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Cafe Loki

Lokastigur 28 | 101 Reykjavík, Reykjavik, Iceland
00354-4662828
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Ranked #47 of 304 restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $20
Cuisines: Scandinavian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cafe Loki offer Icelandic meat soup, Icelandic plate, homemade bread and cakes. Icelandic traditional homemade dishes are our specialty. Beautiful view over Reykjavik, Hallgrimskirkja church and to mountain Blafjoll. Icelandic food.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cafe Loki offer Icelandic meat soup, Icelandic plate, homemade bread and cakes. Icelandic traditional homemade dishes are our specialty. Beautiful view over Reykjavik, Hallgrimskirkja church and to mountain Blafjoll. Icelandic food.
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I am a big fan of Iceland - its nature, and its people. In my second time in Reykjavik, I feel as I returned to visit a friend. And, it did not fail to please me, my husband and our friend with its unique charm and beauty. When we started the trip, (we thought) we had a challenge: finding vegetarian... More

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Natick, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This cafe was right across the street from our hotel/hostel. We ate there twice during our stay in Reykjavik. My wife was delighted with the three types of herring which she greatly loves. I was surprised that I enjoyed the dried fish which I slathered with local butter. The food is Icelandic (but avoids whale, dolphin) with excellent meat soup... More

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Moscow, Russia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The name itself has been promising, we caught it as soon leaving the main church. We bought here a poster with the symbols and the story of this god. Coffee for my friends and a special tea for me (arctic thym, islandic moss...) and pastries - all delicious. Prices are affordable. Service hearty and speedy. Interior is well thougt.

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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a little cafe across the street from Hallgrimskirkja. We seated ourselves on the second floor, and the servers were very attentive, explaining all of the food options and answering any questions we had. Our table by the window was great for people watching in the street below and across the street at Hallgrimskirkja. We didn't like the food,... More

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Athens
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11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Pro: next to Hallgrimskirkja, friendly stuff Con: Icelandic traditional plates with minimum quantity and quality I and very very exensive honestly can not understand the enthusiastic reviews Definitely there are much better options for dinner with the same prices in Reykjavik

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went there for tea and had some love balls and they were fantastic. First time I ever tried them. Those who don't know, love balls are basically Icelandic pancakes with raisins inside that look like balls. There were tables and chairs outside to sit and fortunately the weather was sunny to view the church, while eating those balls and... More

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Parksville, Canada
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40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After a visit to Hallgrimskirkja we chose the nearby Cafe Loki to escape the rain. Lots of variety in tasty Scandinavian style lunch plates and I just had to try their ryebread icecream which sounds odd, but was delicious. Service was cheerful and friendly.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great service, great location and a great representation of traditional Icelandic food. Two friends and I walked in, were seated immediately, and were approached promptly by an enthusiastic young server. We ordered enough food to feed 4-5 people, and then we proceeded to clean every plate. We enjoyed almost everything we ate. But the standouts were the meat soup and... More

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Tucson, AZ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Have made 3 visits to Iceland; would not think of being in Reykjavik without going here at least once. The lamb soup, and home made black flatbread are consistently wonderful. Loki has expanded to now include the ground floor.

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devon uk
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great little cafe looking out onto the Hallgrimskirja church. We went here to experience some traditional Icelandic food. We were not disappointed. We had a delicious lunch of herring on rye bread. It was all very fresh & beautifully served. Service was good. Would definitely recommend.

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