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“Cutest place in the whole galaxy” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Babalu

Cafe Babalu
Ranked #4 of 25 Coffee & Tea in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Cutest place in the whole galaxy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

Unbelievable. It's a super cute cafe that feels like an Icelandic cabin. Great decor. Friendly safe. Super hip.

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Danish first
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English first
Vancouver, BC
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Cozy boho cafe to while away part of your day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

When walking back from the Church, this is the perfect stop for a cup of coffee and something good to eat. Look for the blue door and climb the stairs. I have no idea how old this building is, but it is a very quirky space that is full of character and charm. We share a good piece of fluffy cheesecake and had coffees to our liking. This is a quiet spot, to curl up with a friend or your computer (free wifi).

  • Visited October 2011
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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A rare 5 x 5...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

8 days in Iceland, found our way here on half of them. The dessert menu is ridiculously tasty, and even the regular coffee is great. Wifi is a great bonus and was fun playing Othello on vintage couches. Thanks for the great chat too Thorrluth, and apologies for blowing the spelling of your name!

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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very fun place to while ay the day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2011

We loved the decor and atmosphere here. Service good and everything we ordered was tasty and reasonably priced.

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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Cute, bohemian cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2011

Really enjoyed the feeling when we ascended the stairs to find a colourful, homely, creative, bohemian-feel cafe.

Another customer boosted this further, by picking a guitar up from the corner and playing amazing spanish folk songs.

We would have sat on the balcony if the weather wasn't 'liquid sun'!

Cawfee great too at this uber-friendly place. (We didn't eat).

  • Visited July 2011
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