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PRICE RANGE
$9 - $19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, Healthy, Soups, International
FEATURES
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed June 7, 2022

I have been going to Kaffihusid Gardurinn for 20 years. Very often I have taken my children with me and often I meet friends there for a healthy lunch. It has the best soups and vegetarian/vegan dishes in town. It is family owned, the family...eats there themselves which says a lot I feel. No short cuts when it comes to ingredients. The food is simple, healthy and delicious. Everyday there is soup of the day and dish of the day. With the soup you can have homemade spelt bread or a gluten free bread and houmus or butter. They make the houmus themselves and it's the best houmus in town. They have two different kinds of houmus. One is with sundried tomatoes. Delicious both. The cakes are the best one in town too. Organic coffee and if you do not like coffee I recommend having a cake and chai (with soy milk). It's divine.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 2, 2022

In dining review. The meal is a special instead of a large selection. The ratatouille was perfect for a spot of lunch even though it was a little pricy.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 24, 2021 via mobile

Delicious, hearty home made vegan food! Very reasonable prices and huge portions ! Everyday is a different menu, we tried the Caribbean soup ( tastes like the Rastafari Ital stew) very yummy, dahl soup, neat roast, I forgot the name of the other dish we...had, but was delicious too! My family tried all the cakes and my favourite was the vegan apple pie . The owner is a very friendly and humble guy , and in one of our visits we saw Bjork there with her daughter! They were sitting behind us . The place attracts a hippiesh crowd as I saw lots of quirky characters there, very lovely vibe!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 1, 2021 via mobile

We visited here to the end of our trip and wish we had been earlier. The food is top notch and prices were very very reasonable indeed. Its a set menu but different each day (starter and main) with a delicious wide selection of vegan...cakes.we had a lovely Carribean tomato soup (pictured) and a lightly spiced and fulfilling spinach tart. Lovely simple setting but with a real charm. Really friendly owners and the food is absolute terrific. If you're veggie this a a must visit but I'd recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 23, 2021

The food here is fantastic, and the staff is very friendly. Perfect spot if it's raining (as it usually is in Iceland) or you are in need of a healthy meal as a pick-me-up. It's worth mentioning that the food is not cheap, but I...believe it is well worth the price.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2021

Popped in at 3pm, still serving lunch! The food is delicious with the menu changing daily. Lots of options for homemade cake and a decent cuppa. All round a lovely visit, would go back.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021 via mobile

Beautiful place, homemade vegan food and yummy desserts, kind staff. Reasonable price! Loved the Chili and Turkish lentil soup. Just the right portion. Happy to have found it :-)

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 24, 2021 via mobile

Cozy, relaxing, healthy, correct pricing. Friendly and patient hosts. Covid aware measures. Tastefully pasties and soup.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 10, 2021 via mobile

The food is not great but it's ok. A bit pricey for what it is tho. I guess it also depends on which dish it is (since every week and day they change menu) and we got not so lucky with a simple chili and...rice. The terrace is cozy when it's sunny 😊More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2020

we chose this place for a break and then a lunch before leaving. We appreciate a lot the tranquility of the space and the selection of dishes, daily made and fresh. small selection but the healthy one should appreciate. It deserve a stop surely.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed June 23, 2020

Every week a different menu, every day a different meal and a soup. Come and pick either the meal, the soup or both. Choose the size (small or large), pay and sit down. The rules are simple, the food excellent. It's easy, it's healthy, it's...vegan, it's great.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

Glad we did our Trip Advisor research before visiting Reykjavik. This excellent little place lived up to their good reviews. Menu changes daily. Food freshly prepared and delicious. Friendly, efficient service. Ticked every box.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Small cosy cafe with fresh homecooked vegetarian and vegan food. There are just 2 dishes per day - soup or stew. Tasty fresh food. Would go again.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

A close walk from the Hallgrimskirja, nice soup and delicious desserts and fresh menus too, good place.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2019

Small cafe serving vegetarian/vegan food. The menu changes each day so go to the website to see the dishes available for the week ahead. The day we visited (in November 2019) we had Black Bean patties and Caribbean Hotpot Soup (see photo) - both excellent.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Hi Rhian. Yes we do takeaway. You mentioned a possibility of mass order. This could be possible, but if it’s, say, for more than 10, we’d need a bit of time to make it. I hope this helps. All the best, Suren
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Yes, Cafe Gardurinn offers takeout services.

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Cafe Gardurinn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4