About Jambo Bar & Cafe

In the heart of Melbourne, Jambo Bar & Cafe is jazzing things up over on Footscray’s Barkly Street. A music venue, cafe and hangout spot all in one, this friendly establishment is a favourite in the local community, and draws in a mix of music lovers, foodies and workers from all over the city. Many visit Jambo Bar & Cafe for the East African food, while others visit for the delicious draft beer and the incredible live music (any excuse is a good one!). Here you’ll enjoy a number of different Ethiopian – both with meat and vegetarian – stews, all perfectly soaked up by some delicious injera, a flat sourdough-style bread. The relaxed vibes and cool atmosphere make it tough to leave, but you can always come back often – with opening hours from midday until late seven days a week, you’ll have plenty of chances to swing by! Be sure to book ahead to secure a table.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Jambo Bar & Cafe
195 Barkly Street, Footscray
Melbourne 3011

Menu Highlights



Lega Tibs

Tender pieces of cubed lamb sauteed in olive oil, and seasoned with onion, fresh tomatoes, garlic, awaze and rosemary serviced with injera.

Zilzil Tibs

Strip of tender beef marinated in awaze sauce and seasoned with onions, sliced and seeded jalapenos and fresh rosemary, served medium or well-done.

Gored Gored

Lean cubed of beef simmered in a blend of red pepper and herbed butter and awaze, served tere (raw) or lebleb (rare).

2 Jambo Bar & Cafe Reviews

2 Reviews
Waiting time:Good
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Vanessa N.3 months ago · 1 review

Great service and excellent food. We love coming back to Jambo’s such a great atmosphere!! We would definitely recommend this venue to others. Thanks again :-)

Juliet P.10 months ago · 1 review

Very chilled and casual restaurant. Recommend on a lazy Sunday afternoon during the winter ;) Would definitely go back again! Thanks so much for the yummy healthy food!