Aksum Cafe

Mediterranean Kitchen

Dinner

Monday-Sunday

5 PM to 11 PM

Brunch

Saturday-Sunday

10 AM to 3 PM
On Baltimore Avenue in vibrant and diverse University City, Aksum features a bright Mediterranean menu that focuses on simple and fresh ingredients, with accents from Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Aksum is one of Philadelphia's favorite BYOB restaurants, serving dinner 7 nights a week, and an award winning brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Chef Wayne Whiteside serves some of the most well-executed Mediterranean food in the city.
ABOUT OUR CHEF

Chef Wayne Whiteside joined Aksum in November 2011 as Exective Chef. Wayne was born and raised in Philadelphia, and has commanded the stoves of his home city for twenty years. His career began at seventeen, filling in for a friend at an Italian restaurant on South Street called Cheflu. Wayne started out doing prep work, and was introduced to making pastas from scratch and butchery. The owner recognized Wayne's ability and took him under his wing, teaching Wayne how to butcher various meats and seafood. Wayne moved up quickly in the ranks, and within two years was promoted to Sous Chef, which turned into a twelve year stint as Executive Chef.

Chef Wayne’s foundation was established at Cheflu and Mediterranean cuisine became his focus. Wayne also had a thirst for regional American cooking which led him to Fork. While at Fork, he further cemented his skills in fine dining and service. Wayne also studied desserts and pastries, keeping in mind what he was taught about hand crafted preparations and the importance of cooking from scratch. Although Wayne moved on to work at other notable restaurants in the city, he attributes the core foundation of his success to his experience at Cheflu and Fork. He has taught and mentored many chefs throughout his career. Chef Wayne’s exceptional skills in butchery, his range as a pastry chef, and his innovative approach to Mediterranean cuisine places him among highly distinguished chefs.

Aksum provides creative packages with personalized menus for unique events. We would love to host your next private event. Call or email for more information.

Location

Aksum Cafe

4630 Baltimore Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19143

Hours

Dinner

Monday - Sunday
5 PM to 11 PM

Brunch

Saturday & Sunday
10 AM to 3 PM

Contact

267-275-8195

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