Family-owned and operated for nearly two decades, Café Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant has introduced many a newcomer to an authentic, aromatic and artful Ethiopian dining experience. Situated in the heart of Tempe, we pride ourselves on offering fresh, satisfying flavors (including many vegetarian and gluten-free varieties) in both a restaurant and retail setting.


We’re known for our Ethiopian coffee as much as our cuisine, so come by for a traditional, fresh-roasted cup to accompany your meal or get you going on a slow day. If you’re seeking a romantic evening out, a healthy and flavorful alternative to typical to-go options or just a warm, inviting atmosphere in which to enjoy a cup of Joe, try Café Lalibela for a taste of authentic Ethiopia.


We’ve also honored many requests and partnered with Whole Foods and Natural Grocers, where you can now find many of Café Lalibela’s flavors stocked on store shelves. Whether you’re a longtime fan of Ethiopian food or simply eager to finally try some, come see what’s cooking at Café Lalibela.


Our Restaurant

849 W University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281 

Business Hours 
Mon - Thur 11:00am - 9:00pm 
Friday 11:00am - 10:00pm 
Saturday 12:00pm - 10:00pm 
Sunday 12:00pm - 9:00pm 

Catering • Takeout • Reservations