Cafe Desta

Located south of downtown at the "five points" intersection where Stone meets 6th Avenue at 18th street, Cafe Desta offers a variety of traditional Ethiopian dishes served and eaten with injera bread, ranging from mild to spicy. Cafe Desta's food is generally less oily and heavy than that found at Tucson's other Ethiopian restaurants, and their three-item combo meal includes a salad.

Vegan dishes include:

Misr (spicy): Red split lentils cooked with onions, berbere and herbs

Fosolia: Green beans, carrots and onions simmered in tomato sauce

Gomen: Chopped collard greens cooked with fresh garlic and onions

Tikil-Gomen: Cabbage, carrots and potatoes spiced with turmeric

Kik: Yellow split peas cooked with onion, turmeric and herbs

Kosta: Finely minced spinach simmered with onion garlic and tomato

Azifa (served chilled): Whole brown lentils, onion, jalapenos, lemon juice and oil

Phone Number: 

(520) 370-7000

Web address:

Street Address: 

758 S Stone Ave Tucson, AZ 85701


11 AM - 9 PM daily