I recommend the following:
Ras Bar and Restaurant – a freindly place opposite Dashen House (see map grid B2) with the best injera in town. Does only Habesha food really but if you like injera it is the best. They also show football in there a lot
Coffee House – Opposite Best Supermarket down the road from Piassa. Ideal for lighter food and more Western style food. Not the friendliest service but you won’t get overcharged and the food and drinks are good quality
New Day – New place next to Ras. Friendliest people and good food – menu in Amharic but they will try to help you and won’t overcharge you.
I wouldn’t recommend:
Telecafe – despite knowing us and seeing us with Ethiopians and being introduced to them, they continued to try to give us the separate farengi menu and they could not be more miserable. Everyone else felt the same including some Ethiopians. Perhaps they hiked up prices following Bradt’s recommendations though?
Sofa Juice – the only place to charge more than 9 birr for a juice in Gondar (12 birr)
Ras Dashen supermarket – rude and expensice for farengi – BestSupermarket down the road or any of the smaller palces would be better, or the wholesalers in the market.