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Bon Cafe & Restaurant

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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Shire, Ethiopia
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

This place used to be great on Bole, but was forced to leave and is now near Edna Mall. The new location isn't that great.

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Thank Jason4hr
Nairobi, Kenya
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349 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2013

The Bon Cafe has two locations in Addis: one in Bole (now re-located close to Edna Mall) and one within the UN ECA compound (only accessible for UN staff and official visitors). The latter one has very fast service and is a popular lunch place. The public Bon cafe serves greasy burger-fare and the services can be very slow. Just... More 

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1 Thank Barnskybeat
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Due to the massive road construction on Bole road now underway (and, according to the owner, a huge and unjustified rent hike) the distinctive orange and black cafe, bar has now reopened (late Jan 2013) behind Sheger house. Its noisy and very popular with the Addis 'in crowd' who come to see and be seen. The service can be very... More 

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2 Thank Myke G
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Have lived in Addis 5 months and frequent Bon Cafe on Bole Rd. (only once to ECA Bon Cafe location which has terrible service and terrible food). Bon on Bole = great food consistently, good service, great atmosphere for dining with friends, coffee with clients, or drinks on rooftop with friends.

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Thank MazzyDog
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2012

someone behind me got the fajitas, and they looked and smelled amazing. will def get them next time. everything else we got was very tasty.

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Thank Melissa M
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2012

The food here is really very good. The full range of habesha (local) dishes, served very professionally, and not expensive. A favourite of mine when I want habesha lunch that's just that notch above.

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Thank GavinElk
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2011

Really only come here for beers and chips on sunny days. A great place to hang out with friends.

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Thank AViaganteSemPorto
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2011

This is very close to the Wassamer Hotel, where I was staying, so I went there several times. I was drawn by the large rooftop terraces – where you can sit in the sun or shade as you prefer. The food is basically just fast food, and everything comes with chips. They also do a range of cakes (not tried)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?