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Tsion Cafe

4.6
4.6
4 Reviews
$30 and under
Ethiopian

As long time residents of Harlem, we wanted to bring something fresh, healthy, delicious to the taste buds and supportive the artistic talent that is near and far. We are committed to honoring that heritage by providing a space for regular arts events, including live music, poetry nights, film screenings, a writers series – and more. Tsion Cafe is that place and hope you enjoy.

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Chicken Sambusa$12.00

    • Ful$13.25

      Fava Beans, feta, red and green pepper, onion, and pita bread

      • Injera Chips$8.00

        served with shiro dip

        • Injera Rolls$8.00

          Stuffed with lentils or Shiro

          • Malawach$11.50

            Mediterranean pancake served, egg, green aware, grated tomatoes

            • Sambusa$10.00

              Brunch

              • Addis Eggs$11.75

                Ethiopian style Scrambled eggs, with onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, peppers served with injera

                • Alem's Sandwich$13.75

                  Cream cheese, onions, tomato & capers on a bagel

                  • Berhan's Spiced French Toast$13.25

                    challah bread, blueberry maple butter

                    • Croissant Sandwich$12.50

                      • Firfir$11.75

                        Ethiopian spiced onion stew tossed with injera

                        • Spinach Quiche$11.25

                          • Tsion Eggs$14.00

                            Caramelized Onions, smoked salmon with injera

                            Dinner

                            • Doro Tibs$19.00

                              Chicken, berbere, tomatoes, spices, injera; choice of side

                              • Doro Tibs with Jollof Rice$18.00

                                Rice cooked in flavorful tomato and pepper puree served with sauteed chicken

                                • Doro Wot$22.00

                                  Traditional Chicken stew, cooked with onions, ginger, garlic and berbere on injera

                                  • Ethiopian Brunch Combo$23.75

                                    Firfir and Addis eggs, organic mix green salad with injera

                                    • Ethiopian Veggie Combo - for 2$32.00

                                      Shiro, atakilt, red lentil, kik alicha, gomen, beets served with injera

                                      • Single Serving$16.50
                                    • Grass Fed Beef Burger$15.50

                                      Organic grass fed beef burger pattie cooked to your preference, Tsion Awaze, tomato, lettuce and caramelized onions on a brioche bun. Comes with a salad or sweet potato fries

                                      • Mushroom Tibs$16.00

                                        portobello mushroom, tomatoes, jalapeños, fresh herbs, spices on injera

                                        • Shakshuka$24.00

                                          4 poached organic eggs sauted with organic tomato, onion, pepper, spices, and cilantro with bread

                                          • 2 Eggs$16.00
                                          • 6 Eggs$28.00
                                        • Smoked Salmon and Avocado Salad$17.50

                                          Organic greens, tomatoes, walnuts with balsamic dressing

                                          • Tel Aviv Quinoa Salad$16.50

                                            Organic greens, capers, cucumbers, sun dried tomatoes, carrots, feta cheese and organic quinoa with amaze dressing

                                            • Tibs$25.00

                                              cubed filet mignon sautéed with tomatoes, shallots, garlic, jalapeños, Tsion awaze on injera. choice of side

                                              • Tsion Spiced Salmon$24.00

                                                Creamy lentils, roasted potatoes, Tsion awaze sauce

                                                Wines

                                                • Alba Chile 2013$8.00

                                                  These wines have been crafted to be fruit-forward, juicy and easy to drink. They are perfect for enjoying on their own or accompanied by a variety of food

                                                  • Sheba Tej US / Ethiopia 2014$11.00

                                                    The honey gives Sheba Te'j its beautiful golden hue and a touch of honeysuckle on the nose. This sulfite-friendly wine is excellent served slightly chilled as an aperitif or paired with spicy Ethiopian

                                                    • LaLuca Proseco 2013 Italy$8.00

                                                      The nose is instantly defined and distinctive, offering up bold orchard fruits, crisp pears, and lemon curd, all of which come together in a rich, creamy off-dry style that is extremely appealing

                                                      • The Curator Red South Africa 2011$9.00

                                                        This wine has a core of singed vanilla, plum and licorice notes is backed by a thread of cedar on the finish. Shiraz, Cinsault, Mourvèdre & Viognier

                                                        • Venta Morales Spain 2012$10.00

                                                          This is a dry, nice level of ruit but not sweet - excellent balance, great spicy astringent finish

