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Svarta Kaffid

Laugavegi 54, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 2999
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“soups” (555 reviews)
“soup in bread” (111 reviews)
“beef” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Laugavegi 54, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Often there's a short line outside, but it's totally worth the wait. Soup is delish, cozy atmosphere inside, good prices by Icelandic standards.

1  Thank jewels89
Reviewed 6 days ago

All the energy usually used in buying plates and washing them up all the time seems to have been sent in the good direction of great soups. Don't miss this when you go to Reykjavik!

1  Thank esw66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Several days we had to wait in line to get into this relative small, cozy restaurant because it is that good. Their menu is simple..at least 2 kinds of homemade soups served in a fresh baked hollowed out bread bowl. They also have a variety...More

1  Thank Phil Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, extremely fast service, and great atmosphere. I would highly recommend if you want a quick lunch or dinner option.

1  Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must admit, I was skeptical - turns out for no reason. We had the potato leek soup and lamb stew, both were fantastic and cream based. I have to give a slight edge to the lamb because of the depth of flavor with tomatoes,...More

Thank CatherineJohn75214
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really tasty soup in bread, gives such a home feeling and not so expensive comparing to other cafes.

1  Thank Aljona G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great daily vegetarian and meat options. Sometimes there can be quite a wait, but it's worth it. Soup in a bread bowl is delicious!

1  Thank HeatherMarie6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place specializes at soup in a bread bowl and it definitely hit the spot. Bread is super crusty, I gave up trying to eat the whole thing. Worth the trip, but expect a wait.

1  Thank Timmy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good budget choice. Comfortable simple soups (two choices daily) served in bread bowls. Full bar. That's it. Your server is the menu. My wife and I were so glad we ate here. I was surprised how filling the meal was.

1  Thank nuckman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of course it is expensive, EVERYTHING in Iceland is, but for Iceland, very reasonable. Meat Soup was delicious and filling. Enjoy it with a local beer. You won’t be disappointed.

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Questions & Answers
Sarah S
January 19, 2018|
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Response from Mfh R | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid no gluten free option
July 5, 2017|
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Response from Sue M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take credit cards.
March 6, 2017|
Response from Stefania Tinna M | Property representative |
Good day to you dear traveler! Yes! We sure are open and will be serving our soups aaaall day long! On behalf of Svarta, Tinna
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$8 - $18
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laugavegi 54, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 2999
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A tiny, family owned soup restaurant in the heart of Reykjavik. We are proud to be the first and the original "soup in bread" restaurant in Iceland. We've been serving soups in bread for over 20 years amd we love it. Please note: We do not take reservations, ever - but swing by and we will do our best to fit you in with smiles on our faces! :)
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