Best places in Addis Ababa

Discover the best places in Addis Ababa, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 59 places in the city.

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Unity Park
City park
👍👍 Such a beautiful park full of wonder and nature! Great place for selfies and pictures and exercise. Lots of hills and elevation help this place feel memorable and set apart from other parks. We enjoyed the Lion area, the Museum as well as all the gems along the way. Must visit when in Addis Ababa.
4.60 (1K reviews)
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Tomoca Coffee
Coffee roasters
👍👍 a must place to go for coffee lovers when in Ethiopia. they have drinking menu and roasted bean for take away. The bean was darker than I expected (so if you order medium roast, it seems like medium-dark roast). It was very crowded with locals and some tourists. I love the postcards they sold here (...
4.50 (370 reviews)
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Holy Trinity Cathedral
Orthodox church
This historic 1930s cathedral & royal burial site has a copper dome, murals & many ornate features.
4.50 (346 reviews)
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Enrico Pastry
Pastry shop
👍👍 One of the few cross-generational businesses recognized for its soft cakes is Enrico Pastery. One of the few locations that has its original decor and services after more than seven decades. It is situated in Addis Piassa's oldest town. Cakes come in adorable, sweet, and distinctive shapes. Service...
4.60 (159 reviews)
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National Museum of Ethiopia
Museum
Ancient relics, contemporary paintings & the famous fossilized bones of the early hominid Lucy.
4.20 (1.2K reviews)
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Emperor Tewodros II Square
Historical landmark
👍👍 A well cultivated area at the center of Addis holding the Canon made by Emperor Tewodros.
4.60 (118 reviews)
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St. George Church
Orthodox church
Octagonal church dating from 1911, with guided tours & a museum of royal & religious objects.
4.40 (181 reviews)
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Gusto Restaurant | Cherchil | ጉስቶ ሬስቶራንት | ቸርችል
Italian restaurant
👍👍 A truly first-class restaurant here in Addis Ababa. The food is masterfully prepared, the service is attentive, and the atmosphere is elegant. The prices are actually pretty reasonable too. So this makes this restaurant possibly the best in town. They do accept credit cards.
4.20 (435 reviews)
Olive and Bread | Kebena | ኦሊቭ ኤንድ ብሬድ | ቀበና image
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Olive and Bread | Kebena | ኦሊቭ ኤንድ ብሬድ | ቀበና
Italian restaurant
👍👍 Food is good. The place is well decorated and is looks great for the eyes. The services are very good as well. Many wonderful choices of pasta and salads. There are multiple choices of dessertavas well for ur choosing. Good spot to check out.
4.40 (153 reviews)
Romina Restaurant | 4 Kilo | ሮሚና ሬስቶራንት | 4 ኪሎ image
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Romina Restaurant | 4 Kilo | ሮሚና ሬስቶራንት | 4 ኪሎ
Bar
👍👍 How I love this place. I’ve been a customer for the past 16years since we were students. They used to have amazing cake and macchiato 🧡 Currently their pizza is great Pictures are my two favorite foods The location is good to meet people with outside seats , COVID friendly! The waiters are awesome...
4.20 (289 reviews)
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Menilik ll Square | ዳግማዊ ምንሊክ አደባባይ
Historical landmark
👍 A statue was erected to Menelik II in 1930 at Menelik square in Addis Ababa. It was designed and made by German Architect Curtin Specingler and unveiled in 1931. The message on the statue reads: "It is not greatness to hail from a prominent family, greatness (triumph) is to contribute something valu...
4.60 (73 reviews)
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Sale e Pepe
Italian restaurant
👍👍 The only place where you could always find calamari dish & the hospitality service is quite good😎. There is an open air seats, breathing fresh air with the incredible view of the trees 🍃.
4.40 (104 reviews)
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Monarch Parkview Hotel
Hotel
Relaxed quarters in a polished hotel featuring a rooftop bar & a French restaurant, plus a spa.
$64/night
4.10 (293 reviews)
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Tesfa Coffee | ተስፋ ቡና | 5 kilo
Cafe
👍👍 Absolutely love this place. It’s a little cute traditional cafe with really nice staff and atmosphere. We were lucky to meet the owner who was so welcoming and nice to us. It’s a walk distance from the National museum. 10/10. Hope to be back soon 😊
4.70 (60 reviews)
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Piassa, Degol Square
Historical landmark
👍👍 Yes is is the 0km in Addis Ababa. The centre of the city and the country.
4.50 (68 reviews)
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Ambassador Mall
Shopping mall
👍👍 Nice place, clean bathrooms, no Wi-Fi, top floor food court has a juice/salad shop that made me a lovely salad with tuna and avocado. It did take a while, but the artistry was impressive.
4.60 (57 reviews)
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Meskott Culinary Experience
Restaurant
👍👍 Meskott is a new place that just opened, and it's just exquisite! The place is beautifully decorated and so classy. It is all class to the smallest detail. The food is so tasty, and the presentation is the icing on the cake. It has a fusion sense with seafood, steak, and pasta dishes. Oh, and the de...
4.50 (62 reviews)
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AKKOO COFFEE
Coffee shop
👍👍 This places always reminds me of my mom's cooking, they're the best with their traditional cuisines. Always the same taste, etiquette cooks. I love this place, and every branch has the same cooking methods. The Akkoo mix drink is the best!!
4.10 (145 reviews)
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Addis Ababa University | Natural Sciences Campus
University
👍👍 Addis Ababa University (AAU), which was established in 1950 as the University College of Addis Ababa (UCAA), is the oldest and the largest higher learning and research institution in Ethiopia. Since its inception, the University has been the leading center in teaching-learning, research and communit...
4.10 (136 reviews)
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Gâteau Cafe CHURCHILL
Cafe
👍👍 it was a really pleasant experience. The atmosphere was great, they had a wide selection of pastries and croissants, and the service was excellent. Highly recommended if you're looking for a nice place to go and relax!
4.40 (64 reviews)
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