You may think you’re entering a cafe, but what’s hidden behind the doors of Tsion Cafe is a food and culture experience like no other in Sugar Hill. Once home to the famous Jimmy's Chicken Shack club, Tsion Cafe has morphed delicious Ethiopian and Mediterranean-inspired cuisines, international wine & beers, cocktails to fair trade Ethiopian coffees and teas, into a memorable speakeasy experience. A Sugar Hill experience that embodies art, music, and history with every bite. Tsion Cafe is a food-centric artistic hub for many residents and one of the best-kept destination spots for visitors.
Beejhy Barhany is an entrepreneur, and activist, who was born in Ethiopia, raised in Israel and currently resides in New York. At a very young age, she emigrated to Israel. She acclimated to Israeli life, living in a kibbutz and joining the army. Soon after she traveled across South America for a year, and again emigrated, this time to the US. She the founder of BINA Cultural Foundation non-profit dedicated to celebrating and advocating for Ethiopian Jews in North America. Today, she is the chef and owner of an eclectic Ethiopian restaurant, Tsion Café, that incorporates cuisine from the many places that has been influential on her journeys.