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Grai Kotturinn

Hverfisgata 16a, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 551 1544
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“pancakes” (45 reviews)
“potatoes” (13 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hverfisgata 16a, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

The food in this place is great. If you need an American breakfast is the spot to eat. Its in the central area of the city which makes it easy to access. The food is pricey but its Iceland everything is pricey.

Thank Dameon G
Asmundur_Helgason, Owner at Grai Kotturinn, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Thanks for coming and for the nice review Dameon :)

Reviewed August 15, 2017

We went here during our stay in Iceland for the pancakes. It was not that crowded and we sat right away, but it's a small place and they seemed short of help and we were told it would be a wait, but it was not....More

Thank Lispony
Asmundur_Helgason, Owner at Grai Kotturinn, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2017

Thank you Lispony, hope to see you again:)

Reviewed August 4, 2017

We arrived on a very early flight into Iceland and went straight to the Blue Lagoon from the airport. We had a snack at the airport but after a couple hours at the blue Lagoon and bussing to our hotel we needed a real meal....More

2  Thank Michael K
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

This is really the only authentic bohemian cafe in Iceland!!! Great breakfast and great atmosphere!!!! I friggin love this place. <3

1  Thank María E
Reviewed July 8, 2017

OK I´m gonna spoil the secret. This small and super friendly restaurant is our favorite. It is famous for it´s breakfast and lunch amongst the Reykjavik in-crowd. If you want to see artists, poets, authors or actors this is the place to go. Also if...More

Thank gunnihel
Reviewed July 6, 2017

The first morning we arrived in Iceland - we came to Rykavik and had breakfast at the Grai Kotturin. Cozy , clean and good food! The food is expensive - but all the food in Iceland is expensive. The service was great - very friendly...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

As an introduction to Reykjavik - it serves to get one used to the high price of food. While friendly, service was slow, their signature dish had undercooked potatoes, poorly cooked eggs, and only fair coffee. Reykjavik Roasters is SO much better!

Thank Richard H
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

A nice place for breakfast, nothing is cheap, but you are in Iceland. There are other places to have breakfast that are reasonable.

Thank JJO1959
Reviewed March 31, 2017

This tiny restaurant in the lower level of a building has amazing breakfasts. The breakfast is pretty standard western breakfast (tea, coffee, eggs various ways, bacon, toast, etc.), but just well done. What I really like is the atmosphere - small and intimate, with a...More

Thank T9-Orca
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Brunch with the locals! Charming cafe with nice warming breakfast. Yes we know Iceland is expensive, but you're on vacation. You worked way too hard all year. Enjoy!

Thank MVO1989
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hverfisgata 16a, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 1544
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Grái kötturinn is the perfect spot to start your day. We have American style breakfast, brunch and lunch. Our pancakes are made from scratch and we bake our own bread. The houmous and the tuna salad are also made in-house. Coffee or tea - you are welcome!
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