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Cafe Loki

Lokastigur 28 | 101 Reykjavík, Reykjavik, Iceland
00354-4662828
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Ranked #34 of 275 restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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.
Restaurant details
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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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Me n my was having a great experience of tasting the fermented shark (plater 2) together with some lamb and some potatoes! The shark really smell ammonia which I personally cant accept when I have the first bite on the small little cube of shark! But its worth to try it! Staff was friendly n helpful. The place is clean... More

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Buffalo NY
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We stopped into Cafe Loki for a small lunch one rainy day in Reykjavik. My boyfriend wanted to try their lamb stew so we gave it a try for a mid afternoon snack. There was no one else in the little cafe, and we didn't go upstairs to the restaurant so I can't really say about that. The woman behind... More

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London
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27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Specialising in meat soup (i.e. stew) and mashed fish (i.e. fish pie) but you can also taste such things as fermented shark. A relaxed and unpretentious place that is more of a cafe than a restaurant, facing the Hallgrimskirkja. Recommended.

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Bothell, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

On the plane I watched a little video about the sites and must do items in Reykjavik and Cafe Loki was on it and wouldn't you know it was also the first place that serves food that I came across. We split an Icelandic plate and even tried a bite of the traditional shark dish. Service was friendly fast.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stopped at Cafe Loki after visiting Hallgrimskirkja - this was a minutes walk from there. With a great view of the Hallgrimskirkja you have a good amount to choose from on their list of food. I opted for the "Icelandic Plate III" which was two rye bread slices, one with mashed fish & the other with egg & herring.... More

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London, but often travelling
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Worth a visit to sample some traditional stuff (for example sheep's head jelly, and fermented shark) that you just cannot get elsewhere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Cafe Loki was the first place that we ate at in Reykjavik. Being that they serve traditional food and they are located across from gorgeous Hallgrimskirkja, it was an obvious choice. I selected the classic lamb soup with rye bread. My friend ordered the mini-buffet of smoked trout on rye bread, a salad, rye bread ice cream with a side... More

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Walldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

This place seems to have specialized on tourists who are ready to try some real Islandic stuff at affordable prices. With the Islandic llates #1 and #2, we got an interesting mixture of traditional Islandic food, including the fermented shark ("eat this last and don't chew it too long") - in addition to this, you need to have a Islandic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We loved the cafe so much we visited twice in the two days we spent in the capital. Boh times we each had something completely different and everything tasted fantastic. Definitely recommend the Loki tea to any fellow tea enthusiasts, and the rye bread icecream which is absolutely fantastic and like nothing I've tried before. The staff are lovely as... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

It was a neat little cafe to try some interesting food. The service was great! It is a clean restaurant with a great view.

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