Bunna Cafe

Bunna Cafe

Ethiopian Restaurant and Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant$$$$
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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    Jessica W.
    "The feast is great to share, a bit of everything all on bread."(25 Tips)
    A D.
    "Excellent vegan Ethiopian food"(4 Tips)
    Jay M.
    "I loved the lentil sambusa appetizer."(2 Tips)
    Lukas T.
    "highly recommend the honey wine!"(3 Tips)
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  • Afi Y.heart icon on user image
    Afi Yellow-DukeSeptember 2, 2015
    delicious vegan Ethiopian food! the feast for 2 easily served 3. the service was great too. my only qualm was that it's cash only, but there's an ATM and our waitress was kind enough to break bills.
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    Chau TranAugust 23, 2018
    I adore this place!! Such a great vibe. We ordered lunch for 2 and got a large portion. The cocktail was phenomenal. And sunflower milk was out of this world!! Definitely coming back.
  • Julia K.heart icon on user image
    Julia KaplanMarch 21, 2017
    It's kind of tucked away in the middle of nowhere but it's cute and cozy and perfect for taking someone out with dietary restrictions. Everything on the menu is vegan & delicious!
  • Alyssa B.heart icon on user image
    Alyssa B.August 2, 2021
    This was 1st try of ethiopian and it really deserves going back. Pictured: Sunday brunch combos that me and my friend combined the plates each.(the sampler is at dinner only) try the tosign toddy!
  • E H.heart icon on user image
    E HSeptember 14, 2016
    The food here is amazing! Got the combination platter for 2, and it was probably enough food for 3! Also the ice road trucker drink is very unique and tasty.
  • Aimée Jane P.heart icon on user image
    Aimée Jane ParrDecember 9, 2019
    Niche little Ethiopian restaurant in the heart of Bushwick. Plant based. Food was amazing! Recommend the lunch sharing platter between 2 ($16) as you get to try a bit of everything. Cash only. Vibe.
  • Kira
    KiraJuly 15, 2021
    Absolutely so delicious, a great option for vegans and non-vegs alike. 2 friends and I split the feast for 3 and it was a TON of food, we couldn’t finish. 100% recommended.
  • Jess N.heart icon on user image
    Jess NaldoApril 21, 2016
    The feast for two is probably good for three, etc. Great place to get a bunch of friends together though the cocktail game is weak. Throw down on a few plates of sambusas and all is forgiven.
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessSeptember 3, 2018
    The Kategna appetizer was an incredible surprise. Loved the texture (like injera jerky) and perfectly spiced (read heat). Great start to a great Feast
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 10, 2014
    Bunna is a godsend! Go in a group and order a sampler platter, which allows you to try everything on the menu. Read more
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurOctober 27, 2014
    Amazing vegan Ethiopian food. Just get the feast so you can try everything. Dont forget to order coffee--its delicious and different from the regular. Love this place.
  • Jessica W.heart icon on user image
    Jessica WickhamDecember 31, 2016
    The feast is great to share, a bit of everything all on bread. Remember there is bread underneath so you don't need to order more like we did!
  • Yesbelt F.heart icon on user image
    Yesbelt FernandezOctober 27, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is delicious and surprisingly it also happens to be vegan! I love that they have a yummy selection of non alcoholic beverages.
  • Ariel H.heart icon on user image
    Ariel HermanMarch 31, 2017
    Seriously the best Ethiopian restaurant. Delicious food, nice staff, perfect atmosphere for date or friends. Well worth the trek out here.
  • Sarah R.heart icon on user image
    Sarah RotterApril 11, 2023
    Great first Ethiopian food experience! I’ve never had Ethiopian before and this was the perfect intro to all of the wonderful flavors. Great price, full vegan menu, and great atmosphere
  • Michelle W.heart icon on user image
    Michelle WilesJuly 5, 2017
    Get the feast for 2. Realize it's more like a feast for 4. Take leftovers/eat everything
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarrettOctober 25, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is awesome here! Brunch is delicious and dinner is fantastic. Recently got the Kategna, spicy and delicious.
  • Gabrielleheart icon on user image
    GabrielleMarch 17, 2016
    Ethiopian coffee & feast - good for any occasion! Injera, salads are flawless. Cocktails are delicious & v original. Favourite restaurant in Brooklyn :)
  • Aias C.
    Aias CienfuegosSeptember 20, 2014
    The lentil sambusa is delicious, the Ethiopian coffee as you wold expect also delicioso. What was unexpected was the caipirinha, best I've had in years!
  • Aja B.heart icon on user image
    Aja BrandmanApril 8, 2018
    Great Ethiopian restaurant. The feast for three was plenty of food for four people, and the best option to try a bit of everything!
  • Sam G.heart icon on user image
    Sam GilNovember 19, 2017
    Share all the dishes for two people! First cocktail and the White Russian are both awesome and cheap during happy hour (slightly smaller).
