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4 top options for cheap African eats in Nashville

4 top options for cheap African eats in Nashville
Ajora Kitchen | Photo: K L./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 27, 2020.

Craving African food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable African restaurants around Nashville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.

1. The Horn Coffee

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Topping the list is The Horn Coffee. Located at 619 Murfreesboro Pike, this East African cafe, which specializes in savory, "wallet-friendly" sambusas, is the highest-rated low-priced African restaurant in Nashville, boasting five stars out of 86 reviews on Yelp.

Yelp can tell you a thing or two more about The Horn Coffee.

"The Horn Coffee is a family-owned shop started by a father and his sons," the businesses states on its Yelp profile. "We are originally from Somalia, and the goal of the coffee shop was to bring East African pastries and beverages to the Nashville scene. We serve traditional East African pastries and beverages that are great for breakfast and afternoon snacks."

2. Ethio Coffee House

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Next up is Ethio Coffee House, situated at 2131 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 110. This coffee shop serves up pastries, smoothies, cups of Ethiopian coffee and more, and with five stars out of 57 reviews on Yelp, it has proved to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.

3. Koftaky Grill

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Koftaky Grill, located at 4630 Lebanon Pike, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving this inexpensive Egyptian restaurant 4.5 stars out of 56 reviews. Stop by for platters and sandwiches with gyros, lamb kofta, chicken kebab, falafel and more. This spot also caters. 

4. Ajora Kitchen

photo: k l./yelp

Last but not least is Ethiopian spot Ajora Kitchen, with 4.5 stars out of 18 Yelp reviews. Established in 2014, this casual eatery offers authentic Ethiopian fare like chicken tibs, gomen (stewed collard greens) and lentils, all served with injera bread. Head over to 34 Arcade Alley to see for yourself.


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