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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Cafe, European, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was in Reykjavik twice and the first time I visited, this cute cafe was closed. I was drawn to the bright orange color of the building facade and badly wanted to try it. I was so happy that it was open the second time...I visited the city. The cafe is quirky and eclectic with different forms of art decorating the walls, figurines, and other pieces. The service was excellent and the Skyr yogurt cake was good, as was the coffee. There were a lot of locals there too, which is a sign of it's popularity. There is seating upstairs and downstairs. There is an orange cat named Josie who may make an appearance as well!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for dinner one night with our two kids. The staff was so friendly and helpful and the decor is fun and eclectic. We had the grilled cheese and fries and my son had the crepe and we all enjoyed our food. The...Skyr cake was delicious also. Be sure to check out the bathroom while you are there also. If you like kitties, there is an orange cat that likes to hang out at Cafe Babalu and she is the sweetest. She sat with us in a chair at our table while we ate our dinner.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cafe cat deserves a five star rating on its own. A bit weird, but a very charming place. Cosy and good coffee. Would recommend hopping in.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Top marks. Delightful atmosphere, really delicious brunch/ cafe food with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Friendly, English-speaking staff. We even had a visit from the local cat! 😻

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun inside and out, this cafe also served the perfect food for us! Tomato soup with grilled cheese, and fries with grilled cheese - two specials that were filling and great value. The decor is fun and quirky - we loved it - and you...should definitely experience the toilet! Loved the skyr cheesecake too!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 17 March 2022

The space is cozy and charming and the food was quite good. We went daily for our morning coffee and a pastry. The apple crumb cake is heavenly and the chai lattes are delish!

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 14 March 2022

What a cute eccentric cafe! This place is great! I got the grilled cheese and tomato soup - different cheese than I am used to as an American - a welcome change! My husband got a crepe and tea. So many cool decorations and the...bathroom was really cool, haha! Definitely recommend this place, they had a wide selection of food and drink options and they staff was very friendly.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 4 March 2022 via mobile

Great quirky bar in centre of Reykjavik, a warm comfortable welcome from cold unpleasant weather. Visiting the toilets is a must 😁

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 21 February 2022 via mobile

One of the most warm welcomes in Reykjavik! Coffee was amazing, the food choices are limitless, even for people with alergies and intolerances. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 20 February 2022

Situated on the main street just a 5 minute walk from the Hallgrímskirkja church this place cannot be missed due to its pale blue and bright orange exterior. If you think the outside is a bit eccentric, wait until you see the inside it's an...eclectic mix of postcards, currency, books and ornaments. Service is very laid back and we had to clear the dishes of the previous occupants we even had the cafes cat for company whilst we were In there. We only went for hot chocolate to warm us up on a bitterly cold day and the price was £10 for 2 cups about the going rate for Reykjavik.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Hello ! We are using Gouda cheese😊
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Hello !! We're open at 9am til 11pm (but we close the kitchen at 10pm) 😊 See ya !!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cafe Babalu

Yes, Cafe Babalu offers takeaway services.

Cafe Babalu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5