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Cafe Babalu

Skolavoerdustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 555 8845
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“panini” (73 reviews)
“lamb soup” (90 reviews)
“crepes” (81 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 yesterday via mobile

Maybe the coffee is good, but don’t eat here! Our food was truly terrible - tasteless, dried out from sitting around all day and grossly overpriced for what it was (even by Reykjavik standards). The staff were nice, but we weren’t offered a refund when...More

Thank AnnaArmadillo
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a cafe culture in Reykjavik and getting a good coffee or hot chocolate is relatively easy.. Cafe Babalu doesn’t disappoint. Good friendly service is the norm. Good cakes and snacks compliment the drinks. The quirky nature of the cafe doesn’t detract from the...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a quirky and cosy artsy café, not far away from the beautiful Hallgrimskirkja church. The décor is very funky and full of kitchy, retro items. The food and drinks were pretty good, we ordered berry pancakes and cups of tea and coffee. You...More

Thank Lu L
Reviewed 6 days ago

I found this small cafe after coming out of the beautiful Church of Hallgrimur which was just up the street.The weather was freezing cold so i was glad to get inside.I just wanted a plain ham and cheese sandwich and I got a plain ham...More

Thank mobile_6
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stumbled across this cafe on a quest for tea and cake in Reykjavik on a cold afternoon. It was just what we wanted. A cosy little place with the best cheesecake we'd ever eaten. I really liked the help yourself to tea section too....More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here twice during our honeymoon. The food was good but very expensive, as was everywhere else. I was surprised by how rude the staff was during both visits. They made me feel like I was inconveniencing them to make/bring the food I was...More

Thank Dominic B
Reviewed 1 week ago

a funky café with nice coffee. they only have a small menu of daily specials, but everything I had was really nice. A few great dishes is better than a lengthy menu of average dishes anyway!

Thank zoe1939
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here to get a quick drink to warm up from the cold. Unfortunately both drinks were luke warm so didn't quite do the job. We did order some cheesecake though which was a good portion and tasted great. The decor and feel to...More

Thank Natstedman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

DH and I hopped off the hop-on bus to view the cathedral and we decided to explore the surrounding shopping district. I had read reviews of this restaurant and do we ventured inside. You need to find a table BEHORE you order and then order...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good veggie options. Full of kitschy memorabilia. Definitely a place you could hang out for hours. Enjoy!

Thank 3kidsnotime
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Karolina P
5 November 2017|
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Response from michellejade2009 | Reviewed this property |
Just coffee
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
16 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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