                                                          • Rift Valley Merlot Ethiopia 2013$11.00

                                                            Smell is tantalizing, initial fruity taste with an oaky after taste. The rift Valley wines are the fruits of a vineyard in the midst of the rift valley volcanoes, which is also home to the picturesque Lake Ziway. The unique character and exceptional test of the wines are a testament to the terroir

                                                            • Centorri Moscato Vintage - Italy$8.00

                                                              Light bodied and delicately sweet with bold hints of ripe peaches and ginger

                                                              • Educated Guess Carneros Pinot Noir - Napa Valley$14.00

                                                                Handcrafted to balance out the bright acidity that Carneros is known for. deep, rich, and concentrated in color and texture with ripe strawberry, red cherry, and wild berry fruit. Hints of spice and cola with firm tannins in the finish

                                                                • Barista-Pinotage$12.00

                                                                  Barista- A burst of intense, rich coffee and chocolate aromas with ripe nuances of mulberry, plum and Maraschino cherries. The sweet aromas of vanilla and banana follow through on the palate and create with the ripe, luscious tannins a wine ready to be enjoyed

                                                                  • Domaine Bousquet Malbec, Tupungato, Argentina$10.00

                                                                    Malbec is a black-skinned grape variety native to south-western France (specifically the area around Cahors), but now better known as the iconic wine grape of Argentina. rich, ripe, jammy and juicy. Malbec wines are generally aged in oak to enhance the wine's structure and aging potential

                                                                    • Kabinet Riesling - Mosel - Germany$8.00

                                                                      Creamy white wine with caramelized sugar in penetrating layers of honey, peach and yellow plum

                                                                      Beers

                                                                      • Lion$8.00

                                                                        A good balance of sweet and tart: dark chocolate, plums, and molasses mix with cherry cordial and rhubarb pie. Black licorice and a smoky aftertaste present an interesting edginess, but this beer is like a marriage in that the exciting first impressions ultimately become mundane as the flavors come into balance. In the end, the rhubarb is muddled with chocolate, and the scale tips a bit more towards the sweet side. Sri Lanka

                                                                        • St. Georges$8.00

                                                                          A light golden yellow with a dense white head that falls off leaving what is actually nice-looking lacing, this looks pretty good! The nose is an acceptable blend of light cereal sweetness, doughy malts, a mild hop character that's got notes of dust and earth and a mild vegetal note as well. Ethiopia

                                                                          • Lagunitas IPA. (C.A.) 6.2%$7.00

                                                                            A well rounded west coast style IPA that is highly drinkable. Perfect balance of caramel malts and citrusy hops. Pairs wonderfully with spicy dishes

                                                                            • Ommegang Witte. (N.Y.) 5.3%$7.00

                                                                              Classic Belgian style white ale brewed with coriander and fresh orange peel. Great combination of hops, spice, and clove notes. Finishes dry and clean

