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Cafe Babalu

Skolavoerdustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 555 8845
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crepes” (112 reviews)
“lamb soup” (95 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 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite while walking downtown Reykjavik. We had tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich for around $20 USD. It was GREAT, especially good because of the high prices in Iceland. The atmosphere was upbeat and fun. Service was fast and...More

Thank cban50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great coffee (free refills), great food (I had the Icelandic Meat Soup), great atmosphere, and Wifi right in the heart of Reykjavik. What more can you want? P.S. Check out the bathroom. You won't regret it.

Thank Clarissa G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is unique in it’s atmosphere with walls littered of tapestries, American cultural references, and much more. There are two levels including a patio for the rare sunny day! The space itself is small but somehow there are many types of seating including couches,...More

Thank Corrie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just happened to stumble upon this tiny gem. A cozy cafe with a good seating capacity spread over 2 levels as well as an outdoor seating space. The decor is very pop sort of. It's filled with tiny toys and miniature cartoon character collections,...More

Thank The-Fernweh-Stories
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hot chocolate out of this world. Atmosphere like visiting your grandma who loves to collect things. Great soup and the best vegetarian chili. Takes the chill off.

Thank Howard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Babalu is so cute on the outside. That and the name (reminded me of the Desi Arnaz song) first attracted me. Stopped in for a quick bowl of soup. There was a line and after that it took a few minutes to get my...More

Thank Maggie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on the spur of the moment. Gosh what a nice friendly place with lovely owner, great coffee and muffins. Best toilet in Iceland. Don't miss this gem. Wish we were hungrier to try more of the menu

Thank Beatrice H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful decoration, great music and polite staff. Great for coffee and breakfast. The most interesting kafe in the centre.

Thank Parvy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We checked the menu here and it looked good for lunch. The place was full of knic knacks and Star Wars characters in the bathroom. Cozy tables and a very pleasant staff. I had a good vegetable soup and my husband had a Panini. The...More

Thank GRITSMassachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had one meal and one coffee at Cafe Babalu last week and enjoyed it immensely. The staff are really friendly, even on Culture Day, when things were crazy busy, and everyone was looking tired! The food was tasty, the coffee great, and the decor...More

Thank Scott H
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Katy R
17 August 2018|
Response from perfect_spy | Reviewed this property |
The type of cheese a mouse likes.
6 November 2017|
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Response from Michelle O | Reviewed this property |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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