Ethiopian restaurant Addis Ababa may be closed after 20 years on Queen West

Ethiopian restaurant Addis Ababa may be closed after 20 years on Queen West

(Image: Addis Ababa/Facebook) (Image: Addis Ababa/Facebook)
 

Toronto is quickly running out of options for Ethiopian cuisine. As reported in The Grid, M&B Yummy closed last fall, followed by Danforth restaurant Dukem, which hopes to reopen in a new location. Now Addis Ababa, the 20-year-old stalwart on Queen West, also appears to be struggling. The restaurant was served with a notice of distress in early December, citing a hefty sum of unpaid rent and other costs, and its telephone number is now out of service.

Ababa has long been known for its laid-back atmosphere, huge shareable meat and veggie platters and traditional coffee service (complete with burning frankincense). If closed, the restaurant will be missed. That said, injera-lovers need not despair just yet: Nunu, Addis Ababa’s nearby sister restaurant, remains open to meet Torontonians’ misto needs.