This is a traditional Danish restaurant in Reykjavík, specialising in Smorrebrod, which has enjoyed an unbroken tradition as Danish culinary culture for the past 100 years. The Danish are unacknowledged masters of food, and the series of sumptuous open sandwiches offered here combines taste and elegance to perfection. Situated centrally, in one of the modern buildings of Lækjargata, Jómfrúin (meaning the virgin or the young lady) is ideal for cosy lunches, as well as quiet dinners.
Spread over two floors, the trendy restaurant turns into a groovy nightclub as the clock strikes 10. Although it can be expensive, Vegamot is too cool to ignore. Armed with an extensive drinks and food menu (soups, sandwiches, main and small courses), it does everything to put you into the right mood. Located across from the Mál & Menning bookstore, Vegamot is definitely the place to be seen.
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.
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.
C is for Cookie delights all its guests with scrumptious delicacies and refreshing beverages. This cozy cafe is popular for serving delectable sandwiches, egg preparations and more and is ideal to drop by for a wholesome breakfast before kick-starting a busy day. In case you are feeling a little more indulgent, C is for Cookie pampers your palate with sinful desserts like cookies, cakes, pies and more. Unwind yourself after an exhaustive day with a steaming cup of coffee or other hot and cold coffee variations offered here. Its prompt service and intimate interiors make you feel at home and are ideal for catching up with your friends.
Fiskfélagid or Fish Company is situated close to the harbor, in a heritage building dating back to 1884. As the name suggests, it specializes in seafood and incorporates globe-spanning flavors into its recipes. The dimly-lit spaces with flickering candles are ideal for romantic meals and there is plenty of artistic emphasis in the decor. The imposing brick walls, artworks, fireplace, chimes and photographs exhibited on the walls create a deluxe ambiance. The menu offers dishes like French sushi, salted cod, lamb and Arctic charr preparations, complemented by intercontinental red and white wines. There is also a selection of champagnes for special occasions. Prior reservations are recommended.
Ginger í 10-11 is part of a popular chain of health food joints in the heart of the Icelandic capital. This Ginger í 10-11 outlet occupies a busy spot in the northern part of the city. The family-friendly restaurant offers an exciting menu of fresh salads, peppery chicken sandwiches, wraps and decadent desserts. For beverages, one can choose from hot coffees and freshly juiced smoothies. Service remains pleasantly quick, while the efficient and courtoues staff ensure you have a enjoyable dining time at Ginger í 10-11.
A casual spot offering authentic Asian fare, Bambus has been a Reykjavík tradition for quite some time. Located in the northern part of the city, this oriental cuisine eatery offers an exciting menu of some legendary preparations from across the Asian continent. The various chefs at Bambus rely on their years of experience at various noted hotels and restaurants across the world. They use freshly sourced ingredients to serve up classic Asian fare with a contemporary twist. The restaurant decor is stylishly done and the staff is always courteous and attentive. Bamboo bar at Bambus offers a relaxed ambiance to sip on some chilled concoctions like cocktails and wines.
Handmade from scratch, the succulent and juicy burgers served at the Roadhouse are a delight for those who appreciate the simple pleasures of a well-cooked meal. Tuck into specialty burgers like the Texas Mac & Cheese with bacon and Kansas BBQ sauce, or the Doughnut Burger with smoked pork, bacon, egg, mustard glaze and a powdered sugar doughnut. If your feeling particularly famished, go for the Empire State with a grilled cheese sandwich tucked between two hamburger patties, onion rings, bacon and more. Add on a side of hand-cut fries and a serving of baby back ribs to share, and you'll have yourself a meal that is sure to leave you in a happy daze. Other American favorites like onion rings, chicken tenders, cheesy fries, shrimp cocktail and banana splits are offered as well, and are no less enticing that the Roadhouse's signature burgers. Stop by with family and friends for a meal that you won't soon forget.
Pylsuvagninn Laugardal is popularly known as one of the best hotdog places in the city. Located by the Laugardagur swimming pool, the no-frills restaurant is a is a great place to grab a quick bite on the go or a snack after a grueling session at the pool. The pocket-friendly restaurant also has a number of combo offers. So drop in, pick out your favorite hotdog, grab a soda and dig in.
A cozy cafe in the city, Café Mílanó is known for its warm ambiance and prompt service. Their menu features a variety of refreshing beverages and quick bites. They are also known for serving heavenly desserts. Their patio area is attractively laid out and patrons can enjoy sipping onto their cuppas as they soak in the sunshine. The interior of the cafe is quite simple and features several paintings by local artists.
All you vegetarians will be delighted to find this 'Salat Bar' located at Faxafeni 9. The eclectic range of appetizing salads at Salatbarinn will leave no room for complaint when it comes to finding your favorite salad. With patio seating available, come by and feast on healthy food while basking in the sun and soaking up some vitamin D.