Our Story

Born in Ethiopia from parents of Eritrean descent, Makina Cafe founder Eden G. Egziabher was raised amidst a vibrant mix of Ethiopian, Eritrean and Italian cultures. It’s no coincidence that “Makina” translates to “truck” in all three of these countries’ languages, whose cultures combine to create the mosaic of flavors found on the mobile cafe’s menu.

Eden prides herself on being the first Eritrean-American female entrepreneur in NYC with a food truck serving “Habesha” food. Used as a term of pride, the word “Habesha” is used to eliminate the distinction between different tribes of Eritrea and Ethiopia and celebrates the unity of people of the same region.

Tasty, healthy, nutritious and something quite unique, Makina Cafe serves up breakfast and lunch to New Yorkers that are tired of the same old take-out options. You can follow Makina Cafe (@makinacafe) on all major social media outlets to find the trucks’ location each day.

In the future, Eden hopes to bring the Makina experience to other parts of the US and use Makina Cafe as a charitable platform that gives back to the community.

Born in Ethiopia from parents of Eritrean descent, Makina Cafe founder Eden G. Egziabher was raised amidst a vibrant mix of Ethiopian, Eritrean and Italian cultures. It’s no coincidence that “Makina” translates to “truck” in all three of these countries’ languages, whose cultures combine to create the mosaic of flavors found on the mobile cafe’s menu.

Tasty, healthy, nutritious and something quite unique, Makina Cafe serves up breakfast and lunch to New Yorkers that are tired of the same old take-out options. You can follow Makina Cafe (@makinacafe) on all major social media outlets to find the trucks’ location each day.

Menu

1 PICK YOUR BASE

INJERA
(sourdough-risen thin flatbread)

YELLOW RICE

2 PICK YOUR PROTEIN

CHICKEN TIBS

Cubed chicken marinated with berbere, onions, garlic, parsely, and spiced oil

BEEF TIBS

Tender cubed beef marinated with onions, garlic, fresh rosemary, jalapeño, and spiced oil

ALL VEGGIES

Your choice of 3 veggies from our veggie section

3 PICK YOUR VEGGIES

Two per serving • All our veggie dishes are vegan

MISER

Spice whole red lentil stew

TIKEL GOMEN

Cabbage, Carrots, Potatos

GOMEN

Collard Greens

ATER

Split Pea Stew

4 PICK YOUR SAUCE

LEMON & OLIVE OIL

Blend of lemon, olive oil, and herbs

AWAZE

Berbere sauce (chili pepper blend)

MAKINA SAUCE

Jalapeño based sauce

DRINKS

SODA

SAN PELLIGRINO

ETHIOPIAN COFFEE

hot/cold

SNACKS

LENTIL SAMBUSA

BEEF SAMBUSA

Find Us

Monday   11am-3pm 46th street between 5th and 6th ave
Tuesday   11-3pm Park ave between 48th and 47th street.
Wednesday   11-3pm 41st street between 6th ave and Broadway
Thursday   11-3pm Old Slip and Water
Friday   11-3pm Hudson and King
Saturday/Sunday   Check our event calendar

Due to the unpredictable nature of NYC street parking, street closures and mobile truck service, locations are subject to change last minute. Last minute changes will be announced on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages.

Events

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Catering

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Press

Heritage Radio

But What Is Makina Cafe, Really?

New York Post

Vendy Awards

The New York Times

At Makina Cafe, Ethiopian Takeaway With Buoyant Injera

ABC News

Running A Food Truck Is Way Harder Than It Looks

New York City Lens

New York City’s First Ethiopian Food Truck

PIX 11

Featured on PIX11 for Food Truck Festival

Contact us

Makina Cafe Inc.

34-18 Northern Blvd,

Long Island City, NY 11101

  tel. +1 (917) 426-5649

For Catering and Events Contact:

info@makinacafenyc.com

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