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Bankastraeti 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 420 2700
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bexleyheath
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here on a wet and windy day in Reykjavik as I got up late and didn't have time to visit any museums before my afternoon excursion. The coffee was excellent and it offers free wifi. The cakes looked delicious but I didn't have room. Perhaps next time?

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Thank Alison F
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hit the spot on a wet, cold morning. Pros: Opened at 7:30 so was one of the only places open after a very early morning flight. Tasty breakfast sandwich, amazing chai latte, free regular coffee refills. No line for a table, counter cafe. Free WiFi access which it seems is the norm in Iceland. Cons: Small portions and very expensive... More 

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Thank Yaryna H
Manila, Philippines
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here because the review raved about the coffee and the pastries. The coffee was below average and the pastries were dry and tasteless. Give this place a pass; the city has much better to offer.

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Thank elsbethcat
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe reminded us of Starbucks. Great coffee, pastries and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. We found ourselves going here frequently during our week in Reykjavik. They also serve loose leaf tea which is far superior to tea bags. So Kaffitar is a coffee & tea drinkers delight.

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Thank JMH101
Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot for a coffee and people watching. I grabbed a table by the window and watched the city go by. The coffee was excellent and the free refills were wonderful! I also really enjoyed the pastry- it was perfectly flaky and delicious. Overall, the coffee shop had a really cozy and welcoming vibe. It'd be perfect... More 

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Thank Annie W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to pass by on a cool Reykjavik afternoon. Great location and shop, but most importantly the coffee was great tasting!

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Thank Joey G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best pot of tea my husband has had in years! the ambience is very welcoming. The bagel with Hummus is delicious.

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Thank lisa b
Chino, California
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to try the different coffeehouses, so we waited for 7:30am for this cafe to open. Great atmosphere, and very popular, lots of locals come here. We had their breakfast sandwich (ham, egg, cheese, thick piece of bread) and the tuna salad (open face sandwich, tuna salad) on a toasted bread. Excellent meal to start the day. Decent prices,... More 

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Thank Chazz B
California
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Who doesn't love a good caffè macchiato? Weird people. Had delicious ones here. Nutella croissant to add to me developing belly fat. So good, you can't say no. Perfect location. Walk up the cold street, stop and have a hot drink, keep moving up the street until your next warm stop. I'll have to come back here in their summer.

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Thank Paprika25
Crieff, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

We stopped in here for breakfast - coffee and hot chocolate very good. We had cinnamon rolls but there were plenty of other things to choose from.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik>  > Miõborg
  • Neighborhood: Miõborg
  • Phone Number: +354 420 2700
Description
Kaffitár is an Icelandic roasterie, specializing in importing, roasting and serving the finest Arabica coffee beans. Apart from the roasterie, the company owns seven coffee stores-espresso bars or cafés. They are located at our roastery in Reykjanesbaer, in Kringlan shopping mall, in Smáralind shopping mall, down town on Bankastraeti, in the Culture house at Hverfisgata, in the National museum and at Höfdatorg. We buy 75% of our coffee directly from the farmers, this we call "from farmer to cup" which means that our buyer, has visited the farm and selected the coffee. Lots of our direct coffee comes from Ricardo Rosales at Jesus Maria in Nicaragua. El Injerto in Gvatemala and Daterra in Brazil are also farms which we buy a lot from. Our experience is that we get better coffees and more consistent quality. Kaffitár also runs it's own Artisan bakery, Kruderí witch specializes in sourdough bread and delicious pastry.

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