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Restaurants in Reykjavik

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23 places to eat in Reykjavik

Restaurants in Reykjavik
Saegreifinn
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It took about 5 laps around the block to find the place but once inside, it was worth the ride. It is a rustic restaurant located in Reykjavik's harbor area and, at first, it was a fish shop. Now, you can buy fish at the front and eat in the rear area of the building. The place is very small (it also has a small terrace but the weather in Iceland is often not warm enough) with 3 or 4 long wooden tables. It is advisable to choose your fish from the fridge (they also have whale) and they will prepare it for you. In addition to the sea-fresh fish, they make a delicious lobster soup which has become famous ... and no wonder! The food is good, the prices are excellent but above all, I recommend a visit to Saegreifinn for how well it reflects the Icelandic spirit (it is full of locals as well as tourists).
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Cafe Babalu
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Babalu was the first place that we stopped at to enjoy a bite to eat and a drink during the first few hours of our visit to the capital of Iceland. The cafe is situated on one of the main streets of Reykjavík, called Skólavörðustígur. It has a rather striking facade with an orange front and on the side you can see graffiti. The narrow entrance gives way to a steep wooden staircase that leads to the second floor where the cafe is. You should go to the bar to order, do not go straight to sit at the table and wait for them to come and assist you. The best thing about this place is its terrace, on our visit we enjoyed a great afternoon sun (it was mid-June) and from there we had a great view of the street and the Hallgrímskirkja.
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Tíu Dropar Cafe
A cozy cafe and decorated with charm in a basement with lots of light from the main street in Laugavegur, Reykjavík, next to everything. It is quiet and here they make homemade dishes that are both sweet and savory: chocolate cupcakes made freshly and served in cup, meals of salmon and lamb from the island, traditional cakes of all kinds. It is a Delightful place.
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Eldsmidjan
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This pizzeria is situated close to the Church (Hallgrimskirkja). It is a 3-storey building on the corner. It serves pizzas of various sizes (25, 30 and 40 cms.)for reasonable prices, usually between 10 to 12 € per pizza. If you order a drink, you pay a certain amount and you can get a free refill from the machine. The pizzas are very good, and the opening hours (open between 11 and 23 hours) and its location make it an ideal place to stop for a bite to eat and still see the city.
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Kebab Husid
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A place to have a quick meal, when you don´t have much money left over. Centrally situated with a cozy environment, for being a kebab place I was surprised at how well decorated it was. Employees served quite slow, but hey, at least they are nice people. The food very good indeed! PD: super nice to see rain while eating.
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Tilveran
Tilveran is located in the heart of Reykjavik and while it's primarily an Italian restaurant, it also has traditional local dishes like Iike, an Icelandic lamb dish. The service is good and the staff is very friendly. The prices are acceptable considering what's normal in Iceland.
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Svarta Kaffid
As I was walking through the city, I happened upon Svarta Kaffid and loved it. Very simple food like soup and bread, but great in the cold weather. We both liked it and actually came back for dinner another day. The service was quick and the two young ladies serving were both very friendly.
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Grai Kotturinn
A small cafe near the center of Reykjavik, halfway between the library and art gallery, where they serve breakfast: pancakes, bagels, bacon with scrambled eggs, and even buttered toast. If you want to start the day with energy, and are looking for a cozy place with lots of charm and few tourists, this is for you. The coffee is delicious. If you are very hungry order their "trucks". They proudly stand out on the menu, but remember, only order if you're hungry;-) You'll find the place thanks to the cat in the entrance windows. In fact, the name of the place is something like "The Black Cat".
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A Naestu Grosum
This restaurant is "the" quintessential vegetarian restaurant in Reykjavik. If you do not remember or do not know how to pronounce the name, by asking for "the vegetarian" everyone will know what you mean It's on the 1st floor of a typical old building in the heart of town, a place full of tourists and young people. The menus are alright, and you can eat there every single day because there is a big choice of dishes according to the season; I recommend the soups and lentil lasagne: they were finger-licking good.
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