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“Brilliant little place.”
Review of Cafe Babalu

Cafe Babalu
Ranked #5 of 40 Coffee & Tea in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

We popped in here to escape the rain. What a discovery!

It's homely, friendly, cosy and just so nice and a tad quirky. The remote controlled colour changing lights in the spotless toilet says it all!

The atmosphere is relaxed, the service friendly and welcoming and the food simple and tasty. The homemade soup and toasted sandwich at 1000 isk was an absolute bargain.

This place is worth looking out for. Top marks.

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Thank poppybamboo
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

This place has bags of character with mismatching furniture, random rugs on the wall and loads of scribbles/doodles from previous customers covering the table.

We had a coffee and tea with a slice of cheesecake and it was very nice. It was a great pit stop and good prices but having gone into some of the other coffee bars Reykjavik has to offer next time I may be headed elsewhere (but maybe we're not the target market)

Thank Ed R
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Loved this cafe - very warm relaxed welcome, quirky decor, amazing cakes and excellent service - what more could you want! Highly recommend.

Thank WSussex1
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Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

This very small coffee shop is quite cozy with different decors. Restroom is a star wars theme which was very unique. Its a great place to have coffee with friends and just chill out after a long day of shopping.

Thank May C
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Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Loved it! All kinds of quirky decor items, relaxed vibe. I enjoyed my vegan chili while my husband had their tomato soup with toast. Affordable and fresh! A good selection of sweet treats and hot drinks too! A perfect place for a quick break. (Free wifi also.)

Thank giulietta429
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