Lucy is a restaurant just next to the National Museum. After negotiating for what seemed liked 20 minutes with the local taxi mafia, I found a 1950s Lada driver to huff and puff me up the steep hill.
Lucy has a beautiful garden that is set away from the noisy and polluted road. It’s a rare option to be able to sit outside.
I immediately asked for permission to peek my lens into the busy kitchen that serves both traditional and more modern dishes.
While I did not like the chicken meat itself, I liked both curries a lot. They were just the right flavor and spiciness and mixed extremely well with the sour Ethiopian bread.
After lunch, I ordered an Ethiopian macchiato and while you may not expect incredible coffee in a restaurant in the US, here in Ethiopia it is different – my coffee was fantastic; the right mix of espresso and milk.
The price tag was a bit more expensive than elsewhere, but for two orders, bread and coffee it came out to $12.
Since it’s right door to the National Museum of Ethiopia, I went to see the museum afterwards. It’s not exactly exciting but is well kept and only has a couple of exhibitions. It’s more like a run-down mini-exhibition, but it is only 10 Birr (50 cents).