was a great find for us. Good also for those on a gluten free diet and those who aren't able to eat dairy!! Food was wonderful, healthy and savory.The service was great and friendly. Even the tea was wonderful!! Prices were also excellent! We plan on going again soon and we will take our 4yr old son too!

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East Side


Accepts Reservations


$$ - average


  • Discover MasterCard Visa


  • Ethiopian/Eritrean


  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Quiet
  • Romantic


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11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 10pm
3pm - 9pm

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