Once I get started on a project, I have a tendency to become obsessed. The current obsession is eating at African restaurants in Melbourne. I think I’ve done I’ve done all the ones in inner Melbourne (apart from The Abyssinian in Kensington) that are not in Footscray (where there are many). The most recent one was Little Africa on Victoria St North Melbourne.
My companion and I ordered a mixed platter, and I think it was better than the food at the Horn. The fish in particular was amazing, and the injera was fresher. The lentil dishes were similar to those at Nyala, but there were less vegetables. The platter consisted of 3 meat (chicken, fish and beef), 2 lentil and 1 vegetable dishes (and a green salad). Id’ have preferred 2 of each. Nonetheless, Little Africa has great food and genuine charm. It’s small, so getting in may be easier earlier in the week and/or not at peak dinner time. They also serve coffee with ginger in it, which is invigorating.