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Kaffivagninn - Iceland's oldest restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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$17 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Cafe, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The fish of the day and the creamy and filling fish stew were delicious! Highly recommend! Small so come at off hours!

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Emilyalex21
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a good breakfast here, you have to order and pay at the counter (typical for Iceland but we didn't know before going) I would love to go back and try lunch. It's a great local atmosphere and right on the water.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BMM2204
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely view by the Old Harbour, serving great seafood meal. When not too cold, am sure the outside seating will make great dining ambience by the harbour. Loved the Cod Loin Au Gratin, wife liked her Artic Char fried in butter, and the Fish N'...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Wolv3rin3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Short stop en route to Scotland for lunch, we had our usual fish and sorry to say it was not as fresh as last time and recent visits, somehow going downhill, either freshness or cooking, probably the prior, service ok as usual and atmo ok.

Date of visit: February 2019
4  Thank Niels L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered this great little restaurant whilst out for a walk round the harbour. It is the oldest in Iceland, quaint yet atmospheric. Loved it so much ate there 4 days out of 5, breakfast and dinner! The food is excellent, the service is excellent, value...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank Diane K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wend as a party for 4 for our friends birthday. Great place, friendly efficient staff and food is amazing. The scallops to start were the best I have had

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Helnik
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a fish pan and it was delicious. My family got other fish dishes and everyone was very pleased. It´s an honest place, not fancy but a place that delivers good food at a reasonable price. And the harbour view overlooking the docks and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a few meals here during our stay and none disappointed. Coupled with a pleasing excellent service the food was well cooked and presented. This is highly recommended for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank johnmY3664TZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast. this restaurant was on a list where we could get breakfast early in Reykjavik and it was correct. Very good. Great local atmosphere clean and service very friendly

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Patmc1986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived 5 minutes before closing time but were welcomed. Excellent fish and chips. Loved it and recommend

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank tonyrQ2650GN
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March 18, 2018|
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Response from saffranis | Property representative |
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christina r
August 30, 2017|
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Response from ChristopherWaiheke | Reviewed this property |
Yes, reservations are accepted. I don't know how far in advance
June 16, 2017|
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Response from 530Nancy | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest contacting the restaurant through their website and talking to them directly.
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