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Reviewed July 8, 2021

The owner of our accommodation recommended this place when we booked the room and we were not disappointed. The restaurant has a stunning view of Kirkjufell, is in a beautiful old timber panelled house, full of character, the food is delicious and the service was...friendly, personal and caring. It was packed at 7pm on a weekday when we visited so do book ahead. They do half portions for children. Couldn't be better!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 29, 2020

Only stopped in for a coffee but really enjoyed the spot. Laid back vibe, nice people, worth stopping in. I wish we were able to stop back for a proper meal.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

Went to Bergsson for lunch after a long time this Saturday, and I can firmly say that I will not be back anytime soon. I should have taken a picture, but it was really a sad sight: a few chewy potatoes, an end of an...orange, a tiny slice of tasteless melon, salad consisted literally of a few withered salad leaves and nothing else, there was a spoon-full of lukewarm baked beans, and we were given not even a slice of bread per person, let alone the drops of butter and a sad excuse for a hummus. Oh, there was also a small portion of pre-made and rather tasteless chia porridge. Coffee was not included, so the whole thing came up to 3200 ISK (more than 20 EUR) - this is ridiculous even for Reykjavik. To be fair, it is the midst of COVID-19 outbreak, some ingredients seemed to be missing or out of date (like rotten pineapples on display), and the staff (who seemed to be only two doing everything) looked tired and stressed, but that is not an excuse to serve this kind of meal and charge full price with no explanation. Really do not recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

Food was great, service was very slow - we didn't mind as we had some time to kill but it's not a place to go for a quick bite to eat.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped here for lunch after our tour guide recommended it for veggie options. It was outstanding!! Prices work out significantly cheaper than most other options, whilst portion sizes are bigger! The flavour is exceptional and we considered these the tastiest meals...we had throughout our holiday. The atmosphere inside is great, and they have nice desserts and drinks too. I’m honestly so impressed. I can’t recommend it enough! PS: I’m sure the non-veggie options are great too, but they’d already all sold out when we arrived. I can see why the place is so popular!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

The Hot Chocolate was amazing! The best one I’ve ever tasted. The food was quite good and made for a nice lunch.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Not a really great place for price to quality ratio. It’s pretty much a typical American breakfast with some minor additions like smoothies etc. Most things like potatoes bacon and eggs are Pre made. I was blown away by the quality of Icelandic tomatoes and...fresh taste in other restaurants but here it had no taste. Avocados were brown which means they were cut a while ago. Not sure how this place got 2nd in Reykjavik. Smoothie and chia pudding were good.More

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

We came here on my birthday for a delicious brunch. There was a mixture of meat, fruit, salad, bread and yoghurt. I love food and there was too much for me to finish! Would recommend. Vegan option also available.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020

We stopped here for lunch one afternoon in cold Reykjavik, and the food was perfect for warming us up! We ordered the soup of the day which was celery, and paired with their soda bread, it went down a treat. The lady serving, made delicious...coffee and was very quick considering she was by herself. The cafe itself is a little uninviting, and quiet, could do with warming up a bit/ maybe some music/ radio and decorations/ lighting?More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 2, 2019 via mobile

We went here twice during our five days. The staff is very nice and the food is good and healthy. Would definitely recommend the lasagne.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019 via mobile

Very alternative American style breakfast- one may wonder why going all the way to Iceland to suffer that. On top of this it was quite expensive.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

As a special treat, Bergsson Mathús had a guest Vegan Chef today whom composed a fabulous vegan brunch. There was a choice however for as well vegan as vegetarian. The only thing I can say it was very good. There were 8 small dishes, a...little confusing at first since we thought we had to make a choice but no, you got all the dishes on the menu. Baba Ganoush, Pickled cauliflower/cucumber/carrot, hummus, artichoke with a different kind of hummus, rhubarb jam, pumkin soup with pumpkin seeds, and one I can't remember the name of, served with home made bread. Of course I can't say anything of the rest of the menu but it seemed to us that every one was happy. All and all a very enjoyable tasteful brunch.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2019

Adorable little cafe with delicious traditional Icelandic breakfast and brunch options. Vast assortment of coffee drinks and hot tea too. Quite and stylish little spot!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

Just around the corner from Hotel Apotek, Bergsson Mathus is a great place for a light breakfast, pastries and good coffee. Stopping in two mornings in a row we were pleased with our drinks and the chocolate croissants we had were delicious!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2019

Restaurant didnt manage to put together a simple breakfast order. We were 5 guys where 3 of us placed the same order and got the wrong meal. Would not recommend this place unfortunately to anyone. Especially when theres many other great brunch places in Reykjavik.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Bergsson Mathus is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5