Top Choice Burgers in Old Harbour

Hamborgara Búllan

The Old Harbour’s outpost of burgerdom and Americana proffers savoury patties that are perennial local favourites. Russell Crowe was spotted here while filming in 2012.
Top Choice Market in Reykjavík

Frú Lauga

Reykjavík's trailblazing farmers market sources its ingredients from all over the countryside, featuring treats like skyr (yoghurt-like dessert) from Erpsstaðir, organic vegetables, rhubarb conserves, meats, honey, …
Top Choice Cafe in Reykjavík

Café Flóra

Sun-dappled tables fill a greenhouse in the Botanic Gardens and spill onto a flower-lined terrace at this lovely cafe that specialises in wholesome local ingredients – some grown in the gardens themselves! Soups com…
Top Choice Pizza in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Hverfisgata 12

There's no sign, but those in the know come to this cream-coloured converted corner house for some of the city's best pizzas with fabulous family-style ambience. Cheerful staff work behind the copper bar, and round …
Top Choice Cafe in Old Harbour

Coocoo's Nest

Pop into this cool eatery tucked behind the Old Harbour for popular weekend brunches (dishes kr1700 to kr2200; 11am to 4pm Friday to Sunday) paired with decadent cocktails (kr1300). Casual, small and groovy, with mo…
Top Choice Cafe in Old Reykjavík

Stofan Kaffihús

This laid-back cafe in an historic brick building has a warm feel with its worn wooden floors, plump couches and spacious main room. Settle in for coffee, cake or soup, and watch the world go by.
Hot Dogs in Old Reykjavík

Bæjarins Beztu

Icelanders swear the city's best hot dogs are at this truck near the harbour (patronised by Bill Clinton and late-night bar hoppers). Use the vital sentence Eina með öllu (‘One with everything’) to get the quintesse…
Cafe in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Grái Kötturinn

Blink and you'll miss this tiny six-table cafe (a favourite of Björk’s). It looks like a cross between an eccentric bookshop and an underground art gallery, and dishes up delicious breakfasts of toast, bagels, panca…
Fast Food in Old Reykjavík

Hlölla Bátar

Keep it local with a greasy sub sandwich in Ingólfstorg Sq.
Cafe in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Café Loki

Near Hallgrímskirkja, you can duck in here for a bite to eat and a cup of coffee in a pinch, but there are more exciting places within 500m. Best seats are upstairs with a view.