Of all the memories I have from my time in Iceland, some of my favorites include moments spent in amazing restaurants in Reykjavík. We’d set off for our daily journey by walking throughout the city in the late morning light (or at times, morning darkness) and stumble into warm eateries that we had heard were worth the visit. *Updated* Since I first wrote this post, I’ve been back to Iceland multiple times. I’ve now edited this post to include photos and experiences from multiple trips to Reykjavík.
If I could pick the perfect day, it would probably include starting my morning at Bergsson Mathús. In addition to their food being fresh, stellar, and totally satisfying, their employees are continuously friendly.
We have started every single trip to Reykjavïk with an early breakfast at Bergsson. That’s right, we get off the plane at Keflavïk, get our rental car, and head there for a bread plate, brunch plate, coffee, and perhaps a pain au chocolat.
Want to learn more about Bergsson Mathús? Check out my blog post: My Favorite Breakfast & Brunch Spot in Reykjavík — Bergsson Mathús.
Full disclosure: I’m obsessed with Sandholt. I can’t even count all the times I’ve gone there, at this point. From grabbing pastries while on the go to eating breakfast and lunch there to stocking our apartment at Black Pearl with fresh-baked loaves of bread from there, I have had numerous experiences at Sandholt. And, every single experience I’ve had there has been stellar.
In the mood for something savory? They’ve got that! (They have A LOT more than sandwiches — that just happens to be what I’ve photographed.)
Have more of a sweet tooth? No worries, Sandholt offers a dizzying array of pastries and sweets.
I love Sandholt so much, that I have a whole blog post dedicated just to them. Check it out if you want to learn more about this awesome place: Sandholt — A Favorite Bakery of Mine in Reykjavík.
Grey Cat Cafe (Grái Kötturinn)
This cozy eatery offers large breakfast meals that are sure to keep you warm and full even on the coldest of days. I ordered a really hearty breakfast of tasty eggs, bacon, potatoes, and toast. The quiet and dimly-lit restaurant is such a peaceful place to enjoy breakfast in Reykjavík.
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