                                                                              • Gold Star - Dark Lagar (Israel)$8.00

                                                                                A full tasting but not heavy, medium amber-colored lager

                                                                                • Victory Golden Monkey$7.25

                                                                                  Belgian style tripel. Rich notes of fruit and spice with a dry finish

                                                                                  • Smuttynose Old Brown Dog$7.25

                                                                                    American Brown Ale, malty flavor of toasted nuts and strong tea

                                                                                    Cocktails

                                                                                    • Coffee Martini$12.00

                                                                                      Vodka substitute, coffee and Chocolate Wine

                                                                                      • Mango Bellini$12.00

                                                                                        Prosecco, mango puree, simple syrup

                                                                                        • Mimosa$8.00

                                                                                          • Red Sangria$8.00

                                                                                            • Tsion Tequila Sunrise$12.00

                                                                                              Agave wine, Orange juice, grenadine

                                                                                              Coffees

                                                                                              • Americano$3.45

                                                                                                • Cafe Latte$4.00

                                                                                                  Espresso with steamed milk

                                                                                                  • Cafe Mocha$4.50

                                                                                                    • Cappuccino$3.90

                                                                                                      Espresso combined with steamed milk, topped with velvety milk foam

                                                                                                      • Chai Latte$3.90

                                                                                                        • Double Espresso$2.00

                                                                                                          Double shot of straight Espresso

                                                                                                          • Drip Coffee$2.75

                                                                                                            Great selection of fair trade, organic coffee

                                                                                                            • Espresso$1.95

                                                                                                              • Macchiato$3.35

                                                                                                                Teas

                                                                                                                • African Autumm$2.95

                                                                                                                  • Decaffeinated Ceylon$2.95

                                                                                                                    • Fresh Ginger Tea$3.40

                                                                                                                      • Hot Cinnamon Spice$2.95

                                                                                                                        • Paris - Flavored Black Tea$2.95

                                                                                                                          • Raspberry$2.95

                                                                                                                            • Tropical Green$2.95

                                                                                                                              Specialty Teas

                                                                                                                              • Ethiopian Spice Tea$3.00

                                                                                                                                Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamon

                                                                                                                                • Fresh Ginger Tea$3.40

                                                                                                                                  • Fresh Ginger Tea$2.85

                                                                                                                                    Tea made from freshly ground ginger

                                                                                                                                    • Nana Tea$2.95

                                                                                                                                      fresh mint tea

                                                                                                                                      Cold Beverages

                                                                                                                                      • Ginger Ale Original$2.80

                                                                                                                                        • Ginger Ale PassionFruit$2.80

                                                                                                                                          • Ginger Ale Pomegranate with Hibiscus$2.80

                                                                                                                                            • Organic Blackberry Iced Tea$3.75

                                                                                                                                              • Organic Green with Coconut Ice Tea$3.75

                                                                                                                                                • Organic Peach Ice Tea$3.75

                                                                                                                                                  • San Pellegrino Lemon / Orange / Blood Orange$2.80

                                                                                                                                                    Iced Drinks

                                                                                                                                                    • Iced Coffee$3.50

                                                                                                                                                      • Iced Ethiopian Spice Tea$3.70

                                                                                                                                                        • Iced Latte$4.50

                                                                                                                                                          • Iced Nana Tea$3.35

                                                                                                                                                            Side Dishes

                                                                                                                                                            • Atakilt$7.00

                                                                                                                                                              Cabbage and Carrots

                                                                                                                                                              • Gomen$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                Collard greens

                                                                                                                                                                • Kik Alicha$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                  split peas

                                                                                                                                                                  • Messer$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                    Red lentils

                                                                                                                                                                    • Qeysir$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                      beets and potatoes

                                                                                                                                                                      • Quinoa$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Roasted Potatoes$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • Shiro$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                            Ground chickpeas

                                                                                                                                                                            • Sweet Potato Fries$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                              Desserts

                                                                                                                                                                              • Alfajor$2.75

                                                                                                                                                                                • Bread Pudding$5.25

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Brownie$3.25

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Halva$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Malawach with Honey$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        flat pancake lightly fried and drizzled with honey and roasted coconut Flakes

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nutella Caramel Cookie$3.25

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                                                                                                                                                                                          What people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.6
                                                                                                                                                                                          4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.8Food
                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.8Service
                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.6Value

                                                                                                                                                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Knicknamej

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on June 12, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                            A neighborhood fixture, and for good reason. The warm and friendly staff and owners always make us feel welcome and the food is consistently delicious. The live jazz is top level, especially on Fridays, but conversation is not gonna happen too much those nights. The rest of the week the ambience is perfect.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Lille

                                                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                            33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 1, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            I love this place. The proprietors have thoughtfully designed their space and dining experience to nurture with literature, art, music, color, and diversity of food choices. There has always been street parking (another perk)! I like the colorful outdoor garden space, but of course it is rather cool this time of year. Our favorite food is the Ethiopian vegetarian meal for two. The coffee was good. The deserts were original and unique. The diverse food and drink choices would make this a favorable experience for a group of family or friends who have different tastes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            CC05

                                                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 16, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            This restaurant is amazing. The wait staff are super friendly and the restaurant is cozy. The food is amazing!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            GabiH

                                                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                            16 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 22, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            We love this restaurant! It really reflected the different cultures that it represents. A whole bookshelf is dedicated to customers who are interested being able to learn more about Ethiopian and African American history among other topics. The food was also incredible! We came for dinner and loved the veggie combo for two with injera, and we ordered the ful appetizer and the malawach with honey dessert. Everything was amazing and we did not leave one drop. I loved the tequila sunrise with agave and grenadine and the Ethiopian honey wine. Hope to come back for brunch soon!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Tsion Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 4 OpenTable diners

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