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Cafe Babalu

Skolavoerdustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 555 8845
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“panini” (66 reviews)
“lamb soup” (79 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Skolavoerdustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate here several times for dessert with coffee and breakfast. We really enjoyed the chocolate cake. This place is very interesting with a star wars themed WC. It is recommended!

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the mellow vibe here and the music was great, along with a welcoming staff. On my visit here, I had the daily special, which was homemade cream of tomato soup and a grilled cheese panini. It was done right (I felt like...More

1  Thank MarilynnSun61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining outside and suddenly we found that place with antler, teapot, embroidery on the wall, money from more than 20 different countries were hanging... all table set differently... toilet in the name of Star Wars :) but still a friendly and homy place...More

Thank Ecetera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first place I stopped on my visit to Reykjavik. The staff was welcoming and friendly. I had coffee and pastry. They have nice outdoor seating area in back. The Free WiFi was fine.

Thank GlenLivet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really cute and cozy upstairs. Can be a perfect quiet corner for getting work done. Went for delicious deserts- cookies and crepes almost daily whenever I was in Reykjavik.

Thank margmorg813
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rated this as "Average" because the cafe was super cute. I spent about two hours here as shelter from the rain. There are two floors so lots of seating including balcony seats. Coffee with free refills ($5.50 cdn) but not very good coffee. It...More

Thank Grizel F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Babalu has a hippie/Icelandic motif. There are a variety of choices on the menu and the food is tasty and filling and we could afford it. One thing to remember in Reykjavic is that prices for everything are much higher than at home.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fine enough, until I realized I was short changed 500ISK on a 2480ISK meal. If you don't mind that risk, sure, go ahead. Oh, and the soup itself was pretty watered down.

Thank briantoronto
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I went here with friends. It was a nice warm meal. The grilled cheese was delicious, the tomato soup was cold but I guess it did the trick. The decor is very eclectic, the music was good. Nice relaxed place to enjoy some okay good.

Thank eat_travel_learn
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Very cool decor which gives it a laid back, quaint and quirky vibe. The hot chocolate was very nice and so were the crepes. One of my favourite cafe's in Reykjavik.

Thank kellabaloo
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5 May 2017|
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Response from MVO1989 | Reviewed this property |
I checked their website. They are open 7 days a week 11A-11P.
Rebecca S
16 October 2016|
Response from pgl74a |
Pas mauvaise mais pas excellente non plus (pratiquement pas de viande) ; Hot; it's good on winter !
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16 October 2016|
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Response from Juliette H | Reviewed this property |
I only had coffee and cake but these were great
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skolavoerdustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 555 8845
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