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Tomoca

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Wavel St, Piazza, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 111 1781
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ethiopia is the land of coffee so who am I to argue lol We had a Tomoca coffee shop in the hotel so had to try a few and take some home. If you like the strong dark stuff go for it

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Galway
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're a coffee lover - this is not to be missed. Excellent coffee! Really authentic coffee shop and you can buy the coffee to bring home too.

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Thank John S
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great coffee experience. However, I would have loved if they had more options, pastry and also comfortable seats to be able to read/work from there.

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Thank AbiyAlazar
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to make your day with the best coffee in town, Tomoca is the place you should visit. I am a regular visitor to the coffee house and I always get my preferred flavor...

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cape town
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic old coffee bar. Pay at the counter as you enter and give your chit to the barista at the back - can get all coffee variations but suggest black - strong rich and creamy - packs a caffeine punch and is delicious. It's standing at counters and if you need a snack there's croissants. Also bags of beans for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read in several pages that Tomoca was a place not to miss when in Ethiopia. Luckily we had a local to take us around Addis and our last stop was at Tomoca Coffee. I am a coffee drinker and I can say that here is where they serve the best coffee I've ever had. They have different types of... More 

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Thank CarolGarbelotto
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The original Tomoca in Piazza is an amazing, old-fashioned coffee shop where you can buy coffee by the kg or just drink a cup of freshly-brewd Ethiopian coffee with older men discussing the news. A lot of character!

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Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are many great places to have coffee in Addis, but Tomoca is one of my favorites when it comes to more modern coffee joints. It's not as westernized as Kaldis but maintains a nice mix of Ethiopian and western coffee traditions. Not a big place but there is room both to sit and stand. If you're serious about coffee... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the creamy, strong and distinct taste of tomoca's coffee. Their business model is probably the most unique and successful in the country. Love the Italian style format of their coffeeshops (no seats, just standing table) and wouldn't recommend anywhere else to drink coffee in Addis.

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Casablanca, Morocco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well when you taste this coffee you find out that you haven't been drinking coffee all your life. Try the traditional coffee (bunna). The waiting time is a little long but it worth it. I rated 4 for the waiting time.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: Wavel St, Piazza, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: +251 11 111 1781

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