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 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.
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…
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.
Cafe in Old Reykjavík

Bergsson Mathús

This popular, no-nonsense cafe features homemade breads, fresh produce and filling lunch specials. Stop by on weekends when locals flip through magazines, gossip and devour scrumptious brunch plates. After 4pm there…
Cafe in Old Harbour

Víkin Cafe

The Víkin Maritime Museum's on-site cafe offers relaxing views of the boat-filled harbour, and has a great sunny-weather terrace.
Cafe in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Kaffi Brennslan

An easy stop for the foot weary on Laugavegur for the slew of coffees, salads and sandwiches, while allowing continued people-watching through its plate-glass windows.
Deli in Reykjavík

Johansen Deli

This new family-run deli in the heart of the high-rise hotel district is a great pit-stop for fresh picnic supplies or a weekday breakfast or ready-made lunch.
Cafe in Old Reykjavík

National Museum Café

The ground-floor cafe at the National Museum offers wi-fi and a welcome respite, with wraparound windows looking out on a flowing fountain. It serves a full range of coffee drinks and wholesome soups, sandwiches and…