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John Cafeteria & Lalibela Restaurant

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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“Clean and cheap.”
12 Nov 2017
“Below average”
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Cafe, African, Ethiopian
Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean and cheap local joint with a huge variety on the menu. I had breakfast here on my second morning in lalibela it was very nice and pocket friendly with a number of friendly locals mostly guides taking turns to try and sell me a...More

Thank Brian N
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

And the average is Ethiopia is not high. This place was recommended by the bradt guidebook, but this recommendation is probably outdated. It has a central location, which is convenient. The pasta with red sauce is eatable but not more than that. Most of the...More

Thank J V
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Simple restaurant with good food, great customer service; friendly owner and staff, pocket friendly and quite near the rock hewn churches

1  Thank Irene K
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is a nice place to eat, the staff are friendly, you can watch the world go by, the fruit juices are delicious.

1  Thank kimsgame2016
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

This is a cozy little place with authentic atmosphere. The owner is extremely friendly. Came here every day during my stay. Best ever juices. I had mixed and gave.Highly recommended.

2  Thank Britta W
Reviewed 14 December 2015

If you are in Lalibella, you must visit John's cafe. My sister was at the cafe two years ago and Elaine (the owners wife who runs the cafe) recognized her right away and introduced herself to me and my parents. We came by both days...More

1  Thank Emily L
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Run by the most delightful woman this cafe is an oasis of calm in the otherwise busy city centre. Close to churches and the ticket office we were served some of the best Ethiopian coffee we've had in our travels (and we're Australian, so we're...More

1  Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 28 November 2015

If you are in the center of town, this place is very nice to sit in, with nice and friendly atmosphere, and seems like the lady who owns the place ALWAYS smiles. That gives some good energy indeed. There juices are heavenly, and writing this...More

2  Thank Roi A
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

We loved the French toast and mixed juice here so much we came here every day of our stay in Lalibela for breakfast! Great value for the full breakfast! The owner is lovely and welcoming and really takes pride in her restaurant.

2  Thank Natalie Q
Reviewed 7 August 2015

The cafe and restaurant look great, but I was here for the souvenirs. This is the best place in town to find an interesting memento, with a great variety of arts and crafts from the surrounding areas. The owner is very hospitable and gracious. Next...More

2  Thank Moonbathing
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  • Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Amhara Region  >  Lalibela
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