My name is Workneh Engida.
My wife, Yeshi Belihu is the chef at our beautiful restaurant, Yeshi Buna.
Yeshi Buna is on Beaudesert Road, Moorooka, a suburb six kilometres south of Brisbane City.
Buna means coffee in Amharic. Yeshi Buna translates to Yeshi’s Coffee.
We have many different condiments that are essential for a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony in our restaurant and we occasionally hold these traditional ceremonies at Yeshi Buna. Coffee started in Ethiopia and is a very prominent part of its culture. It was discovered in a region called Kafa, that is why almost everyone calls it ‘Coffee’. There are many restaurants and coffee houses in Ethiopia.
We arrived in Australia on Australia Day 1999, and we love to celebrate our arrival to this beautiful country with Australia Day celebrations.
We started Yeshi Buna 9 years ago and we have continued to serve our traditional Ethiopian cuisine and fine cultural coffee. It is a great place for people to get together, enjoy good food and conversation. We also take great pleasure in showing Australians the side of Ethiopia that the world doesn’t often portray; the beautiful and wholesome side.