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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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“crepes” (120 reviews)
“lamb soup” (101 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Skolavoerdustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Stopped in here for a quick lunch. My husband had lamb soup and I had grilled cheese sandwich. Both were very good. It's a funky little spot that people seem to be drawn to. Make sure you go into the bathroom if you're a star...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chevyflygirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

good menu of some comfort foods and several hot beverages as well as beer and some liquor. cool decor, seating upstairs and downstairs. nice stop to warm up or hang out

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank WTH9
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in this bar for a short coffe break after visiting the church. Atmosphere is very nice and relaxed. Stuff polite and professional. Good selection of hot beverages and quick snacks.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cheezroll
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe is full of artifacts. No table service but a good place to stop for coffee and cake when out and about in Reykjavik

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Julie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn't speak more highly of this place! Lovely, warming food with a fantastic atmosphere - great staff, and a quirky interior. Not the sort of place for a fancy meal, but great no-frills food at a very palatable price compared to most of Reykjavik!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rhiannon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here for a coffee on our last day. Ordered a latte and a chai latte, really good. But the lemon pancake that we ordered to accompany it was delicious. Really nice ambient atmosphere lots of people in, not overcrowded. Maybe cost was a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JKMackem1974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like most places in Reykjavik this place is overpriced. What got me is I only had some beef soup and not much beef in it and it was close to $18 U.S. In the states this would be less then $9 but here it is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the few places that's open throughout the holiday period in Reykjavik (24-26th Dec). Decorated in a higgledy-piggledy kitch style this cafe reminded me of travelling in San Francisco or Dublin. Very studenty, it's cosy and friendly. They have a limited menu...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank deptfordgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had passed by and spotted this coffee shop, due to the unsual decoration, so we stepped inside to have a coffee and a cake and it was lovely. I ordered espesso and the skyr cake, it is like a cheesecake, and the others had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank stamatelopoulos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re in the area, make sure you stop by. This place is nothing fancy but 100 percent unique! Lots of things hanging on the walls and cute spots to sit and share a conversation with someone. They have a small menu but good offerings....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Katy R
August 16, 2018|
Response from perfect_spy | Reviewed this property |
The type of cheese a mouse likes.
November 5, 2017|
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Response from michellejade2009 | Reviewed this property |
Just coffee
May 5, 2017|
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Response from 275tiphainem |
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, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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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