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Cafe Loki

Lokastigur 28 | 101 Reykjavík, Reykjavik, Iceland
00354-4662828
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Ranked #40 of 296 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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Duluth, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Right across the street from Hallgrimskirkja, the bustling lunch scene at Café Loki offers visitors a great overview of Icelandic cuisine. The menu includes 4-5 Iceland Plates that offer a sampling of everything from dried fish (which I call "fish jerky") to the notorious hákarl. Come on! Be daring! Earn your Iceland bragging rights by having hákarl at least once!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped by Cafe Loki for some brunch and the food was good, interesting and affordable. I couldn't resist trying the rye bread ice cream for dessert - it was to die for! <3 I have an ice cream maker at home, and I'm so going to try and make rye bread ice cream my self :D (and if I... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Coffee shop on first floor; restaurant above. Same menu. Icelandic plates plus ala carte. I had lamb pate on rye bread for lunch. Next day returned for dinner: lamb stew. My husband had a variety of fish a la local cuisine. Skyr dessert also yummy. Place is not large but right across the street from Hallgrimsskirla, the must-see church that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I came here twice, once on my own and then as part of a food tour. The first time I had an Icelandic plate, 2 pieces of Rye bread, mashed fish and egg and I think herring, but the real star is the Rye bread Icecream, you just have to try this stuff.

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belton,tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Amazing location and excellent coffee.The staff was so sweet and helpful.Very clean but best of the location.Sitting outside and looking at the amazing Lutheran Church was just so delightful.Must see, must do !!!!

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leuven
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Good place for pie and Theaw we love the skyr pie and the carrot cake! Close to the church. Free Wifi

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We tried the taster menu II and you definitely wouldn't want more than a taste!! The shark was not to my taste (or smell!) at all and the dried fish was... interesting too. But it should definitely be sampled as it is the local cuisine. If you do share this there were plenty of other plates that sounded delicious too... More

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Oxford, UK
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were surprised how quiet this was because there are so many good reviews. Like everywhere in Iceland, it is not a cheap menu but you certainly don't feel ripped off. We went for two of the Icelandic menus, including the fearsome rotten shark. They proved to be good choices, with a nice selection of fish and meat on each... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We just happened to be in the area at lunch and decided to stop in. The staff recommended the special of the day "mashed fish". It sounds terrible, but it was delicious (chunks of haddock, mashed potatoes and cheese -- YUM)! A great Icelandic comfort food, for sure. The price was great and they have two portion sizes (small for... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I stopped in for a light bite and decided to try the skyr cake, mostly because it used two of my favorite Icelandic staples - skyr and rhubarb. It was fantastic! I went back a few days later intending to have another piece of skyr cake, but I was intrigued by the rye bread ice cream. Rye bread and ice... More

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