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Reviewed February 7, 2021

I tried eating new places each time it was time to eat, I tried Cafe Loki because it was right next to my hotel, the food was very good, the price is pretty high for the amount of food you get though.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 28, 2021

One of the more traditional spots to eat in Reykjavik. Food is very interesting and everything taste pretty good. Most of the food we've eaten in Iceland are very good, but not particularly distinctive, so this was an interesting break.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed October 22, 2020 via mobile

This spot became a favorite during our Iceland adventures!! The mashed fish is delicious. I had it other places on the trip, but this was the best. Their geyser bread ice cream was good too... somewhat like a rye bread/cookies and cream flavor. This spot...has upstairs seating, a great view of Hallgrimskirkja, and clean bathrooms. Would recommend eating here.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2020

A great location to take a break when visiting Hallgrimskirkja. Use the side door to walk upstairs for a better view of the church - Hallgrimskirkja. Varied food selection allows you to be daring!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 2, 2020

One of few places offering 'old' Icelandic menu. Who knows whether it's authentic, but certainly different including fermented shark served with a shot of local schnapps, and several fish dishes - all delicious. Helpful staff explaining ingredients if necessary. Cafe rather than restaurant reflected in...opening hours. Close to cathedral so can get busy and booking advised.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 28, 2020

There are many restaurants and cafes to enjoy in Reykjavik, but nowhere else is there such a winning combination of authentic Icelandic food and stunning views as you'll find at Cafe Loki. Located just yards away from the iconic Hallgrimskirkja church at the top of...the hill, Cafe Loki has been a firm favourite of mine since my first visit in 2012 - and it's still going strong now. I've enjoyed many lunches here over the years, and on my most recent trip, I opted for the slow-roasted lamb shank, which came with buttered potatoes, carrots, turnips and a rich gravy. It was just as good as it looked, with the melt-in-the-mouth meat cooked to perfection, pleasingly accompanied by the spot-on vegetables. Sat by the window, the excellent food was enhanced by the sensational sight of the rocket-ship shaped church just across the road - this really is "food with a view". The service was great with friendly staff on hand, backed by an enjoyably jaunty soundtrack of Icelandic music too. I also managed to find room for a dessert, choosing the rye bread ice-cream dish, which was flecked with chocolate, and drizzled with rhubarb syrup - another mouthwatering selection. Many things have changed in Reykjavik over the last few months, as we've seen everywhere else in the world. Cafe Loki remains the same as it ever was - the home of authentic Icelandic cuisine, with the best view of Reykjavik's most famous landmark. Takk fyrir for that!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2020

The name and location is great. I thought the food was standard. I had the lamb shank and didn't think it tasted great.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

On the top of Reykjavik by a magnificent Church. It seemed like other customers like their food but I just had a drink.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 2, 2020 via mobile

Lunch at cafe Loki is superb. Authentic Icelandic food and very good coffee. If you are lucky you will meet the waiter Mirceac from Moldovia.He is one of the finest people we had the good fortune to meet.Also his advice on what to eat was...excellent. There is also a wonderful lady with long blonde hair who remembered us from a previous visit.Even when very busy she makes you feel very special. A wonderful place for food lovers and the atmosphere is relaxed. On fine days one can sit outside and hear the bells of Hallgrimskirkja.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 31, 2020 via mobile

Try the option with the fermented shark. It is not as bad as its reputation 😉 And don't forget the Schnapps with it! It was a yummie selection of local food in a suitable portion to try...

Date of visit: July 2020
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March 2, 2020|
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Response from cafeloki | Property representative |
Hi out opening hours are 10-21 now and we serve beer all day
January 12, 2020|
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Response from cafeloki | Property representative |
Hi if you want you can of course make a book a table in advance on our webpage or call
September 1, 2019|
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