Reykjavík boasts a great café culture, with residents regularly meeting up with friends and family for coffee, cake and conversation and simple food at affordable prices. An Icelandic hot chocolate is a great way to warm those cold bones after a day spent exploring the city and many also host live music and entertainment.
Bar & Cafe Uppsalir
Stylish bar and café – the perfect place for a relaxing coffee or drink by the fireplace, serves light courses, Icelandic dishes and delicious cakes.
Reopened in 2005 after a major refurbishment. Café Oliver is famous for its excellent brunch, which is served every day of the week. In the evening, the place turns into a nightclub.
Two of Reykjavik’s most popular coffee bars, serving some of the best coffee in the country.
For a 1950s coffee-house atmosphere, head to Mokka, Reykjavik’s oldest coffee bar, which has not changed since opening in 1957.