Makina Cafe NYC | Ethiopian - Eritrean Eatery

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 BOWL

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

BEEF TIBS BOWL

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

VEGETARIAN BOWL

Your choice of three vegetables from the veggie section

SIGA WOT

Tender beef stew slow cooked for hours in caramelized onions and berbere spiced sauce.

DORO WOT

Slow cooked for hours in caramelized onions and berbere spiced sauce.

 

Check our weekly protien.

3 PICK YOUR VEGGIES

Two per serving • All our veggie dishes are vegan

MISER

Spice whole red lentil stew

TIKEL GOMEN

Cabbage with Carrots and Potatos in turmeric ginger sauce.

GOMEN

Collard Greens with cardamom and garlic

ATER KIK

Split Pea Stew

MUSROOM TIBS

Sauteed mashrooms is berbere sauce

MUSROOM TIBS

Beets, red onions, tomato and parsely
Ask for our weekly veggie special

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

 

ETHIOPIAN COFFEE

DONA SPICED SODAS

SODAS

SNACKS

LENTIL SAMBUSA

BEEF SAMBUSA

Find Us

Makina OG Truck(Winter Schedule)

Fort Greene Park (Dekalb ave and Washington Park ave) Brooklyn

Friday – Saturday 11am-9pm.

ORDER ONLINE

Queens Kitchen(No dine in, Pick up and delivery only)

3647 30th street, Long Island City, NY, 11106

Monday – Saturday 11am-10pm (Pick up & Delivery ONLY)

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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.

Catering

For Catering or Booking Makina truck, please fill out the fORm below with short description and Makina team will contact you within 24 hrs

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

Time Out

The 100 best new dishes and drinks in NYC 2017

Time Out

The best New York
street food

Vendy Awards

Meet the Vendy Awards 2018 Finalists!

Contact us

Makina Cafe Inc.

30-47 30th street,

Long Island City, NY, 11103

  tel. +1 (917) 426-5649

For Catering and Events Contact:

info@makinacafenyc.com

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