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Café Soleil

Recently a friend and I had dinner at Café Soleil, a small Ethiopian restaurant in Madrona. We arrived early at their opening (5:30) as the café fills up later in the evening. We both like lamb, so we chose Lamb Wet and a spinach dish, served with two sauces, both delicious. The injera, Ethiopian bread, which one uses to pick small bites with one’s fingers was the lightest I’ve ever had and perhaps the most delicious. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner in the light-filled café, but I was unable to finish either entrée. I took the leftovers home and had a second dinner the next evening!

The café serves Ethiopian beer and gluten-free injera can be ordered with advance notice at an extra cost. A weekend brunch is served 8:30-2pm Saturday and Sunday. I’ll have to try that sometime!


1400 34th Ave. 98122 (corner of Union) 206.325.1126

5:30-9:30 Wed. through Sunday (closed Mon & Tues)

~Diane Morris

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