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Cafe Babalu

Skolavoerdustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 555 8845
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (96 reviews)
“lamb soup” (73 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Skolavoerdustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a cup of coffe and dessert. The atmosphere was great! Eclectic and fun! Order at the counter and find a seat! Pretty affordable!

Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Babalu is owned by a former New Yorker who has relocated to Reykjavik, and he is hilarious! The decor is quirky, the music vintage, and you have to use the Star Wars themed bathroom, it will blow your socks off! We had grilled cheese...More

Thank Indyflower1961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much personality! Friendly staff, tasty food, timely service. We had vegan chili, grilled cheese, and lamb soup. The authentic street chai was amazing. Still having sticker shock on food prices here!

Thank amybbky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at this establishment! Coffee is the best in Reykjavic, café is very picture worthy. The customer service is amazing! I had an issue where it looked like credit card had been charged a few times for coffee and the manager (I...More

Thank Tyler W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop for coffee and a snack or light meal. Hot chocolate was delicious! Good friendly service. A great find.

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nic nacs of every kind and variety are displayed through out this shop. I only had a cup of tea and a pastry on my visit but they offer quite a selection of paninis, soup, cheesecake, cookies and the like. People seem to come in...More

Thank flameforever
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their cakes are the sweetest thing I have ever had in my mouth. You can just die of sweetness but it's worth it! :)

Thank nataszaprotasza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped inside for a chai latte (680 ISK) and a coffee (480 ISK). The staff was very open and helpful and the place has a very cozy feel. It's perfect for a hot drink or warm meal while walking around Laugavegur. Worth the visit!

Thank TravelBuddy411
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a light lunch and coffee but the vegetable lasagna looked wonderful. Wish we had time to return to try it!

Thank ELLlady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cafe Babalu for dinner on a cold damp December evening. The cafe was warm and cozy with a very quirky, but fun, vibe. This cafe serves up some great vegan/vegetarian options. We had a delicious veggie chili and lasagna that was so welcoming...More

Thank TruthTrvls
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5 May 2017|
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Response from MVO1989 | Reviewed this property |
I checked their website. They are open 7 days a week 11A-11P.
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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Rebecca S
17 October 2016|
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Response from Juliette H | Reviewed this property |
I only had coffee and cake but these were great
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skolavoerdustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 555 8845
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