Baobab House, Cape Coast
Cape Coast Commercial Street near the Castle and next to the Blackstar Bookshop
For booking call: +233–540 436 130
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The Baobab House was set up as a social enterprise to sell the products made at the Baobab School for Trades and Traditional Arts and to promote healthy eating and living through the vegan/vegetarian restaurant and the sale of herbal medicines. We also have a guest house where visitors can experience life in the very heart of historic Cape Coast, the former capital of Ghana.
You buy – you eat – you sleep: you support the Baobab School
The Baobab Shop sells batik, kente weaving, recycled pure water sachet bags and purses, glass bead necklaces and earrings, art postcards, paintings, pottery, clothing and health products – such as Moringa powder, honey, soya chunks, red rice and so on. Nearly all products are from the Baobab School. Everything is “proudly made in Ghana”. You can also have clothes made for you, either using the batik from the shop or cloth that you bring yourself. Our fashion students on service can sew something for you. You can order one day and it is usually ready for collection the next day.
You eat …
The small Vegetarian Moringa Restaurant is the perfect place to rest during your visit in Cape Coast. It lies between the Castle and the Market amidst the busy town. Our patio, built in traditional style, has a nice view over the sea and the busy Commercial Street. Friendly students from our school learn catering, cooking and practice their English. Together with our cook Christie, the students prepare delicious healthy vegetarian meals, snacks and juices. Our dishes with fresh tofu, soy and wheat chunks or oyster mushrooms are the speciality of our restaurant. Every day we offer a vegan local dish as our Daily Special. Vegetable Pies, Banana Cakes and Coconut Cakes are all made with wholewheat flour. Fresh Pineapple-Moringa Juice, Bisap or Ginger Juice are a must if you visit the Baobab Vegetarian Moringa Restaurant.
All the vegetables we use are washed in saltwater and many come from the school owned organic farm.
You sleep …
We have five nice guestrooms with a wonderful view over the sea and in the middle of the fishermen’s area of Cape Coast. Our rooms are furnished with cane and bamboo furniture with batik bed sheets and curtains, all produced by students of the Baobab School. Clean toilets and showers are shared in the courtyard. We have three double rooms for 50 GHC, one three-bed room for 60 GHC and one four-bed room for 70 GHC. We can add additional student mattresses for 20 GHC each in every room.
In our Restaurant we serve breakfast with fresh coffee, tea, juices and our famous delicious pancakes.
We also have free WiFi for guests.
You support …
The most important aspect of the Baobab House is the idea of sustainability of the Baobab School. Our children can’t pay school, feeding or accommodation fees as all our students stay at the school during term time. With this social enterprise we are able to earn money in Ghana in order to finance the running costs of the school and become more independent of sponsorship.
Another aspect is the education of the students and those who help regularly at the Baobab House get an idea of business, book keeping, cooking, catering and dealing with local and foreign customers. Several former students have been employed at the Restaurant, one is now the chef.
More NON PROFIT enterprises are planned to help to finance the school in future.