Shaw residents now have one more place to get Ethiopian food.
Piassa EthioCuisine & Cafe opened at 1336 9th Street NW last Friday.
The cafe sells traditional Ethiopian dishes, espresso drinks, salads and desserts. The eatery also has an outdoor patio space.
The cafe replaced Caribbean Citations, which relocated to 1208 Maple View Place SE in May.
As readers probably know, I don’t do restaurant reviews–news about food and restuarants, yes, but not restaurant reviews. I will say this, though, about Steam Cafe at the northwest corner of 17th and R Streets NW: best croissants I can find in D.C.
They make the croissants themselves in the morning in three varieties: plain, chocolate and a pecan/maple syrup gooey one. Sometimes the croissants go fast, so they may not have any left if you go later in the morning.