Best of Boston

2019 Best African Restaurant

Ethiopian Café

Don’t blink—this tiny, unassuming eatery is easily missed among the crowded storefronts of Jamaica Plain’s Centre Street. But what a shame it would be to overlook the vibrant bebere-threaded misir wot (lentil stew), sunshine-hued yekik alicha (turmeric-spiced split yellow peas), and silky-tender yebeg tibs (sautéed lamb), all scooped up by springy injera bread. The restaurant is BYOB, so swing by a local wine shop (like nearby Streetcar), or simply pair your meal with a refreshing glass of mango juice.

377 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-319-6982,