Be it the cuisine or the ambience, Kaffi Reykjavík has a wide choice to offer. The restaurant has seven different rooms in all that seat different types and sizes of groups - Kaffi Reykjavik Brasserie, Red Room, Yellow Room, Green Room, Blue Room, Cabaret Room and Cognac Room. Each room offers a unique combination of food, drinks and ambience. The restaurant is popular for providing the best deal in 'Group menus' and also takes orders for special occasions. And don't miss the famous Ice Bar - the interiors are made of ice and the temperature is kept at below zero degree. Now that's 'Ice'land, isn't it?
This sparkly, hip restaurant called Iðnó is located in an old theatre, and still functions as such, offering some of the best shows on offer in Reykjavík. Overlooking the pond, complete with birds and baby birds, this is the place for an idyllic view of the old city center. To be particularly recommended for late dinners. The menu is interesting, with a variety of Icelandic seafood and lamb dishes and some international main courses. The ground floor has a coffee house/bar and a little veranda, where guests can enjoy the quacking birdlife and feed hungry ducks and elegant swans with breadcrumbs.
An enduring tourist attraction, Fjörukráin is actually two restaurants in one. One is Fjaran, a seafood restaurant with a varied menu that doubles as a favourite Hafnarfjörður bar at nights. Next to Fjaran is Fjörugarðurinn, and for tourist groups they offer Viking banquets, complete with traditional Icelandic food, served in the Viking manner on large wooden trays. The décor is in a mock Viking style, all the way from the crossbeams on the ceiling to weapons and shields on the walls. In addition to this the staff sings, providing live music too. With a view over Hafnarfjörður harbour this is an ever-popular experience for visitors to Iceland.
Head over to Vox Restaurant for a sophisticated dining experience, stop at the Vox Bistro for a light lunch, or grab a drink at the Vox Bar. The Restaurant offers modern European gourmet cuisine featuring seasonal products and ingredients. Choose from main courses including catfish, turbot, lamb, beef tenderloin, and suckling pig, and order a wine to complement your selection. The Bistro is a popular spot with its weekday lunch buffets featuring soups, salads, meat and vegetarian main courses, and desserts. The Bar is a great stop before or after an elegant dinner and includes a menu of coffee, beer, soft drinks, spirits, wine, cocktails, and tobacco. Check website for full menus and to book a table.
Throw all caution to the winds and give in to the sheer pleasure of good food and great company. Although this restaurant and bar is open for dinner only, it can be booked in advance for lunch, for 15 people or more. The Tapas Barinn follows the Spanish tradition of making dining a ride to indulge your senses. It's all about letting go. The food here is delicious and served in large portions to satisfy every tummy. Try the Saltfish Catallana Style or the Grilled Marinated Fillet of Lamb and Lobster Tails with Baked Potato, Fresh Salad and Alioli. End the evening with coffee or sumptuous dessert.
This atmospheric little coffee shop offers good breakfast, tasty coffee and occasionally some live music.
Gamla / Old Iceland might be a small restaurant, but it is one of the best places in town to relish Icelandic cuisine. They specialize in traditional yet seasonal meat and seafood fare that is seasoned with wild Icelandic spices ans herbs. Savor their dishes like seafood soup with chunks of fresh fish, white wine, herbs and cream, oven baked ling coated with sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts and herbs, and peppered beef tenderloin with steak sauce. Round off your meal with desserts like coconut and cinnamon apple cake with whipped cream.
Co-owned by baristas Torfi Thor Torfason, Ingibjörg Jóna Sigurðardóttir, Tumi Ferrer and Þuríður Sverrisdóttir, Reykjavik Roasters seeks to redefine the concept of coffee. Formerly known as Kaffismiðja Iceland, the cafe offers some of the best coffee in Iceland which is pressed in small batches to retain flavor. The award-winning cafe is a cozy place with eclectic decor, colorful throw-pillows and music drifting from the LP record player.
Located in Reykjavik, a world capital with a fantastic downtown of just three square miles, The Coocoo’s Nest is a quaint, boho-chic restaurant in the Fishpacking district. The interior is airy, bright, and boasts of reclaimed wood fixtures and fluffy sofas. With the best brunches offered in town, be prepared to have your taste buds blown away by their perfectly baked sourdough bread sandwiches and delicious egg dishes. For dinner, there are different culinary themes featured nightly, so you will never be bored.
For a pleasant early morning breakfast or a hot, wholesome lunch, step into Kaffivagninn situated by the harbour. The menu consists of simple fare, mainly consisting of fish dishes, soups, sandwiches and stews. This fisherman's favorite is plainly furnished and is known for its filling and affordable meals, rather than the ambience. Kaffivagninn also takes dinner reservations for upto 60 people.
Unwind yourself with a cup of warm and comforting coffee at Café Babalú. This coffee-shop delights you by offering a range of coffee variations along with other refreshing beverages. In case you feel hungry, the cafe pampers your palate to a delightful snacks consisting of local flavors and freshly baked goodies. Besides, the cafe satiates your sweet-tooth cravings with the variety of indulgent delicacies on their dessert menu. With its cozy interiors and warm service that makes you feel at home, this is a great spot for catching up with your friends on a relaxing evening.