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Cafe Selam

Ethiopian Restaurant$$$$
Seattle
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  • 🐚Ahmet
    "Lamb wot and lamb tibs are really good."(3 Tips)
    Glenn N.
    "Veggie combo and that St George beer ✌️✌✌"(5 Tips)
    Christine
    "awesome for breakfast on the weekends"(6 Tips)
    Eri C.
    "Coffee roasted in-house."(2 Tips)
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  • 🐚Ahmet
    🐚AhmetAugust 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Really good Ethiopian in Seattle! Lamb wot and lamb tibs are really good. If you're 3-4 people go with one of these and vegetarian combo.
  • Edomia zaide B.
    Don't be fooled by the exterior, some of the best Ethiopian food you can find comes out of Cafe Selam's kitchen. Try the Dabo Firfir or Foul for breakfast, it's their specialty.
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MesserJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Foul is available past noon on weekends. And Lindy West says it's probably the best in the city. She's right. Get it with injera and coffee.
  • Derek P.
    I always get the veg. combo. It's delicious and a great size for two people. The vibe here is really great.
  • Hilary B.
    Hilary BeamMay 17, 2013
    First timer? Get the meat and veggie samplers (2 people), wash your hands then get dirty! Who doesn't love eating with their hands!?!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 7, 2014
    Make sure to get here before noon to make sure you can order from the excellent breakfast menu.
  • Rahul D.
    Rahul DharFebruary 13, 2015
    Veggie plate was very good. Meat one not so much. Fantastic spinach.
  • Clayton H.
    Clayton HibbertAugust 11, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The best foul I've ever had, bar none. One of my favorite Seattle restaurants.
  • Shalini G.
    Shalini GujavartyMay 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like heat, ask for their homemade jalapeño spread--it provides a mild kick
  • Fitsum A.
    Fitsum AssalifNovember 19, 2016
    Their kategna and scrambled egg are delicious.
  • Eri C.
    Eri ComparriNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The foul (say "fool") for breakfast. Coffee roasted in-house.
  • Christine
    ChristineApril 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The foul and scrambled eggs are both awesome for breakfast on the weekends
  • My Tam N.
    My Tam NguyenOctober 28, 2011
    Amazing Ethiopian food ESP. Foul and veggie plate!
  • Glenn N.
    Glenn NewcomerApril 16, 2015
    Veggie combo and that St George beer ✌️✌✌
  • Jeroen V.
    Jeroen Van Den EijkhofMay 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Meat combo, have it, eat it, love it :)
  • Onur K.
    Onur KaraagaogluMarch 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    lamb wot is the best
  • Cem H.
    Cem HamamiAugust 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    lamb wot is heavenly
  • Shalini G.
    Shalini GujavartyJanuary 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Foul only avail 10 am to 12 pm
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