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Kaffitár offers the best coffee to be found in Reykjavík. Whether it is Arabian or Jamaican coffee you prefer, at Kaffitár you will find these, and more. All coffee is freshly ground; in fact, they grind it on the spot. They also have an excellent selection of tea. You can either sip your tea or coffee or grab one freshly made cuppa to go. Last but not least they have superb filled bagels!
Popular for power lunches and quiet dinners, this seafood restaurant known as Humarhúsið actually has a very innovative menu at a reasonable price, compared to others in its class. The place is blessed with perfect service and smart design, and is situated in a row of the oldest buildings in Reykjavík, called the Bernhöftstorfan. The restaurant itself is housed in a 1838 Norwegian timber-framed building, offering a view over Lækjargata. Humarhúsið is a very presentable example of Reykjavík's best. As the name indicates, lobster is the speciality, but apart from that the menu consists of a variety of dishes, meat (including an excellent whale dish) and fish (a very elegant sushi is a favourite).
Cafe Solo enjoys an ambiguous identity that comes from being a lot many things at once. From a decent cafe-bar and bistro during the weekdays to a throbbing discotheque at weekends, the place lets you have an insight into 'the good life' of Reykjavik. To add to it, its off-the-street location makes it a great stop for a cup of coffee or a mug of chilled beer with some light fare. Do not hesitate to drop in even if you're in a large group: the special group menu offered at Solon will take care of that!
At the corner of Bankastræti and Lækjargata, this excellent restaurant is a tourist favorite. Cozy and usually rather crowded, it still manages to be peaceful and dignified. The interior design reflects the age of the house, which is situated in a row of the oldest buildings in Reykjavík, called the Bernhöftstorfan. The restaurant building is a 1885 timber-frame, originally a bakery. Apart from the main restaurant there are two banquet rooms/halls for groups. The menu consists of traditional Icelandic cuisine, with emphasis on fish and lamb.
Skólabrú is one of the many Icelandic restaurants offering a homely, dignified atmosphere in one of the city's oldest houses. With excellent service and an international, classy menu, Skólabrú can really claim distinction among Icelandic restaurants. However, this also means that this is a pleasure that does not come cheap. Nevertheless, it is highly recommendable, not least for the cosy cognac room on the second floor. A banquet room in the wine-cellar seats up to 50 guests at long-tables. The menu offers international cuisine, as well as the usual range of Icelandic specialties with emphasis on delicious fish dishes.
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.