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Best Coffee Houses in Reykjavik

Mar, 15 | |

Best Cafes in ReykjavikIceland is renowned for many different things including unique culture, rich historical past, iconic landmarks, friendly locals and wild nightlife. What most people seem not to understand is that locals in the country have the most crave for coffee. Reykjavik is a small, cosmopolitan city and capital of Iceland. Anyone who wish to enjoy great Icelandic coffee will most likely be in Reykjavik. To help you locate some of the most amazing places where you can enjoy tasty coffee in Reykjavik, here is a list of top coffee shops in Reykjavik.


Unarguably the oldest coffee shop in Reykjavik, Mokka started operation as far back as 1958. At the beginning of the business, locals found it ridiculous paying exorbitantly for a cup of coffee when they can make it from the comfort of their home. Over the past few years, Mokka has been a place where coffee lovers converge to drink their coffee. More so, this great coffee house became a meeting place for top artists, writers and philosophers who are also looking to enjoy an excellent cup of coffee. Here, you will most likely find great works of arts done by local artists. Today, Makko has become a place where locals and tourists alike go to enjoy great tasting cups of coffee. For a chance to meet new people while enjoying your cup of coffee, a visit to Mokka is a must.


Founded by Aðalheiður Héðinsdóttir in 1990, Kaffitar offers high quality coffee to its guests using the finest local ingredients. Having a cup of coffee in Kaffitar is a dream come true for every coffee lover. The baritas working here are highly experienced and trained professionally to offer great service to every of its guest. Not only does Kaffitar offer great tasting coffee, but guest can also find colorfully prepared sandwiches, pastries, and cakes as well. This place is usually filled with people, especially during the rush hour. Whenever this coffee shop is full, you can decide to sit by the large window facing Bankastræti. This is actually a place to enjoy great views of the Bankastræti and also people watch. You can find Kaffitar cafés and espresso in about 8 different places in Iceland including Reykjavik.


Formerly known as Kaffismiðja Íslands, Reykjavik Roasters is a place to enjoy great tasting specialty coffee whenever you are in Iceland. Opened in 2008, Reykjavik Roasters has been serving locally grown coffee and as well as imported coffee from Nicaragua and Colombia. It serves as a perfect relaxation spot for coffee lovers. One of its unique features is that guest can choose how they want their coffee to be brewed. The place is always filled with locals and tourist. Sometimes, you have no choice but to share your table with other coffee lovers.


Owned and managed by David, Litli Bóndabærinn is a place to enjoy high quality coffee the organic way. Here, guest not only get tasty organic coffee, but can also find delectable meals such as sweet potatoes or veggie sausage rolls and pasties filled with lambs. The products used by the owner are usually fresh and locally sourced.


Stofan, which translate into the living room, is a coffee house that offers a warm ambience, designed to make guest feel like they are in their own living room. Stofan is considered the most comfortable coffee shop in Reykjavik. Asides serving quality coffee, guests can also get pastries, cakes and other delicious snacks. At night, stofan is transformed into an incredible bar where you can enjoy a wide variety of local beers and Irish coffee. Its serenity makes Stofan a wonderful place to relax and read a book or have a good conversation with colleagues or friends. This coffeehouse is also wonderful place to enjoy people watching onto the square.


Located in the main shopping street Laugavegur, Tiu Dropar is one of the oldest cafés in the city. If you are looking for a place where you can enjoy great loving moments whenever you are in Iceland, you should consider this outstanding café. Tiu Dropar is usually crowded with coffee addicts, hungry tourists and avid loungers. This place is one of the most amazing places in the city to have breakfast. There is a wide variety of great tasting waffles, bagels, sandwiches, bacon and traditional Icelandic sweetmeat. One of Tiu Dropar’s main attraction is the tasty French eat soup. Whether you are looking for the best place to enjoy great tasting coffee or delectable meal, you will be adequately cared for at Tiu Dropar.


C is for Cookie is best describe as a colorful and cuddly place where you can enjoy outstanding cheesecakes. You can also enjoy coffee at a more reasonable price. C is for Cookie offers amazing cakes, highly experienced and friendly staff, and a great atmosphere. This place is usually opened to guest daily.

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