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Lime Tree

Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 91 120 0072
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good46%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“lentil soup” (5 reviews)
“falafel wrap” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 22:00All hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are searching for a place to have a healthy drink or meal in Addis Ababa this is the place you should go. I really enjoyed sitting there having a hibiscus juice.

Thank Nikoletta89
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I was taken to Lime tree (near UN compound) by a colleague for lunch between business meetings. They have a rotatory lunch menu that includes wok, Mexican, Indian, Lebanese (if I remember correctly) and a few other cuisines on different days of the week. This...More

Thank Saurabh S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

upon arrival the waiters told us there was no bottled water available. They offered juice in return for those who did not want to drink alchohol. It seemed that the juice was made with non-purified water as half of our group were sick the next...More

Thank Annelies D
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Lime Tree is great for a quick lunch in Addis in between business meetings. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the food is reliably and reasonably good (though not exceptional), with rotating specials every day (e.g. Mexican on Wednesdays and brunch on Thursdays). We often stop...More

Thank Stephanie2743
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I think they have a few locations. I visited the location near the UN. I had several meals at the Lime Tree. They have great traditional Ethiopian cuisine, as well as some American and Mediterranean options. If you have food allergies or restrictions just tell...More

Thank Lori P
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We came here for a quick lunch. It was nice and inexpensive (a meal was about 200 BIRR) My friend recommended the shawarma, which was really good—it actually wasn’t on the paper menu though, so we had to ask for it. Warning: the chicken shawarma...More

Thank Alilu007
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

They have a nice mezze buffet with Mediterranean food quite reasonably priced--70 birr for a medium sized plate with a good selection of salads and dips. Also very good juice and great chocolate cake. A convenient place for coffee meetings, etc.

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I love that they do health food. I am sad to learn that Lime Tree Bole is not any more there, so I go to the second lime tree. They have my fathers kitchen that is very human.

Thank ecopia
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lime Tree is a super pleasant place with a progressive, healthy and varied offering. They have daily lunch specials (Mexican one day, salad bar another, etc...). Their "special tea" tea, fruit juice, ginger, honey is amazing and their lentil soup just GREAT. They are open...More

Thank henristetter
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The interior of the place is well designed and it has a very comforting vibe. There is a great selection of dishes for breakfast and light meals. It is also well known for the delicious chocolate cake.

Thank Menna M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: +251 91 120 0072
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