Abyssinia Cafe Restaurant in Mt Isa
The Abyssinian Cafe has developed a great reputation for fine dining. Our Restaurant and owner Almaz Taye (Leila) Cashmore have been featured on SBS Television (see Ethiopian Feast and for our recipe for Ethiopian Chicken (Wot).
The Abyssinian Cafe is open daily serving breakfast, lunch and diner.
The Restaurant is open to the general public, and guests of the Townview Motel can charge-back meals to their room and room service is available upon request. This is a Licensed Restaurant where you can enjoy a drink served with your meal.
Our Menu has Something for Everybody
The Abyssinian Cafe features international Cuisine as well as the full range of traditional Australian Meals. We also offer a fine selection of Indian and Malay curry’s. So, for those that like it hot and spicy, we have exotic meals to dazzle your taste buds. At the same time, if you’re looking for hearty meals with typical Australian Foods you won’t be disappointed.
Owner, Almaz Taye (Leila) Cashmore has lived in Mount Isa for more than 20 years. Leila came to Mt Isa with her Australian mining engineer husband David (they actually met in Sudan). Apart from developing a far reaching reputation for cooking; Leila is a keen golfer and has even scored a hole in one at the Mount Isa Golf Club.
Although the basic ingredients for Ethiopian dishes are the same as those used for Australian recipes, Ethiopian food is distinguished aromatic and flavour rich spices. Almost all Ethiopian dishes are homemade, including unique spice blends. The staple foods of most Ethiopians are a spicy sauced dish called Wot and Injera, an unleavened bread, usually prepared from Teff flour.
Leila is an expert chef and she’ll be happy for you to walk back to the kitchen to learn more about how to prepare traditional Ethiopian Meals.