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Cafe Colucci

6427 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-1111
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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Very generous servings of injera and food is excellent. I loved the meat and veggie pastries (an appetizer), they were very flavorful and so good I could have eaten them all, but had to share with others. The veggie combo had plenty of food to select from and the generous baskets of injera made for a filling meal. It has... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Having wanted to eat at cafe Colucci for a long time, we finally did so and we were quite pleased. From their website we learn the secrets of Ethiopian cooking. In Part, "The essence of Ethiopian cooking lies in the spices that vary from the fiery potent to the most delicate. Exotic spices and fresh herbs are cleverly combined to... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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166 reviews 166 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My first Ethiopian dinner. We had the veggie and meat sampler - what a good experience! I loved every bite...from the pickled vegetables to the sauced meats. Eating with your fingers is a little off putting but not horrible...Oakland isn't a place I long to return to but if I did I'd definitely go back to this little gem!

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Berkeley, California
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240 reviews 240 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The East Bay area is famous for it's Ethiopian restaurants and with good reason. My wife has lived in the Bay area for many years and has sampled lots of different options, this is her favorite. I've been to a few Ethiopian places myself, around the bay area and elsewhere and I'm inclined to agree. The food is fresh and... More 

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Oakland, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I came here in March with my wife for dinner. We've eaten at a few other Ethiopian places in Oakland, and this place was decent, but not quite the best. For starters, they charge $2 extra for their gluten-free injera (the other places we've been to do NOT). The service was a little slow, but when the food arrived, it... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Went to this wonderful restaurant in a recent visit to Oakland. We were seated immediately upon entering the restaurant (we did not have a reservation). Our server was attentive. The menu had such an interesting selection, it was hard to choose. When the food arrived, it was hot, beautifully presented and delicious. The flavors were fresh and unique. I was... More 

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Redlands, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Ever since my niece went to Berkeley in mid-2000, we've been making pilgrimages to this humble spot that serves as a veneer for the flavor bombs that wait inside! Even though my husband is a carnivoire, he goes with the veggie sampler (be sure to add the mushroom tibs). Okay, it's true, Ethiopian food is my favorite--I'm writing this review... More 

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Oakland, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Cafe Colucci has the best vegetarian Ethiopian food I have ever had. You MUST try the eggplant tibs and the Mitten Shoro (as the menu reads "you will be hooked for life"). The meat dishes are also quite good, and the Ethiopian beer (both dark and light) is a treat. My only complaints are that sometimes there is a bit... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I always eat at Cafe Colucci everytime I visit the East Bay. It is a fun experience where you get to eat with your fingers and enjoy the authentic flavors of Ethiopia. The food is amazing!

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Leander, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We got a meat sampler and a veggie sampler. Wow. Lots of food, fantastic flavors, cool vibe. Definitely would return.

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Additional Information about Cafe Colucci

Address: 6427 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-1111
Phone Number: 510-601-7999
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12
Cuisine: American, African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian

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