Art event at Buffet De La Gare

Melat Mulugeta

Buffet de la Gare, located at the center of Addis Ababa, is an Italian restaurant built in the early 20th century. It is next to the Legehar train station (French: La Gare), which was the main railway station in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the terminal station of the meter-gauge Ethio-Djibouti Railway that connected Addis Ababa to the Port of Djibouti. The restaurant serves as a relic of the grand construction of the Djibouti-Addis Ababa railway. It is attached to a vintage guest house that retains an early 20th Century atmosphere which also envelopes the restaurant. In celebration of such a historical place, several artists gathered at the restaurant for a special art event.