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Cafe Babalu

Skolavoerdustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 555 8845
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“panini” (73 reviews)
“lamb soup” (90 reviews)
“crepes” (81 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Skolavoerdustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here to get a quick drink to warm up from the cold. Unfortunately both drinks were luke warm so didn't quite do the job. We did order some cheesecake though which was a good portion and tasted great. The decor and feel to...More

Thank Natstedman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DH and I hopped off the hop-on bus to view the cathedral and we decided to explore the surrounding shopping district. I had read reviews of this restaurant and do we ventured inside. You need to find a table BEHORE you order and then order...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good veggie options. Full of kitschy memorabilia. Definitely a place you could hang out for hours. Enjoy!

Thank 3kidsnotime
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Babalu was recommended to us by friends who visited previously. They have great coffee with free refills if you order regular coffee, free WiFi, and a warm welcome from the staff. The food was delicious, I had the panini and my partner had the...More

Thank Stephie_Thompson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were trying to find a little stop off during one of our days sightseeing and glad we found this! The Decor is AMAZING, so quirky and funky we spent ages looking around! The service was a little slow, the queue seemed to take ages...More

Thank Chinchitchlud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only after we'd ordered and helped ourselves the the great value coffee 500 Ik's including a refill [I suspect you could have more than one!] did I surf the net and find this place as highly rated as good VFM and atmospheric . Great cheesecake...More

Thank Midnightcruiser1949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place serves the most amazing homemade soups and toasted cheese sandwiches!!! It's always busy but speedy service and reasonable prices. Both the lamb soup & the tomato soup were delicious!!

Thank Gareth P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit here when in Reykjavik. The prices were reasonable (for Reykjavik anyway!) and the staff were super helpful and friendly. We had a grilled cheese and a panini for lunch, both were lovely then some cheesecake to follow which was amazing. Great...More

Thank Clyde89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved sitting there in the collection of unusual and different things. Coffee was good and the nutella cheesecake was very very good! Will definitely be back again to enjoy the good atmosphere

Thank siggalaxa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Desperate for shelter from the cold following a very chilly boat trip, this proved to be the perfect stop. Asides from being warm, this quaint yet adorable cafe offered an array of delicious homemade goodies. Make sure to try the cheesecake! Other top points included...More

Thank Emily G
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Karolina P
5 November 2017|
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Just coffee
5 May 2017|
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Response from Tiphaine M |
Hello !! We're open at 9am til 11pm (but we close the kitchen at 10pm) 😊 See ya !!
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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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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, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skolavoerdustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 555 8845
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