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Skolavoroustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 555 8845
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Th food is mediocre at best. Had the tomato soup and cheese combo. For the price you can get better elsewhere Quirky decor, eclectic, bric and brac type vibe. Coffee is overpriced and bitter. Yeah the toilet is Star Wars themed but so what? Overall I was disappointed after reading such good reviews of the place.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice place to stop for a coffee and slice of cake. The service is friendly, and the surroundings quirky: from the currencies of the world hanging from the walls to the Star Wars toilet. It was hard to tell if people were queuing for the toilet or to photograph the Han and Leia toilet sign. The coffee was good,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Babalou is warm and inviting with a sweet menu ( crepes, sandwiches, coffees, beautiful desserts) and vegetarian options. You place your order at the downstairs counter and it is brought to you on the main floor or upstairs. We enjoyed cappuccinos, grilled cheese( Gruyere type cheese in garlic bread) and shared an apple crisp. It was all very homey and... More 

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Thank ellen r
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cute cafe with vegan carrot cake (tasty but super sickly) and an amazing Star Wars themed toilet that even plays the soundtrack. Great spot to warm up on a wet day.

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Thank Jay S
Tubingen, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have passed by this place so many times & finally went in to try! It's really cute, warm & cozy & the staff were friendly. Very interesting decorations on the walls. There were lots of people in here on their laptops & phones, I guess due to the free wifi. Had a great chai latte, nice & hot, not too... More 

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Thank LizW_2017151
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Cafe Babalu on Sunday Morning. We had Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Crepes. It tasted delicious. The Atmosphere was so nice. So much things to see and explore inside the cafe. I will be back for sure. Tip: take a look at the toilet downstairs- a star wars experience awaits you.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate a Babalu twice - the first time upon arrival in a torrential downpour. The lamb stew, tomato soup, grilled cheese and tea were perfect for the two of us- all tasted good and were priced reasonably for Reykjavik. The second time was for lunch- this time we ate on the second floor and enjoyed the yummy chocolate cake. Staff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a late afternoon lunch at Babalu which was delightful. The eating area is rather small, but cozy. I believe there is a second floor eating area, but we were on the first floor. We ordered the lamb soup which was just right for a cold rainy day in February. The vegetable/pesto panini was also very good. Prices were... More 

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Thank linda d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful quirky little cafe. My grind and I had yummy local lamb soup for a fraction of the price of most places. Great taste and great if you are on a budget.

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Thank Lovingtraveleurope
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Traditional, relaxed and friendly. What more do you need. Great place to sit and read or use the free wifi Coffee and 3 hot chocolates with cream for 2,190 ISK.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skolavoroustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 555 8845

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?