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Skolavoroustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 555 8845
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Tubingen, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have passed by this place so many times & finally went in to try! It's really cute, warm & cozy & the staff were friendly. Very interesting decorations on the walls. There were lots of people in here on their laptops & phones, I guess due to the free wifi. Had a great chai latte, nice & hot, not too... More 

Thank LizW_2017151
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Cafe Babalu on Sunday Morning. We had Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Crepes. It tasted delicious. The Atmosphere was so nice. So much things to see and explore inside the cafe. I will be back for sure. Tip: take a look at the toilet downstairs- a star wars experience awaits you.

Thank AndreaS16
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate a Babalu twice - the first time upon arrival in a torrential downpour. The lamb stew, tomato soup, grilled cheese and tea were perfect for the two of us- all tasted good and were priced reasonably for Reykjavik. The second time was for lunch- this time we ate on the second floor and enjoyed the yummy chocolate cake. Staff... More 

Thank cnb_happy
Springfield, New Jersey
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a late afternoon lunch at Babalu which was delightful. The eating area is rather small, but cozy. I believe there is a second floor eating area, but we were on the first floor. We ordered the lamb soup which was just right for a cold rainy day in February. The vegetable/pesto panini was also very good. Prices were... More 

Thank linda d
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful quirky little cafe. My grind and I had yummy local lamb soup for a fraction of the price of most places. Great taste and great if you are on a budget.

Thank Lovingtraveleurope
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional, relaxed and friendly. What more do you need. Great place to sit and read or use the free wifi Coffee and 3 hot chocolates with cream for 2,190 ISK.

Thank Simon H
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit tight for our family of six and a little confusing on order process. Food yum and staff really friendly would be nice to have a few smaller options for kids but ours just shared. Only small thing was the kids hot chocolate was cold so more like choco milk :-)

Thank Susan A
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Babalu is our favourite cafe to visit when we're in Reykjavik! We love the atmosphere and quirky decor and mismatched furniture. Babalu serve great drinks and food - they do a good selection of vegetarian food and their homemade cakes are amazing! It's the best place to hang out, people watch and chill for a couple of hours.

Thank Emma P
Glasgow, Scotland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Cafe Babalu as my wife had spotted its reviews before going to Rekjavik and we were not disappointed. Excellent coffee and wonderful NY cheesecake served by friendly staff.

Thank David B
Amherstburg, Canada
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best lunch ever. It is a very friendly place and the food was much than expected. Very highly recommened.

Thank ALMAR1988

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skolavoroustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 555 8845

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?