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Cafe Colucci

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American, African, Vegetarian, Ethiopian
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6427 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-1111
510-601-7999
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ethiopian/Eritrean

Yummy food...and well described in the menu. I like the setting...it's an interesting fun place. On Telegraph Avenue near Alcatraz...worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Ovismom
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Berkeley, California
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  • Families with children
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Berkeley, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Yummy food...and well described in the menu. I like the setting...it's an interesting fun place. On Telegraph Avenue near Alcatraz...worth a visit.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Cafe Colucci was rated best Ethiopian in the area by East Bay Express, and it has become my standard for that cuisine. While all of the Ethiopian food I've had in the East Bay has been really excellent, few have had decent service. Every dinner I have had at Colucci has been marked by not just delicious food, but very... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

And obviously everyone in the bay area knows this, because they all seemed to be there the night we visited. Hard to get a table--but actually, all those people added to the tangible energy of this packed, casual restaurant. And that has a lot to do with the communal style of eating that is authentic, Old World Ethiopian. Everything's shared.... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

No cutlery, just use your fingers! Meals are served with individual baskets of injera bread which is used to grasp the meats and vegetables on your plates and pass it to your mouth! Try to get an outside table, so much quieter even though it is on the street - the inside can be noisy as voices and laughter reverberate... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, Vegetarian, Ethiopian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6427 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-1111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-601-7999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, African, Vegetarian, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?