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“My foodie obsession when in Pretoria”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Baobab Cafe

Baobab Cafe
Ranked #48 of 678 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: African, Sushi, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“My foodie obsession when in Pretoria”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

HANDS DOWN this is the #1 place to eat in Pretoria! This is by FAR my favorite place to eat in Africa ~ YES THE ENTIRE CONTINENT LOL Baobab is a spacious cafe in the Menlyn mall. The decor is a mix of African and baobab tree light fixtures ... the staff is very warm and friendly, especially EDDIE, the assistant manager who always makes sure we are comfy (hes not bad to look at either *meow*). The cafe is popular with both tourists and locals due to its convenient location, delicious food, reasonable prices and large portions! Finally, you must finish EVERY meal with a Dom Pedro! This is a milkshake made with vanilla bean ice cream and whiskey, traditionally. But if you like something stronger I would go for making this with stroh rum - double! At R25 its a nice drunken dessert value!

If you eat nowhere else while in Pretoria, please make the time to eat here! It will be worth every rand you spend :)

  • Visited August 2011
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North West
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed December 26, 2009

This rooftop restaurant has a wonderful location and views of Pretoria East. The food is very good and the portions generous. It is not too expensive if you take the big portions into account.
It is a great place for lunch, drinks or a refreshment after shopping. I took colleagues to this restaurant for a business dinen that turned into a long evening with lots of wine. Definitely recommended!

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Darwin, Australia
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“delectable food & delightful ambience”
Reviewed February 17, 2009

-- menu caters for all palates
-- food is tastefully made and presented very well.
(my fav salad in the world is their 'tanganyika salad')
-- interesting cocktails and flutes
-- lovely ambience : more formal inside (downstairs and upstairs) with dark colours and warm lights...
-- brighter and fresh outside seating; where you can see and hear the wall waterfall...
-- background music all round
-- service not as fast as it used to be, but they are busy so its understandable..
-- staff are friendly

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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“My personal favourite! Stuffed chicken breasts are great - maluti chicken”
Reviewed January 21, 2009

My personal favourite! Stuffed chicken breasts are great - maluti chicken

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“Class!”
Reviewed August 3, 2008

Class!

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