  • Shrutika S.
    Shrutika SachdevMay 19, 2017
    Vegan deliciousness on a small plate or big plate!!! The feast for 3 ppl is good for 5!!!
  • David R.heart icon on user image
    David RosenbergMay 20, 2014
    The feast for two is the perfect amount of food for ambitious people like you and your dinner companion. Compliment them on the woodwork, it's homemade.
  • J H.
    J HMarch 24, 2014
    The food is delicious the staff is lovely. A little too expensive for me to eat there three times a week, but if it was cheaper I would. The food is worth every penny though.
  • Clare R.heart icon on user image
    Clare ReidyMarch 21, 2019
    Great date spot. Cash only. Got the feast for one but shared between two was perfectly fine
  • Edomia zaide B.heart icon on user image
    Edomia zaide BereheOctober 4, 2017
    Awesome vegan spot, weekend brunch is a lot of fun with great DJ. Moderately cheap, the honey mimosas are only $5.
  • Lukas T.heart icon on user image
    Lukas ThomsMarch 21, 2015
    Bunna is super great. If you're hungry, get the feast for two (it can reasonably feed three), and I highly recommend the honey wine!
  • Holiday
    HolidayJune 2, 2017
    Iced chai (Shai) and gluten free injera but if you want the gf injera you must reserve it the day before your visit.
  • That G.heart icon on user image
    That GirlJanuary 28, 2019
    Feast for three was enough for four. Make reservations online to save time (esp for weekends) and for gluten free injera.
  • Lauren A.heart icon on user image
    Lauren AtkinsJune 27, 2017
    Go here on Wednesday nights for authentic vegetarian Ethiopian food and love music. Best combination for the midweek hump.
  • Shahrzad S.heart icon on user image
    Shahrzad ShamsSeptember 25, 2017
    We had the feast with seven combinations for dinner and it was amazing. Enough for two people. Awesome vibe and great staff.
  • Le L.heart icon on user image
    Le LoAugust 29, 2018
    Delicious. No idea what I ate; lots of daal and pancake and whatnot. Beautiful space, great atmosphere.
  • Ally V.
    Ally VinsJune 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonderful food! One of the best Ethiopian restaurant in NYC area. Ethiopian road trucker is a very good drink!
  • Lyndsey M.heart icon on user image
    Lyndsey MMay 26, 2016
    My favorite Ethiopian restaurant in New York. I love the beets.
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    AriMarch 14, 2015
    Amazing food and everyone is very friendly. Great place for a date!
  • Elysia M.heart icon on user image
    Elysia MannOctober 13, 2014
    Carnivores and vegans alike will enjoy the menu. Everything on the huge platter for 2 was delicious.
  • Juan Carlos V.heart icon on user image
    Juan Carlos ValdesJune 17, 2015
    Feast for two is all you need for 3 or 4 people. Very delicious and cocktails are great.
  • Jay M.heart icon on user image
    Jay MunozAugust 18, 2014
    I loved the lentil sambusa appetizer. Followed by a feast for two and tried a bit of everything!
  • Vishal S.heart icon on user image
    Vishal ShahMarch 17, 2018
    All the food is delicious! Loved every bite! The honey wine is really sweet
  • Jarel H.
    Jarel HillJanuary 31, 2020
    Holy wow everything here is amazing! Get the feast for 2 and appetizer and dessert.
  • Tom A.heart icon on user image
    Tom AlfieFebruary 2, 2017
    Delicious vegan options, but be warned the juice with breakfast is weird. Just sugary, thick pulp
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    The drink menu includes traditional t'ej (honey wine), cocktails, and wine and beer from Ethiopia and elsewhere. Read more
  • Saarim Z.heart icon on user image
    Saarim ZamanDecember 30, 2016
    Feast for 2 is 100% the best way to do Bunna Cafe.
  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WilsonNovember 2, 2016
    Just come in from the cold? Order a shai tea right off the bat. It'll warm you right up. Mmm... cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ginger.
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyJuly 20, 2014
    The food at Bunna Cafe, a pop-up Ethiopian supper club turned brick-and-mortar restaurant, is only incidentally vegan.
  • Rami H.
    Rami Haykal-ManningApril 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great healthy vegetarian food, share the platter for 2. It's a lot of food
  • Carmsheart icon on user image
    CarmsMarch 27, 2017
    Get the three-layer juice! Mango, avocado, and papaya.
  • JM P.heart icon on user image
    JM ParveauxJanuary 23, 2016
    Delicious and cheep, warning it's very filling!
  • Jessica d.heart icon on user image
    Jessica de OliveiraDecember 8, 2015
    Surprisingly appetizing and filling, definitely shows you that vegan Ethiopian food can be a thing.
  • Török Á.heart icon on user image
    Török ÁdámMay 29, 2019
    Lunch menu for 2 is a good option if you want to taste everything.
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