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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%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (113 reviews)
“lamb soup” (91 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 23 December 2017

This place is crazy, just what was needed at Christmas! chicken game over, lamb soup with bread and Icelandic butter, good service and happy staff, big snowman looking at you along with a monkey and a wild boar with a tea cup on its head....you...More

1  Thank JH72
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We only dropped in for a coffee but were pleasantly surprised. The staff are very friendly and the coffee was great. Plenty of seating upstairs as well. Close to the cathedral and boutique shops. Highly recommended.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This place doesn't look like much from the outside but it a lovely place to have some traditional Icelandic food. Very good prices too. Not a huge menu but has enough choice for a light meal or snack My husband had the lamb soup which...More

Thank Priya M
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We stopped in here for a drink and to warm up. The cafe is cozy and the drinks were good, they even have a star wars themed loo.

Thank Sarahc011
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We went here after the church and really enjoyed the atmosphere this cafe provides. The staff were super friendly and the various art work, Knick knacks and music gave the place a really great vibe. The dessert however, was pretty average. We didn’t try the...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

They have plenty of vegetarian options, are reasonably priced, and everything was delicious! Thoroughly impressed with this adorable little cafe that we stumbled upon. 🙌🏼

Thank Emily K
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

One thing the Icelanders do well is food and coffee. Though anywhere you go is expensive the servings and quality of the coffee was great. Especially being a coffee snob and struggle ng through Italy France and the Uk unable to find a good one....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Found this cafe due to needing a restroom. What a find, even the restroom was fun. This place has so much charm and character about it. It felt comfy and homely. I couldn't help but fall in love with it. The food was fabulous! It...More

Thank 526michellem
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Food was great. Staff friendly. Ambiance lively. Enjoyed this place immensely. Had the veggie pasta and tomatoe soup. So good.

Thank Councilof9
Reviewed 28 November 2017

I can't praise this place highly enough. Tasty home cooked food, friendly service and such a cosy and relaxed atmosphere. Prices were also reasonable. Tomato soup was so good we went back the next day for more! Really fantastic place for vegetarians too...

Thank Liz G
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Karolina P
6 November 2017|
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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
17 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
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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