Top 9 Places To Eat Breakfast In Reykjavik, Iceland

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Having a population of only 360,390 people in an area of 103,000 square kilometers (64,000 square miles), Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in the entirety of Europe. The country is known for its quality hot springs, northern lights, having the purest drinking water in the world, low crime rate, and love for peace. Some of the most popular attractions in the country would be Blue Lagoon, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls, Hallgrimskirkja, and Kirkjufell. Its top activities would include just about any outdoor activity you can think of, and enjoying food as well as drinks. Adventure and eating seem to go hand in hand when you visit the country of Iceland. People visiting the country are usually looking for great adventures and breathtaking sceneries, which you can only get by doing all the physical challenges such a trip would entail. So, gear up and eat right because you’re going to need it. Down below are the top places to eat breakfast in Reykjavik, Iceland to give nutrition as well as satisfy the palate.

1. Grái Kötturinn

Grai Kotturinn
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Opening its doors to the public since the year 1997, Grái Kötturinn has over two decades of experience in serving the best breakfasts in Reykjavik. The restaurant is cozy, filled with books, is well-kept, and has a homey feel, which makes breakfast even better. Their signature dish is known as The Truck, which consists of American pancakes, bacon, potatoes, tomatoes, toast, and fried eggs. They also sell a wide range of breakfast items such as grilled bread, hot drinks, pancakes, and bagels.

Grái Kötturinn

Address: Hverfisgata 16a, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Website: Grái Kötturinn

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 2:30pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 2:30pm

2. The Laundromat Cafe

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Opened in the year 2004, The Laundromat Cafe is a unique restaurant that aims to promote socializing with other people in a comfortable environment by not only serving great meals but also having a laundromat theme, which definitely helps as a conversation starter. The restaurant is cozy, vibrant, well-ventilated, well-lit, and feature many unique design and decors. They serve burgers, salad, sandwiches, nachos, and a variety of vegetarian meals. As for drinks, they serve, soda, smoothies, shakes, wine, beer, coffee, and tea.

The Laundromat Cafe

Address: Austurstræti 9, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Website: The Laundromat Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 8am - 10pm; Thu: 8am - 11pm; Fri: 8am - 12am; Sat: 9am - 12am; Sun: 9am - 10pm

3. Sandholt

Amazing pastries at Sandholt bakery
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Sandholt is owned and managed by the fourth generation of the Sandholt family, a family of artisan bakers. The place is one of the oldest bakeries in Iceland that are still serving the community to this day. They serve European and Scandinavian cuisine. Some of their breakfast options are yogurt, homemade granola, fresh croissants, sourdough bread, and Skyr (available in vanilla, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, and peach flavor). Sandholt bakery is a nice place where customer can enjoy their breakfast in a cozy, well-lit, well-ventilated, clean, and vibrant place.


Address: Laugavegur 36, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Website: Sandholt

Opening hours: 7am - 6:30pm (daily)

4. Brauð & Co

Emphasizing quality and taste, Brauð & Co is a place that combines the course and wholesome style of Viking cuisine with the chef’s precision and knowledge in baking some of the best bread in the country. Entering the bakery, customers will enjoy the aroma of the freshly cooked bread baked in a variety of sweet and sour flavors. Some of their popular menu items are sourdough bread, rye bread, croissant, vanilla cups, chocolate cups, muffins, pretzel, cookie, and milk chocolate. The shop is well-kept, spacious, vibrant, well-ventilated, and nicely lit.

Brauð & Co

Address: 16 Frakkastígur, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Website: Brauð & Co

Opening hours: 6am - 6pm (daily)

5. Bergson Mathús

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Serving food made from the highest quality of ingredients, Bergsson Mathús aims to serve great wholesome food you can share with friends and family. They serve dishes such as the Breakfast Disk, Bergsson Brunch, Bergsson Bread Dish, and Bergsson Vegan Brunch, as well as a variety of sourdough bread. As for the drinks, they serve orange juice, Græna Þruman (The Green Thunder), and Bleika þruman (Blush The Thunder). The place itself is contemporary in design, clean, well-ventilated, has good lighting, and have big tables that promote socializing with other people.

Bergson Mathús

Address: Templarasund 3, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Website: Bergson Mathús

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 7pm; Sat - Sun: 7am - 4pm

6. Prikið

Burger & Chips
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Offering a fun and lively atmosphere and serving tasty food, Prikið is a place for visitors looking to socialize with other people. Some of their menu items include the Ronald Vegan, ASAP Rocky, Soup of the Month, Street Corn, and Vegan Vagninn (Vegan Brunch). The place offers live music events from the talented local and national musical performers of Iceland. Prikið is well-kept, spacious, with moody lightning and a disco ball, and has a pub aesthetic. The place is unique as it offers great breakfasts in the morning and at night, doubles as a lively bar.


Address: Bankastræti 12, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Website: Prikið

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 8am - 1am; Fri: 8am - 4:30am; Sat: 11am - 4:30am; Sun: 11am - 1am

7. Kaffitár

Kaffitar cafe
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Specializing in the production of high-quality coffee, Kaffitár is a place that will surely wake up every fiber in your body. Some of their favorite methods of producing coffee are cold brew, Mokkakanna, Pressukanna, Syphon, Woodneck, and Chemex. Aside from coffee, they also serve biscotti, cakes, hummus, cinnamon buns, and a variety of pastries. The place is well-ventilated with its very open settings, brightly liy, clean, very elegant, with contemporary design and decors.


Address: Bankastræti 8, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Website: Kaffitár

Opening hours: 7am - 5pm (daily)

8. The Coocoo’s Nest

Coocoo's Nest
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Offering some of the healthiest and tastiest breakfasts, The Coocoo’s Nest offers a unique menu throughout the week. Every Wednesday and Thursday, they offer gourmet sourdough pizza, while on Fridays and Saturdays, they serve a more complex menu, and every evening they offer Italian dishes. On regular days, they serve sandwiches, salad, soups, pancakes, steak and eggs, eggs Florentine alla Coocoo’s, and The Coocoo’s Omelete. The restaurant is elegantly rustic in design, is well-ventilated, has good lighting, well-kept, and vibrant all throughout.

The Coocoo’s Nest

Address: Grandagarður 23, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Website: The Coocoo’s Nest

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 4pm (closed on Mon)

9. Kaffihús Vesturbær

Bröns í dag frá 11:30-15:00. Kvöldverður frá 17:00-21:00 sjáumst!

Posted by Kaffihús Vesturbæjar on Saturday, 2 June 2018

Offering quality coffee and a variety of wholesome breakfast dishes, Kaffihús Vesturbæjar is a popular bistro in Kaffihús. A lot of people visit the place after enjoying a swim at the nearby swimming pool across the street. The place itself is cozy, warm, nicely lit, quiet and with good ventilation and simple, raw design, utilizing earthy tones throughout the interior. Some of their popular offerings are the lamb shanks with roasted vegetables, burgers, cakes, puddings, toasts, and fries.

Kaffihús Vesturbær

Address: Melhagi 20, 107 Reykjavík, Iceland

Website: Kaffihús Vesturbær

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 11pm

Enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast

People visit Iceland not to shop or find the best amusement park in the area, but to explore, breathe, and find dreamlike sceneries. To explore Iceland, taking your breakfast is the most important thing to do in the morning so you have enough energy throughout the day. The list above may help you find the best places to enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast.

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