Recently rated as the #5 Ethiopian restaurant in America by Yelp, Abugida Ethiopian Cafe is an unassuming building on Central Avenue about a mile east of Plaza Midwood. The cafe offers authentic and inexpensive vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Also, their takeout service is quick and easy, and they offer a lunch buffet during the week. A quick guide to their menu: the Ethiopian Coffee is must. It’s rich and creamy and will lift you through you day. For vegetarian options try the Kik Alecha – yellow peas flavored with spices and onions, and the Yesisir Kik Wat – split red lentils cooked with herbs, sauce and spices. Another popular dish at the cafe is Doro Alecha – chicken leg cooked in Ethiopian herb butter and curry. It’s incredibly tender and flavorful! And be sure to order plenty of injera (Ethiopian flatbread) to scoop it all up!