Food and Drink at Zoo Leipzig

Visitors to the zoo can look forward to a whole range of culinary delights in each theme world. Whether it is an indulgent breakfast at Hacienda Las Casas, snacks from the jungle village or a buffet with African specialities in the Kiwara Lodge, we cater for everybody’s taste with diverse culinary options.

Kiwara Lodge

  • Abendstimmung in der Kiwara-Lodge
  • Kiwara-Lodge im Sonnenuntergang
  • Frisches Buffet in der Kiwara-Lodge
  • Frisches Buffet in der Kiwara-Lodge
  • Frisches Buffet mit freundlicher Bedienung in der Kiwara-Lodge
  • Tresen in der Kiwara-Lodge
  • Tresen mit Statue in der Kiwara-Lodge
  • Gemütliche Sitzecke in der Kiwara-Lodge
  • Blick vom Rosental auf die Kiwara-Lodge
  • Blick von der Terrasse auf die Kiwara-Savanne mit Giraffen, Zebras und einem Strauß
  • Kiwara-Lodge mit Regenbogen
  • Blick auf die Kiwara-Lodge

A safari for the senses in the Kiwara Lodge

Our Kiwara Lodge stands out in the midst of the Kiwara Savannah. Here you can help yourself to African specialities from the buffet and then sit down to enjoy a fantastic view of the giraffes, zebras and oryx. Alternatively, you can enjoy the atmosphere of our authentic atmospheric lounge, while your children have fun in the play area. Seating for 120 guests inside and a covered area that seats 250 guests outside provide ample space, even for larger groups



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Telephone:(0341) 59 33-495

Restaurant Palmensaal

  • Palmensaal
  • Palmensaal
  • Palmensaal

Fill up in the Restaurant Palmensaal

Enjoy refreshing culinary delicacy in a stylish palm ambience. With around 300 seats, divided into a restaurant and a south facing terrace, the restaurant Palmensaal offers all-day long culinary highlights among a beautiful surroundings.

Enticing dishes are prepared from fresh, regional and seasonal ingredients in our open showcase kitchen right in front of the eyes of our attentive guests. Whether leisurely breakfast before the zoo visit, a hearty lunch or a short coffee break – in our restaurant Palmensaal you will enjoy crispy-thin gourmet pizzas, regional dishes, fresh and seasonal salads, homemade lemonade and iced teas, tempting desserts and refreshing ice creams – everything at an attractive price / performance ratio.



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Telephone:(0341) 59 33-4921

Bamboo Bar in Gondwanaland

Jungle food stop at the Bamboo Bar

Before you hop on a boat and time travel through the Earth’s history, you can build up your reserves at the Bamboo Bar. Here, light snacks and refreshments are served opposite the boat jetty on the lower village square.

Restaurant Patakan

  • Restaurant Patakan Sitzbereich
  • Restaurant Patakan Buffet
  • Restaurant Patakan vor dem Eingang
  • Sala Thai Haus mit Blick aufs Wasser

Far east flair in the Restaurant Patakan

Anyone embarking on a real expedition through Gondwanaland, may naturally also be really hungry. In the Restaurant Patakan with seating for up to 150 guests, you can sample cuisine from the Far East while enjoying fascinating views of lush tropical surroundings. You will be spoilt for choice when you help yourself to the exquisite daily buffet full of Asian culinary delights. Relax in the lounge with the Buddha statue, while your children romp about in the play area. Alternatively, enjoy your lunch in one of the two Sala Thai Houses, which seat a further 120 guests and are situated on the bank of the jungle river Gamanile.



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Telephone:(0341) 59 33-490


While away the hours in the middle of the zoo

Relax and take a seat in the Bärenburg-Café on one of its terraces near to the giant dragon. The family Kandler provides a tasty selection of food and drink. Here you will find homemade pastries and ice cream or if you fancy something savoury, you can try a barbequed sausage.

You need to be in possession of a zoo ticket to visit the restaurant.

Pond Café

  • Freisitz am Teichcafé mit Pelikan und Enten
  • Freisitz am Teichcafé mit Pelikanen

An idyllic break in the Pond Café

Welcome to one of the most serene places of our zoo. In the Pond Café, which is run by the Kandler family, you are able to enjoy a peaceful view of the water together with cormorants and pelicans. 

Jungle village

  • Blick in das Urwalddorf
  • Sitzbereich im Urwalddorf
  • Sitzbereich im Urwalddorf
  • Sitzbereich im Urwalddorf

Take a break in the jungle village

After an adventurous tour around Pongoland you can take a break in the African jungle village. Here you can enjoy refreshments such as snacks, ice creams or cool beverages, before you continue your tour of the zoo.

Hacienda Las Casas

  • Hacienda Las Casas Außenansicht in einer Abendstimmung
  • Hacienda Las Casas Außenansicht mit Freisitz
  • Hacienda Las Casas Terrasse
  • Hacienda Freisitz
  • Hacienda Essen auf Tisch

Exotic cuisine in the restaurant Hacienda Las Casas

In the Hacienda Las Casas a menu full of culinary delights from South America awaits you. In the refurbished art nouveau building you can enjoy a stylish atmosphere and be waited on at your table. The restaurant Hacienda Las Casas provides seating for 120 guests inside as well as additional seating for 40 guests in a covered terrace area outside and is therefore an ideal location for both small and large groups.  


Reservations :

Telephone:(0341) 58 30-959                

Bon appétit from our professional catering partners

Our catering partner Marché Mövenpick

Marché Mövenpick Deutschland GmbH offers a variety of culinary delights from freshly prepared African buffets to exquisite Asian gala menus. Marché is for you, if you want to meet or celebrate in the Kiwara Lodge, in the Marché restaurant in Founder’s Garden or in the event rooms of the tropical experience world Gondwanaland.

Our catering partner Sodexo

Sodexo Services GmbH spoils you and your guests in the Hacienda Las Casas with South American culinary delights. If you want to celebrate in a more authentic atmosphere in the jungle village, Sodexo also offers snacks and refreshing drinks on warm summer evenings.