Five Loaves

Five Loaves, Addis Ababa

I heard from Five Loaves from a friend who wanted to meet here for coffee and I was impressed before even walking in the door. The cafe is located in a super cute and super inviting brick building, practically making it impossible to walk by without popping your head inside to see what it’s all about. You’ll be glad you stopped by because Five Loaves is, in my opinion, one of Addis’ nicest little cafes.

Five Loaves, Addis Ababa

Five Loaves feels sort of like two places in one. The downstairs is reminiscent of a typical cafe or deli-/sandwich-style place while the upstairs is a bit more like a bar/restaurant combo. Downstairs you’ll find display cases where you can oogle all of the goodies from their salads, pre-made pies, and vegetables to their ample baked goods case. It’s not the hugest place and it gets busy down there but there’s a whole other space upstairs which has another atmosphere altogether with the piano in one corner, tables with place settings, and a bar in the other corner.