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Svarta Kaffid

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Laugavegi 54 | 101, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 551 2999
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Stevenston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cafe was recommended by previous visitors to Reykjavik and we were not disappointed!. It offers two soups contained in a crusty bread bowl and our soup was delicious. The cafe had a nice atmospehere and I would return.

Thank Darrensg5
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138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After researching the area on TripAdvisor this had been a place on our list to eat. We had read reviews which said it gets busy so we went for an early lunch around 11:30 as we were also going Whale watching this day. There was Italian vegetable or Himalayan meat soup. We both opted for meat. The soup was thick... More 

1 Thank nattybg
Tampa, Florida
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not even a huge soup fan but theirs was fantastic. We had our choice of either a pepperoni and beef or a vegetarian option. My husband and I got one of each so we could try both. They both came in a large crusty soft bread bowl and were fantastic. Perfect option for a cold and rainy day. We... More 

1 Thank g8rchick1980
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect for a cold snowy day, 'soup in bread'! tasty, filling and a nice atmosphere. Was very busy, for a good reason!

1 Thank g4t3y
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place although there is often a queue outside to get in! It's a small, warm, cosy restaurant which only sells two different types of soup. One veggie one meat. Soup is served in a bread bowl and it's delicious. Huge portions and great value for money.

1 Thank laradc
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had been recommended this place from a friend and I would have missed it if I hadn't been looking for it. They offer 2 types of soup served in a big piece of bread. We went with a South American Meat soup which was delicious. When we left there was a queue outside the door of people waiting to... More 

1 Thank Rachael M
County Cork, Ireland
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112 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With most restaurants in Reykjavik being very pricey, we opted for Svarta Kaffid for some affordable and filling food. It definitely did not disappoint. When we arrived the meat soup was gone so we got the vegetable option. It was really delicious. The soup was thick and slightly spicey. The bread was crispy on the outside and soft on the... More 

1 Thank rocco11221
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having seen TripAdvisor reviews, decided to come here. Imagined something "cheap and cheerful" but, actually, the soup and bread has to be one of the best I have ever tasted. Would definitely recommend

Thank Airliemouse
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had read about this place on trip advisor and visited on tuesday 21st feb. We called in about 3pm and soon got a table and were given our two choices. We selected the beef, lamb and bacon option, and it soon arrived at our table. It was a hollowed out loaf with soup inside and was delicious! Three portions... More 

Thank Simon S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is a must visit establishment in Reykjavik.......great soups and accommodating staff. speedy turnaround of tables and a fantastic idea. Cant recommend enough.

Thank Xan_Rosie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $18
Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 | 101, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 2999
Tiny family owned soup restaurant in the heart of Reykjavik We are the first "soup in bread" restaurant in Iceland. We've been serving soups in bread for over 20 years and still loving it. We don't 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?