Cheap (but delicious) Eats 

Bæjarins Beztu

The best hot dog in town (they say the world). We tend to agree. If you are looking for a late night snack or a quick lunch, this Icelandic right of passage will hit the spot.

Tryggvagata, near Kolaportið flea market, 101 Reykjavik.

Tel +354 511 1566

Svarta kaffið

Great for lunch. This cave-like cafe serves up piping hot homemade soup in bread bowls. The best cold day lunch in Reykjavik. Finish it off with a fantastic coffee and apple cake. YUM.

Sunday to Thursday 11:00am – 1:00am Friday & Saturday 11:00am – 3:00am

Laugavegur 54, 101 Reykjavik

Bakarí Sandholt

The best bakery in Reykjavik, Sandholt serves up homemade chocolates, pastries and great stuffed baguette sandwiches. The bakery is 4th generation family owned, and was the first in Reykjavik, open since the 1920’s.

Open daily 6:30am – 9:00pm

Laugavegi 36, 101 Reykjavik

Tel +354 551 3524

Kex Hostel

Don´t let the name fool you. This is a hip and nicely decorated eatery with a great bar. A favorite of many locals for an afternoon beer. Last time we checked they were serving the best burger in town, again.

Open daily 8:0am – 10:00pm

Skúlagata 28, 101 Reykjavík

Saegreifinn (The Sea Baron)

Two words: Lobster Soup. Try it. Have you left yet? Why not? Get going. Founded by a retired fisherman and former Coast Guard chef (now deceased and dearly missed), this is a bit of a local legend. No frills, but comfortable with a great local vibe.

May to August 11:30am – 11:00pm September to April 11:30am – 10:00pm

Geirsgata 8 (in Reykjavik’s Old Harbour), Reykjavik

Tel +354 553 1500

Cafe Loki

If you are looking to try some Icelandic delicacies and oddities in an informal environment, Loki is the spot. Serving up both regular food as well as a range of local grub (rotten shark, anyone?) you have the opportunity to try without investing too much. I recommend the Icelandic Tough Guy, which comes with dried shark, fish, schnapps and local rye bread.

Monday to Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm

Lokastigur 28 (opposite the big church on the hill), Reykjavik, 101

Tel +354 466 2828

Coocoo’s Nest

 The Coocoo’s Nest is a small family restaurant located in Reykjavik Iceland, inspired from California and Italy.During weekdays they offer a healthy & tasty deli lunch menu with salads, soups, & sandwiches made with homemade sourdough bread. In the evenings, the restaurant becomes more Italian influenced. On Wednesday & Thursday nights they offer gourmet sourdough pizzas. Friday & Saturday nights boasts of a more complex dinner menu with select choices of starters, homemade pastas, meats or fish & a few well-chosen desserts.All days they offer aperitivo from 17-19 (Italian happy hour, little tasters come with each drink). The Coocoo’s Nest also prides itself in offering a comfortable surrounding for private parties with customized catering.

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Saturday from 11am to 22pm
Sunday’s from11am to 16pm
Monday’s – closed
+354 552 5454