Lucy Restaurant opened its doors July 2017 in the bustling food hub of Cape Town’s inner city, Long Street. The owners vision for Lucy’s Restaurant is to introduce Ethiopian and African cuisine to Cape Town, and judging by her excellent reviews, she has a big following.

The name of Lucy for the restaurant has vast historical significance, over forty years ago, in the Ethiopian town of Hadar, scientists discovered Lucy, a fossil that forever changed our understanding of human evolution. The discovery of Lucy provided the missing link in our evolutionary spectrum, and proof that we all, in some way, originate from Africa. The archaeological team who made the discovery celebrated that night by drinking lots of wine, dancing and playing the famous Beatles song 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' all night long. To pay homage to this significant event in Ethiopia, the owners decided to name their restaurant Lucy.

The interior of Lucy restaurant oozes Ethiopian culture with small basketed tables throughout and traditional Ethiopian music and you can also experience a mini coffee ceremony with coffee, popcorn and sweets, adding to the experience.

Lucy Restaurant imports original Ethiopian spices to help ensure a truly authentic experience. Some favourites food options by customers include the Doro Wot (Chicken), Beef and lamb Tibs, Shiro Wot and Misir Wot to name a few. Dishes are served with a bread known as Injera or Gluten free Teef (bread), Lucy's vast array of dishes some of which are suitable for vegetarians and vegans alike. Lucy Restaurant caters to everyone.




Head east on Nelson Mandela Boulevard/N2. Take exit 4 for Roodebloem Road toward University Estate/Woodstock. Continue onto Roodebloem Road. Turn left to stay on Roodebloem Road. Turn left to merge onto Nelson Mandela Boulevard/N2 toward Cape Town. Take the Strand Street exit. Merge onto Newmarket Street. Continue onto Strand Street. Turn left onto Long Street. Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant is situated at 281 Long Street.


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281 Long Street
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Food Served
TapasGlobal/InternationalHealthLight MealsVegetarian
Average Price$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Child Friendly
Outside Catering
Take Out
Smoking Section
Outside Seating
Load Shedding
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