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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%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (113 reviews)
“lamb soup” (91 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Skolavoerdustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

One of the few places open on Christmas , it was warm and welcoming. Good paninis ,Pesto s/w,chocolate and crepes. Quaint decor- had currencies from all over the world decorating an alcove and the latest Star Wars movie picturised in the cloakroom.

Thank Jyotsna2013
Reviewed 9 January 2018

On my first trip to Iceland in 2014, we had soup and sandwiches here. I had fond memories of that food, so I went back to find it on my latest trip. The lunch special (tomato soup and grilled cheese was a good value ......More

Thank Erin J
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Lamb soup recommended. Small menu but comparatively reasonable. A good place for a lunch or an afternoon coffee.

Thank EricWhiteside7
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I organised an event here on christmas day when it was much too crowded, but the place is nicely furnished and decorated. Good menu, friendly staff and good location.

Thank thimmyb
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The food and coffee are good and the staff friendly and helpful. If you're exploring Reykjavik it's the perfect place to warm up with a snack. The cafe is tiny so expect to have to squeeze past people, but it does have a second floor....More

Thank Man-in-black-12
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Nice quirky cafe, sells crepes and paninis which was nice for us vegetarians. You have to seat yourself but there are two floors. Service is friendly and quick. Portions are a good size. Free wifi. Accepts credot card. On the main road of central Reyk.

Thank curioustraveller104
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We popped in here for lunch on a wet day and it was a great pit stop. We had hot chocolates and coffees as well as crepes and lamb soup. Food and drinks were tasty and the service was friendly. It’s in a good location...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Terrible! Asked for 2 dishes, and was brought out to us in less than 20seconds. The vegi chilli was cold as ice, and when i told him it was cold, he grabbed my plate and stuck it in the microwave....And then forgot to take it...More

Thank Kunal K
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

This was our go to cafe over Christmas as it was one of the only places open that was reasonably priced & didn’t charge a surcharge for Christmas. Food was great & the staff worked extremely hard in this time - they were all friendly...More

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Our first stop in downtown Reykjavik after quickly walking through the Lutheran church (not that interesting) was Cafe Babalu. It's warm, cozy, eclectic, cool and serves up some serious coffee and chai tea.

Thank LeGrandBateauxNoir
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Karolina P
6 November 2017|
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5 May 2017|
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Response from Tiphaine M |
Hello !! We're open at 9am til 11pm (but we close the kitchen at 10pm) 😊 See ya !!
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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