Mesob is a traditional Ethiopian restaurant in High Street, Northcote, Melbourne, serving fresh, beautiful, food with only the best Ethiopian and Australian ingredients.
The Amharic word Mesob means ‘breadbasket’ and it’s where Ethiopians keep our injera, our traditional flat bread on which we serve our beautiful stews, which are made with traditional herbs and spices. But more importantly, the Mesob is round and as we sit around it at mealtimes, it signifies the communal eating that makes Ethiopian meals so important culturally and socially. Whether it’s date night or a big group celebration, eating at Mesob is a time to catch up and connect around the table.
Staying true to Ethiopian style of dining, Mesob's menu is designed to share, we also encourage (though it’s not compulsory) to eat with your hands, just like you’re at a café in Addis Ababa and you can wash it all down with an Ethiopian beer, Tej, just like the locals do!
Our drinks list features both local and international wine and beer, but you can always grab a cocktail if that’s more your style.
Our injera is specially made with organic Teff flour, a whole, gluten-free grain with significant nutritional benefit. Half the menu is vegan – ensuring everyone is catered for.
The food is cooked fresh each day and is truly authentic. Each of Mesob’s dishes has a unique flavour. The berbere – a spice mix used in many Ethiopian dishes - is made by the chef’s family in Ethiopia.
Eating at Mesob isn’t just about delicious food, we also aim to allow you a cultural experience with traditional art, African music and primarily African staff who can answer any questions about the menu, wearing traditional clothes, made with love from delicate hand woven cotton.
drink with us
Sink into your surroundings with a vast verity of imported Ethiopian Beer as well as locally crafted. We have a selection of red and white wines with somethings dry and somethings sweet you'll find your match, just to add somethings fancy check our Ethiopian inspired cocktails