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Skolavoerdustigur 22a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 555 8845
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stumbled upon this place while wandering around Reykjavik and were so pleased with everything about it that we went back a few days later. The staff was friendly, the prices are good (for Reykjavik), and the food is great. It's a quirky, fun place to grab a drink or meal with friends.

Thank ObviousOrange
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just ate here after a long day of Iceland touring. The staff was very polite and the food was amazing and well priced. Not to mention the wait time was only 10 minutes (and the place was packed) We also thought the decorations were random and different and fresh change from the staleness of most eateries!... More 

Thank Adam J
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here. The soup was great and the prices weren't terrible by Icelandic standards. The brewed coffee is bottomless. My husband highly recommends the lamb soup.

Thank Allyalexmch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to get some coffee and mingle with locals and other travelers. And you can't beat free coffee refills!

Thank jakewazzu
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This small café is an authentic café in downtown Rekjavík, near Hallgrímskirkja, It reminds me the alternative places of the 90's. A perfect place to have a relaxed talk with friends. They have nice pancakes, so it's good with kids as well. Service is always friendly and informal which I like. As for the prices, keep in mind that nothing... More 

Thank bldavid
Edinburgh, Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We loved this cafe. To use a 70's phrase it has kind of hippy style. We especially liked the very wide range of teas on offer. It attracts a very bohemian clientele who seem to have good ethical values. It is a very pleasant place to sit and have a quiet chat whilst having a coffee and a snack.

Thank Ali921
Alabama USA
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56 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant with a lot of character, colorfully decorated. Stopped there for coffee and returned later for soup and bread. Just place your order with cashier and sit at table, they will bring food to you. Kind of fun and quirky place to visit

Thank IrishDanny
Bergen, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I spent several nights at Babalu whilst in Reykjavik on my own, and found it to be the perfect spot for bringing a good book to spend some quality time reading and relaxing. The excellent combination of lamb soup and Viking beer accompanied my reading, and the staff were all very friendly. Also, if you´re into boardgames they have plenty... More 

Thank Camalov
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great coffee, fast service, casual environment. The location is convenient to the shopping district and the Hallgrímskirkja church.

Thank pemorton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A real chaos, you order and pay at the bar, get your coffee or tea by your own. A lot to see and talk about, you feel like at your friends house who has a very alternative way of living. The cake looked delicious and you could also order special beverages like cappuchino and chai latte

Thank Juliette H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?