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“Ethiopian Delight” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Manna Bistro & Bakery

Manna Bistro & Bakery
Ranked #2 of 6 Bakeries in Centreville
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Lake Worth
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Ethiopian Delight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Not fancy just good food. Recommended to us and we recommend to anyone who likes, or is willing to try, Ethiopian food. Caveat to 1st timers: no silverware just injera (bread-like) to scoop up food. The waitress (owner?) was attentive and very concerned that we enjoyed our food selections and willing to assist and make modifications. Be certain to check on how spicy a dish is as some have a "kick". I always wonder why an ethnic restaurant does not play traditional music from the country of origin. While the jazz was good it was out of place. Will certainly return.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Northern Virginia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Go for the food not the decor!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

A true family run operation! A hidden gem inside both in terms of the ethiopian food and in the bakery items. This was our second visit there. Had the lamb tibs and the veggie sampler for one. First i love that the items come in separate bowls as opposed to just being on a injera lined platter. Like how a mixed salad came with the entry. Serving portions were ample and more than the two of us could finish. What i like is that they will customize things for you.... All you have to do is ask

Dont ignore the bakery items! The molasses cookies are so moist! Check out the special of the day. Carrot cake is a standout! Lemon cake looked fabulous.

The decor is basic but i came for the food!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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“Mom-pop, family owned Ethiopian eatery in Centerville...I would go again to encourage small family style businesses”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Let me begin to say that I would go again just to show my support to family owned business.
Example - the kids of the owners were hanging there playing on the laptop. Decor was subpar. Seemed a lol disorganized.
There are several things Manna can do to maintain clientele .
Firstly , I wasn't sure how it works .... Go sit or order at the booth. At one point, 2-3 other families walked in and the 2 women couldn't handle the traffic at all. One of the ladies apologized that she couldn't attend to us.
On food - it was average. We chose the pick 6 for 2 ( we were 2 adults and 2 kids) .I would have liked a better presentation. The sambosa was decent, a side or chutney would have been appreciated. The bottles drinks were good.
Over all - the servers seemed scattered since they were the order takers, cleaners, servers and cashiers. I think there were a few cooks in the kitchen.

I would give them a chance again. I almost stopped to give them some honest feedback , but had to rush out becos of the kids.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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