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Baobab

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 4 reviews )

Serves meat, vegan options available. An African cuisine restaurant located near the center of Darmstadt. Half of the options are vegetarian/vegan; vegans can choose from salads, hummus, chickpeas, beans, potatoes, spinach and more. Open Mon-Sat 6:00pm-12:00am, Tue-Thu 12:00am-12:00am, Fri-Sun 12:00am-1:00am.

Category: Vegan-friendly, African, Eritrean, Non-veg

Reviews (4)

First Review by Caro

Delicious food, great vegan selection - Edit

I am bias, because I love Eritrean food, so I have to give this restaurant a big thumbs up! The food was very yummy, prices decent (about EUR 7.50 for a main and 2.50-3 for dessert), and therefore the sizes also perfect to satisfy you without feeling stuffed. Super friendly staff and very accommodating for vegans. Also a very nice atmosphere.

Pros: yummy, normal sizes, atmosphere

Cons: Meat served


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Good place for a late-night dinner - Edit

The baobab serves warm food until 11 pm, good to know for a vegetarian in Darmstadt.

The menue is not very extensive, the four vegetarian main dishes are vegan. We had a plate of mixed starters (hummus and eggplant puree) which I found a bit bland and disappointing. The main dishes are delicious. They are served with a soft, pancake-like bread that has a very nice taste and consistency (you can order additional bread if you like). It's definitely not haute cuisine, but since it's not expensive, I'd still consider it a good option.

The restaurant calles itself "Erlebnisbar" (Erlebnis means adventure or experience) which refers to the furnishing. There are different kinds of tables: regular ones, one where you sit on the ground on cushions and a hut, which is basically a table with a roof. It's all kept in an adapted rural african style. There is no bad design, it's a nice mix of modernism and cosiness. However, of course it's hardcore exoticism. I guess that comes with the adventure-aspect.
There is no cutlery, you eat with your hands, which works fine due to the soft bread. But after your meal, they place a big plastic box with tissues on your table, which to us felt like you had to clean yourself up after your ethnic adventure. I think a simple napkin would have sufficed.

The staff was very friendly, the music at our last visit was Jefferson Airplane.

I have the impression that the restaurant is well-liked by the people of Darmstadt and I can imagine it being fun for children to eat there.

Pros: food is tasty and inexpensive, friendly service, nice atmosphere

Cons: trying a bit hard to look exotic, all dishes are rather simple


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Tasty eritrean food! - Edit

When you live in Darmstadt, unfortunately there are not many vegetarian restaurants with a big menu. But fortunately there is Baobab. Half of the menu consists of vegetarian food(maybe even vegan). You can also order a mix of all vegetarian options. The food is really tasty and the atmosphere is nice.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday June 26, 2013

Pros: great food, great atmopshere

Cons: opens late on weekends


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