Amy's

Ethiopian Restaurant

& ESPRESSO BAR

2510 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 10,
Nashville, TN 37217

615.840.6431 - 615.473.1681

Our New Hours

 

Monday: Open 11am-3pm

Tuesday: Open 11am-3pm

Wednesday: Open 11am-3pm, Closed 3pm-5pm, Open 5pm-8pm

Thursday: Open 11am-3pm, Closed 3pm-5pm, Open 5pm-9pm

Friday: Open 11am-3pm, Closed 3pm-5pm, Open 5pm-9pm

Saturday: Open 11am-9pm

SundayOpen 11am-8pm

 

We serve high quality Ethiopian dishes with a large portion of our menu vegan. Our delicious coffees and decadent desserts pay homage to Ethiopia and Italy. We work hard to create a relaxed dining atmosphere where patrons feel welcomed and satisfied. Come meet the Amy’s family.

Friday Night Vegan Buffet from 5pm to 9pm every week.

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    Amy's Ethiopian Restaurant and Espresso Bar Located at 2510 Murphreesboro Pike Nashville, Tennessee 37217. :)

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Our Story:

Owners Amy and Alex.
Amy’s passion for cooking started when she was an 11-year-old girl in Ethiopia. Her mother was a chef, catering large parties like weddings and embassy events. Amy would help her mother prep and cook, and there she learned the basics and lighted the flame of her love of cooking.

“Most kids get tired quick, but I did not,” Amy says. “I would stay up all night helping my mother cook. It was my hobby.”

Later Amy moved to Italy, where she and her mother worked for a big chef. She learned even more about cooking, about how restaurants work, and this experience fanned the flame. Amy and her husband Alex moved to the United States. They owned a gas station for years, and throughout their entrepreneurship Amy enjoyed cooking for friends and family.

“I cook every Sunday, gathering people. I cook for church. I like to share and give. I like to create a happy environment. I always make food that makes other people happy, and it makes me happy, too.”

Amy’s friends and family enjoyed her food so much that they told her she should open a restaurant. Amy said, “Hmm, let me think about that one.” And then, it was the right time. Her dream of opening a restaurant came true.

Before she opened the doors, Amy attended a culinary school. She wanted to be serious about her new business, and she wanted to learn how to properly execute it, making sure the kitchen and the food are up to the highest standards. Amy takes pride in the cleanliness of her restaurant, as she understands how the food we eats directly affects our wellbeing. She creates high quality dishes and works with fresh, healthy ingredients.

“I like very, very nice quality when I cook. I like to make food people enjoy. I cook with care and love. I take my time and do my best all the time.”

You can taste the love and care Amy puts into her dishes. Her desserts and coffees are a delicious homage to her time in Italy. The authentic Ethiopian dishes please American taste buds and draw in a community of Ethiopian folks who have found their way to Nashville. Come try Amy's in the warm, inviting space Amy and Alex have created. Perfect for families and friends to gather around a great meal and enjoy each other's company!

Read Some Customer Reviews:

"Okay. I am in heaven. The food, the ambience, and the people are terrific. I will be here often, and I encourage my friends to come, too!! Lots and lots of vegetarian and vegan options!"

Laura Clark Briggs

"Amy's has groceries, including spices and Ethiopian Coffee. The restaurant and espresso are perfection. School field trips should be scheduled here because children would learn about community, pride, work ethic, entrepeneurship, quality, diligence, love, and perfection. The goal in life is not to just try. The goal in life is to master your craft while loving your neighbor, just as you love yourself. Amy's mastered that, also. You cannot pass through this community without taking a moment to experience Amy's."

Tempra Mosley

"This place is my new favorite spot. The owners are the nicest people. The atmosphere is very friendly. I can see myself coming to this place for a lazy Sunday brunch many times. I had the beef nibs, which were fantastic. Very tasty and fresh ingredients. The coffee is amazing. It's the real stuff, not the watered down Starbucks stuff most people like. I'm coming back to this place very soon."

Charlie Payne