Letena Grand Opening

PIXofDC had the privilege of joining Letena, a new fast casual Ethiopian for its grand opening out in Columbia Heights. LeTena serves a variety of healthy, locally sourced and freshly made dishes including various vegetarian dishes, tibs, stews, salads and other Ethiopian and international specialties. The restaurant has 20 seats in the coffee area where baristas will serve a variety of specialty coffees and teas as well as pastries. The coffee house features coffees made from freshly roasted Ethiopian coffee beans. The 30-seat dining room is a comfortable spot to enjoy classic Ethiopian dishes served with injera in traditional fashion, or wrapped, with bread or rice for those who wish to use utensils. Letena also features a children’s menu and a small selection of non-Ethiopian dishes that are favorites are also be available. The dining and coffee rooms are wifi accessible. Many dishes are inspired by the family of owner, Yamrot Ezineh, who is a native Ethiopian. She has spent time in the food industry in Ethiopia and the UK, and has imbued LeTena’s decor with Ethiopian artifacts to add to the cultural aspect. The interior is a combination of rustic wood and earth tones which features including Ethiopian sculptures and artwork on the walls and shelves above the dining area offering a taste of the region’s artistry and a true sense of place that adds to the guest experience.

Photography by Mike Braaten

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