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Baobab Cafe

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African, Seafood, Sushi, Grill
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Atterbury Road, Pretoria, South Africa
27 12 368 1003
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good reason to go to the mall

Ok, so here is the bottom. Even if you do not like to shop and do not like malls, Baobab Cafe is a reason to go. Broad menu selection of starters, salads and entrees. The rib eye, chicken schnitzel, rump were all very good. Adequate wine selection with some very nice wines. Friendly staff and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Ok, so here is the bottom. Even if you do not like to shop and do not like malls, Baobab Cafe is a reason to go. Broad menu selection of starters, salads and entrees. The rib eye, chicken schnitzel, rump were all very good. Adequate wine selection with some very nice wines. Friendly staff and attentive service. Kid friendly. Large... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Baobab in Menlyn in Pretoria is still one of the best places to eat. Had a light meal on Saturday afternoon and again, the waiters were friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and the time spend there worth it. Thanks guys, I will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Amazing fusion food. I never thought I'd try ostrich sushi...but we did! The menu was a bit pricy for portion sizes, but Baobab is a nice place to treat yourself.

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Pretoria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This restaurant has a delightful atmosphere and really beeeg!! portions. Friendly service and an overall good night out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant is a must try when in the Menlyn area.. with a spectacular view of pta from it's terrace, it's a great place yo enjoy a glass of wine. The menu has a huge selection of different dishes, which can almost be overwhelming to choose from. The chicken liver starter was delicious!!! A special mention to our fantastic waiter,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As an unrepentant cigarette smoker, I feel that the Baobab Restaurant, must be one of the few restaurants in South Africa that offers and welcomes "smokers" to a superior venue with wonderful views, complimented by the warm, distinct and exciting decor and anbience of this unique eatery. Wall to wall sliding windows offer an indoor/outdoor atmosphere and offer unobtrusive views... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have refrained from going here for 2 years as i believed it was overrated and they overcharged on sub-standard food... and absolutely nothing has changed. We had 10 different waiters, and they kept bringing us random stuff like a bowl of spinach, yet we haven't ordered food yet. Later they brought us 2 burgers, even though we were 4... More 

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Pretoria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have previously looked forward to a visit to the Baobab Restaurant, but that has changed and I doubt that they will see my money again after the overall disappointing experience we had when my wife and I went to celebrate our wedding anniversary with what was meant to be a special dinner. The only positive was our waiter, Gift,... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

From the service to the food and the décor - everything was great! We went on a weekday night without booking. The restaurant was busy but we got a lovely table. All the food and cocktails were well presented and delicious and the service helpful and the waiter well trained. Excellent value for money. We will be back!

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Belsele
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Don't know why people would say this is dirty. it was awesome. good food. one little mistake was that they almost forgot my plate :) but service for the rest is very good, very friendly staff and a very beautiful place !

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Address: Atterbury Road, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 12 368 1003
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: African, Seafood, Sushi, Grill

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  • Address: Atterbury Road, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: 27 12 368 1003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: African, Seafood, Sushi, Grill

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