Abyssinia Cafe Restaurant
Delicious Food and Country Hospitality
where every customer is treated like family ...
The Abyssinian Cafe is open daily serving breakfast, lunch and diner.
The Restaurant is open to the general public, and guests of the Townview Motel can charge-back meals to their room and room service is available upon request. This is a Licensed Restaurant where you can enjoy a drink served with your meal.
Our Menu has Something for Everybody
The Abyssinian Cafe features traditional Ethiopian Cuisine as well as the full range of traditional Australian Meals. We also offer Indian Food. So, for those that like it hot and spicy, we have exotic meals to dazzle your tastebuds. At the same time, if you're looking for hearty meals with typical Australian Foods you won't be disappointed.
Owner, Almaz Taye (Leila) Cashmore has lived in Mount Isa for more than 20 years. Leila came to Mt Isa with her Australian mining engineer husband David (they actually met in Sudan). Apart from developing a far reaching reputation for cooking; Leila is a keen golfer and has even scored a hole in one at the Mount Isa Golf Club.
Although the basic ingredients for Ethiopian dishes are the same as those used for Australian recipes, Ethiopian food is distinguished aromatic and flavour rich spices. Almost all Ethiopian dishes are homemade, including unique spice blends. The staple foods of most Ethiopians are a spicy sauced dish called Wot and Injera, an unleavened bread, usually prepared from Teff flour.
Leila is an expert chef and she'll be happy for you to walk back to the kitchen to learn more about how to prepare traditional Eithiopian Meals.