• Baobab

  • (15)
  • White Veg-options
African, Eritrean

Serves meat, vegan options available. An African cuisine restaurant located near the center of Darmstadt. Half of the options are veg. Vegans can choose from salads, hummus, chickpeas, beans, potatoes, spinach. Open Tue-Thu 18:00-00:00, Fri-Sun 18:00-01:00.

Venue map for Baobab
© OpenStreetMap contributors

15 Reviews

First Review by Caro


Points +339

14 May 2023

i love this place

it’s quaint and very vibey, the food is very good and i find it comes at a reasonable price



Points +112

08 Nov 2022

Tasty eritrean food!

When you are 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

Updated from previous review on 2013-06-26

Pros: great food, great atmopshere

Cons: opens late on weekends


Points +81

07 Aug 2022

Good Timtimo

Nice Ethiopian dish with lentils and a bit spicy


Points +205

02 Jun 2022

Really good food!

I was really positively surprised by the food as I've never really tried african cuisine before, but everything that's vegetarian is also vegan so there's a lot to choose from! You can get a mixed dish to try everything and get to try eating with hands using a form of savory pancake! The staff is really nice and the whole experience was quite fun, would definitely recommend!!

Pros: Multiple vegan options

Cons: Rather inexpensive


Points +181

02 Jun 2022

Erithrean vegetarian cuisine is vegan

The food in this restaurant is simply delicious. The vegetarian combination is completely vegan consisting of Timtimo, Alicha, Hamli and Schiro. Really tasty.


Points +449

Mostly Veg
09 Apr 2022

Very good Eritrean Restaurant

Quiet place and welcoming staff.
Great drinks and fantastic food, with different vegan options too!
The vegan mix is really good and I recommend It.
Honest price for quality and quantity
of the food.
I would definitely go there again.

Updated from previous review on 2022-04-09


Points +692

09 Apr 2022

Really good food

They offer vegan starters and four main dishes that you also combine as one plate. I already went there a couple of times and I usually chose the combination plate. The food is really good.


Points +665

19 Dec 2021

Great Eritrean Restaurant

The Baobab is a atmospheric eritrean restaurant in Darmstadt. The staff is very friendly and the food is fresh and delicious. We‘ll definitely come more often.

Pros: Many vegan options , Not too pricey , Great atmosphere


Points +18

13 Feb 2021

I like

Afrikanisches leckeres Essen in gemütlicher Atmosphäre.
Ich mag es sehr und kehre immer wieder mal ein.

Pros: Vegetarisch als wohl auch vegane Gerichte


Points +82

27 Sep 2018

cute place, good food

The food here is pretty good. I really love the red lentils. It's a cute place but it's quite small so you should call ahead to reserve a table.

Pros: several vegan options


Points +158

06 Oct 2017


It is really phenomenal eating here.
They even have a vegan dessert and everything is listed vegan.
If you wish to have something you are able to just ask for it and they will prepare it.
It is my go-to now :)
you are able to sit on the floor and dine on wonderful sheets

Updated from previous review on 2017-09-07

Pros: MANY vegan options, vegan dessert, wondeful atmosphere

Cons: a little bit pricey


Points +269

01 Apr 2017

Teuer mit kleinen Portionen

Nette Atmosphäre, man sitzt auf dem Boden und isst mit den Händen.
Sehr leckeres eritreisches Essen, aber die Portionen waren nicht mal annähernd groß genug für uns (kleine Frau großer Mann), so dass wir von einer Vorspeisenplatte Hauptgericht (jeweils für 2 gedacht) immer noch nicht satt waren.
Billig ists hier nicht, also war das echt ne Frechheit.

Pros: Sehr lecker, Nette Mitarbeiter

Cons: Teuer --> schlechtes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis, Viel zu kleine Portionen


Points +107

11 Jun 2015

african restaurant with vegan options

the vegetarian plate for 2 people I can't recommend enough. it is vegan as well.

Pros: good food, not far from TU Darmstadt Stadtmitte, friendly staff


Points +1312

16 Oct 2014

Delicious food, great vegan selection

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


Points +57

28 May 2014

Good place for a late-night dinner

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

This page has been viewed 3611 times.