We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
50 S Pickett St Ste 24, Alexandria, VA 22304-7206
Website
Today
09:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

8 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 8: English reviews
St Augustine FL
Level Contributor
297 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

The Washington Post listed this cafe as a good breakfast place whether you chose Eritrean or American food. We wanted to try Eritrean. The waitress was helpful in explaining the dishes. I had what I considered a version of French toast and my friend had a favs bean version of porridge. Both were spicy and quite good. We would return... More 

Helpful?
Thank havaneseangel
Muncy, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

We came for breakfast and after looking at the menu, asked the owner for suggestions. She chose two dishes that were delicious - one had fava beans. She was very helpful and the food was great!

Helpful?
Thank Melissa R
Annandale, Virginia
Level Contributor
189 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

Non-pretentious Ethiopian Restaurant in a small outdoor mall that is easily missed. The owner seems amazed that some Americans love Ethiopian food and is willing to make sure you enjoy the experience.

Helpful?
Thank Paul B
Level Contributor
34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

Hole in the wall. Food was really delicious. My husband got a Panino ( tomato, cheese, onion, egg, on a focaccia). I got the omelet. No outdoor seating. In a little shopping center. Has maybe 10 small tables inside. Service was great!

Helpful?
Thank Crystal4321
Saint Augustine, Florida
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

The food is finger licking good. The chicken with spinach, the Shiro and the fava bean appetizer are great. The tea is also very good. It is just a pity that the flavorful food is ruined by the slowness in service. They need to do something about the speed of service. Our food got cold while we waited for the... More 

Helpful?
Thank M M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

I ate here with visiting family and loved it! Friendly staff, the atmosphere makes you feel like you're visiting a close friend's home. The food was cooked perfectly and was very filling. A quaint little hole in the wall cafe, definitely a new favorite!

Helpful?
Thank ncarper
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

Wife and I saw this restaurant recommended on TV show and checked it out on yelp and it had great reviews so we said we should try it. The place is small but looks very nice on the inside and the waitress was very nice We wanted to try something special from North East Africa origin, so we tried Item... More 

Helpful?
Thank John W
Near Washington DC
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

Not sure if it's Ethiopian or Eritrean, but the food is the best of that type I've had in Alexandria. There are entrees for vegetarians and carnivores made with the special butter they have in the horn of Africa; ingratiating service; and superb injera( subtly flavored with I can't tell what ). It's a small cafe, and when we went... More 

Helpful?
Thank lexow g

Been to Cafe Aurora? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 S Pickett St Ste 24, Alexandria, VA 22304-7206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Aurora staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?