Uppsalir makes for the perfect retreat when you want to escape the harsh Icelandic chill. A warm fire glowing among the wooden interiors is the picture you'll take home after a visit to this upscale yet cozy cafe. Cakes, coffee refreshments, cheese and the like are the usual treats on offer. A chic bar can help you with something stronger if coffee alone can't warm you up! Uppsalir is also a popular venue for receptions.
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.
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.
Fresh, healthy juices, scrumptious sandwiches, thick shakes and refreshing coffee is served to patrons in a warm and friendly ambiance at Joe & the Juice. Part of a large international chain, this outlet is no less than its other counterparts- prompt service and pocket-friendly prices can be expected at Joe's. Their menu is pretty impressive and features a slew of interesting juices. Fitness enthusiasts will love to quench their thirst with their healthy Immunity juice, Sports Juice and their signature Joe's Green Mile. Their trademark avocado and tomato loaded Joe's Club sandwich is a must try!
Tired of all the shopping? Take a break at this airy and bright cafe located in the Kringlan Shopping Centre. Put your feet up and refuel with a range of snacks and coffees. NK Cafe offers a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of this major shopping centre, where you can energize yourself and hit the stores again.
Café Bleu pampers your palate with flavorsome European delicacies. This cafe is known for serving local delights along with French cuisine. Choose from the various sandwiches, seafood delicacies, baked varieties and more from their menu which have loved by many. Pair your meals with fine wines or other spirits offered on their beverage menu. Located in the Kringlan Shopping Mall, this restaurant is a great spot to enjoy a relaxing meal after an exhaustive shopping-spree. Its cozy interiors take you away from the hustle and bustle of the mall, while its warm hospitality makes you feel at home and gives you a pleasant dining experience.
Make eating out a healthy habit with Lemon. This juice bar and cafe has a warm and cozy ambiance with minimalist decor and soothing colors for their fixtures. Along with a wide array of fresh-squeezed juices and smoothies, they also serve a number of healthy snacks including Greek yogurt, salads, fruit salads, gourmet-style sandwiches and porridge.