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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I stopped in for cinnamon rolls, apple tart, and croissants for our family. The staff were so friendly and helpful and even made a local call for us when we couldn't connect with our tour bus. We enjoyed going there and will...return! Everything was so fresh, authentic, and delicious.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 15, 2022

Everything about this bakery is great -- quality, selection, price, and the fact that it is the oldest bakery in Iceland. The staff is very patient in explaining all the different types of bread to travelers who may not be familiar with the various ingredients....The pastries are excellent; crusts are flaky and fillings are yummy. And, if you're in a hurry, you can also grab a carton of milk or a bag of coffee to brew at home.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 25, 2022

This is THE bakery where the locals get their pastries and bread. They have a bit of everything and its all just awesome. That remark also goes for the coffee. I have visited this place each time I visit Iceland over the past decade and...am always served by the same, elderly woman who speaks no English at all. She gets really annoyed that we can't speak Icelandic, but still serves us. And you know what, I just love her despite her getting totally annoyed at me. She is part of the trip experience that makes it memorable. One caution. There are only a few seats, so you will likely need to get your pastries as take-out.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed November 16, 2021

Awesome food and not badly priced. Short distance to seafront for awesome view. Variety given including sandwiches.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Went into this bakery to get coffee and cake and it was most warm and welcoming. The cakes and bread looked very enticing.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

Had a most delicious breakfast and good coffee experience. Later we went back for pretzels and pastry which were amazing good.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2019

I went here for breakfast on my second day in Iceland, and it was great! It's relatively close to central Reykjavik, and it's a nice walk (even if you're prone to getting lost, like myself!). It's probably easier to grab some things and eat them...outside of the bakery, since it's on the smaller side. I was able to get coffee and a few pastries (including the serrbakad vinarbraud), and they were great. The girl at the counter was wonderful as well -- I don't speak any Icelandic, and she was able to help me in perfect English, and I just ordered what her favorite things were, and it didn't disappoint!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2019

Some very nice bakery stuff. Not a lot of things to choose from though. Short walk down town. I really like their bread and real chocolate snúður.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019

We loved this bakery and we back every day during our stay in Reykjavik. We loved the pretzels and cookies.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019

This bakery was about a block from our hotel, Swan House. Everything we had was excellent, including the lowest priced rolls in Reykjavik, 80K. They have customers all day long, and the bakery is located on premise.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

Read the reviews. They were awesome. Went and was totally disappointed. The girl at the counter was so rude. Anything we asked for was such an inconvenience to her it seemed like. She made us feel so uncomfortable. I don’t know why she was like...that, maybe had a bad day. We came for the pretzels and you see on their profile pic what they advertise. This is what we got. Absolutely disappointed. Awful. I will say their Berliner was good though. Everything else was such a disappointment.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

This place is wonderful, the pastries are so fresh, and the people working there are so kind. Everything in there looked amazing

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

We did a quick visit at the sculpture and the Harpa concert hall. Then we came to this cafe to have a big breakfast and took many yummy pastries to go for our long drive. Everything is baked so well. And the staff was very...friendly and helpful. Highly recommended! There's cheap parking place not too far from here too ^^More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Don't miss this.....we didn't see the Northern Lights, but did get to taste these amazing coffee buns.....hot out of the oven!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Great bread, friendly English speaking staff, affordable prices = perfect for a backpacker breakfast before a day of Icelandic exploration

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank you for your e-mail. Our shop is small and has only 5 seats by the window.
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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