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About our Restaurant

In the perfect, most beautiful setting, can exist only the most amazing restaurant. Whether you're planning an intimate meal, a dinner party or a business event, Habesha has the space to cater to your needs in a peaceful, relaxed, yet elegant environment.

Habesha is a family business established in 2013. Habesha is situated in IH 35, Austin, TX and is owned and managed by husband, Yidnekachew Fantu and wife, head chef Selam Abebe.

Habesha is a term Ethiopians and Eritreans use to refer to themselves. Habesha is a term of pride and used to eliminate the distinction between different tribes and celebrate unity as people of the same region.

Ethiopian cuisine is traditionally served on a large, thin, sourdough pancake called injera. Injera is a yeast-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture, made from teff.

The traditional way of eating is with fingers, from a large plate with the injera placed on the plate and the variety of dishes decoratively arranged around it. Sharing food from a common plate signifies a bond of loyalty and friendship.

Ethiopian spicy ground African bird'd eye chili pepper containing ginger, cardamom seed, cloves, salt and other spices.

-Finger Food,
-Cold/ hot buffets,
-Fine dining
-Party trays and platters 
-Pick up or delivery 
-Your space or ours

Ethiopian dishes are prepared with a distinctive variety of unique spices and clarified butter.