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Almaz Cafe

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  • Ethiopian, African, Cafes & Coffeehouses
  • 140 S 20th St, Philadelphia PA19103 39.950698 -75.173928
  • (At Moravian St)
  • (215) 557-0108
  • 0

User Ratings (Based on 13 reviews)

Food 3.8 Value 3.9
Service 4.4 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

(215) 557-0108
Take Out Major Credit Cards
Mon-Fri: 8am-10pm Sat: 9am-10pm Sun: 10am-6pm
Breakfast, Dinner
Accepts Credit Cards, Cheap Eats, Lunch, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Almaz Cafe

    Posted by DK on 07/24/2012


    The vegetarian combination is so delicious as to be addictive. The prices are very reasonable, and the service is quick and friendly. My only issue with Almaz is that the downstairs, at least, can get a bit cramped if you have a large group. Regardless, though, it comes with my highest recommendation.

  • Almaz Cafe

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/11/2012


    I have no idea why people give this place good ratings on yelp. The meat was incredibly roughy. I can't believe this place is sill in business. This place is also dirty how have they not been shut down!! NEVER GO HERE UNLESS YOU WANT COFFEE. On another note the server was really nice!

  • Almaz Cafe

    Posted by Amy on 02/09/2012

    cute, quick takeout but not the best

    I love Ethiopian food and was excited to have a source in Center City instead of having to go to West Philly. I called ahead & got the zizill tibs (beef cubes) for takeout. The injera was great and the tikil gomen (carrotts, cabbage & potatoes) & red lentils were yummy. Unfortunately the beef was really, really tough and dry -- there were plenty of peppers & onions but not much of a sauce. For what it was, it was a little on the expensive side. I'll give them another try and have their vegetarian combo -- definitely hoping it's better. The restauarant/coffee shop is cute.

  • Almaz Cafe

    Posted by Lauren on 08/23/2011


    I absolutely adore this restaurant. From the incredible Ethiopian stews, amazing lentils, overflowing amount of injera- it's all amazing. Almaz is always there cooking her special recipes and offering tips on what to order. Go here as soon as possible- I'm craving it right now just from writing this!

  • Almaz Cafe

    Posted by annoymous on 06/20/2011


    I would have to say that the breakfast foods they eat are a lot better than the Ethiopian food. The food is over priced for what it is and the Ingera is too sour. I have been to other Ethiopian restaurants and this is by far one of the poorest. The service was ok, the couple that own this place seem to have trouble running the place. They are nice to the customers but the last time I was there I noticed that the owner was fixing things around the cafe. This is inappropriate and made me uncomfortable, I could not really eat my food in peace with all the commotion. My experience was not very good, like I said I have been here for breakfast and that was good but everything else not so much. The fruit smoothies also have an odd taste I noticed they put soda water in them and that is not appealing to me. The cafe is also too small I felt so claustrophobic that I had to sit outside.

  • Almaz Cafe

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/17/2011

    Wonderful Service, Not Food

    The friendly staff greeted us very warmly, so service was excellent. However, I would say Ethiopian cuisine might not be liked by everyone. My friends and I did not have an enjoyable experience because most of the Ethiopian dishes were very sour. Also, we found them to be a bit on the expensive side.

  • Almaz Cafe

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/01/2010


    I always enjoy the Ethiopian fare at this simple coffee shop. The couple that runs the place is charming and the food is great. Though the menu is more limited than the full service Ethiopian places is town, the quality is equal or better and the injera is the best I have ever had. Really love the foul and have enjoyed every item I have tried. Be adventurous.

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