// ICELAND // REYKJAVIK //
the place to get coffee in reykjavik
What could be better than a cozy cafe with high quality coffee on a cold day? Nothing. The answer is nothing. Because after braving a rather windy walk from the hotel into the heart of the city on our first day in Iceland after a red eye flight, hot coffee was exactly what I needed.
Granted, there isn’t a ton of competition around, but Reykjavik Roasters has built up a solid reputation among locals and visitors alike. Over the years, they’ve expanded to three locations around the city. All of their coffee is roasted in-house at their original location in Kárastigur. The cafés themselves are cozy and warm contrasts to the often cold outdoors. They cultivate a space to linger with friends and actually spend some time to enjoy a cup of well-made coffee.
Reykjavik Roasters as withstood the test of time. It’s been around since 2008 (though at the time under a different name), and is a beloved coffee institution that brings out the best small-town vibes that Reykjavik (and Iceland in general) cultivates. This is where you get coffee if you’re ever in town.
|Address||Kárastígur 1, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland|
Brautarholt 2, Reykjavík, Iceland
Freyjugata 41, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
|Hours||8 – 17:30 weekdays, 9 – 17:00 weekends|
|Price||$$ – it’s on the pricey side, but then again, dining out just tends to be a little more expensive in Iceland|
|Aesthetic||cozy cabin vibes but also Nordic simplicity|
Go here for: all your coffee needs while you’re in Reykjavik
Order this: a pourover with a flavor profile that fits your taste
Amount of time to spend: do yourself a favor and don’t just get things to go, stick around for a little while
When to come: mornings are calmer, while the afternoons tend to attract a constant stream of people
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Last visited: April 2016
Last updated: April 2018