It's not easy to incorporate slower traditional customs into a world that moves at breakneck speed, which is why nothing in Back to the Future II had wheels. Bridging the gap between old and new without the use of pow-ah, Lucy Ethiopian Cafe.
Like most places in Symphony, LEC is named for Lucy, the first hominoid skeleton ever discovered, and is the inaugural U.S. offering from an Ethiopian bar owner looking to create an "old-meets-new-world", two-house hybrid featuring traditional East African breakfast/lunch fare in a modern 5-table, counter-service front, and a one-hour customary Ethiopian coffee ceremony four times a day in the traditionally decorated, carpeted 6-seat back "gossip room" -- but not the gossip girls room, since no one wants the music Blairing. Or worse, Jenny Humphreying. Tasty sustenance includes standards (pita wraps, omelettes, etc) as well as more traditional Addis Ababa fare like Kitfo (chopped rare ground beef marinated in a spicy chili powder), Che'Che'Bsa (Ethiopian bread seasoned w/ spiced butter), a red lentil sauce'd Addis Combo w/ selata, and marinated diced steak sauteed with peppers/onions and served w/ Injera flat bread, called Tibs, since calling it Dibs just led to a fight about who called it first, and eventually, rock paper scissors. If you're more of a Leslie Marmon Silko type, you (and up to eight people) can order the ceremony -- during which they will roast, hand-grind (with a traditional wooden mortar-pestle type contraption), and brew the regional Ethiopian coffee of your choice (Sidama, Harare, Yirgacheffe), then serve it to you in three shots while you "chat and gossip"; not drinking all three shots is considered an insult, so, just to be safe, it's probably best to invite John Daly.
As it is a cafe, LEC also has takeout pastries to accompany peanut butter tea, and Besso, a honey/whipped cream topped sun dried organic barley shake that's supposed to make you strong, aka Jacked in the Future.