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“Soup in a Bun ...... what's not to like!”
Review of Svarta Kaffid

Svarta Kaffid
Ranked #16 of 464 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $18
Cuisines: Bar, Soups
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Tiny family owned soup restaurant in the heart of Reykjavik We are the first "soup in bread" restaurant in Iceland. We've been serving soups in bread for over 20 years and still loving it. We don't take reservations, ever - but swing by and we will do our best to fit you in with smiles on our faces! :)
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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“Soup in a Bun ...... what's not to like!”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We ate here 12 months ago ......... but didn't have the soup because we were just looking for a snack. Anyway this time we did have soup ........ and it was excellent and very filling, especially with the nice twist of the giant bun to contain it.
Good atmosphere and service and nice big upper storey windows to watch the world go by!

  • Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Soup In A Bread Bowl!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went here 3 years ago during our previous visit to Reykjavik. Really enjoyed it. Was the first place we went to on our current 4 day trip. Was as great as we remembered it to be. Soup in a bread bowl + Gul beer is a great combination. Went there 3 times, had the soup twice and also tried the Nachos, which weren't really that impressive. A pleasant atmosphere, consistently busy. Good value. Always enjoyable. But, the soup is definitely the highlight.

  • Visited March 2013
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Soup :)”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

-5 with 50km windchill, and usually anywhere inside is a welcome place, but right from the start of entering this small cafe/restaurant, I was pleased I had...

The welcome was warm, friendly, and the atmosphere was cosy. The interior and some advertising, might offend some lefties, but enjoy the food and beer and chill out a bit!!

On my 1st, 2nd and 3rd visits, I opted for one of the homemade soups, simply because they are great! Served in a large crusty bread roll, that acts as your bowl and part of your meal.

There are other options too, which are good, and they have a range of local and international drinks to match your tastes.

Iceland is not cheap for eating out, so be prepared to spend 8 euros on a bowl of soup! But it is worth it, and in comparison to other eateries on the same road, it is not only central, but great value for your Icelandic Kron.

Visited March 2013
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“Warming lunch , simple things done well”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Wandering around the shopping area in Reykjavik we stumbled on this first floor cafe come restaurant , it was full , some people eating, some just reading the paper over a coffee.
Being mid afternoon and the hotel breakfast wearing off we called in to find a cosy room with just a few tables , ordered a beer (Gul) and looked at the menu , it was very simple but that didnt matter. Looking around, everyone seemed to be eating the speciality which was soup in a loaf.
Two choices , cream of veg and seafood. We ordered both between us and both were amazing.
rich, warm and served in a loaf shell which was soft on the inside and crisp on the outside.
had another cold pint of Gul and left very happy and ready for some more sightseeing
Every time we passed over the next few days we looked up and it was still busy.. simple things done very well.

  • Visited February 2013
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Top notch soup”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

We have just arrived back in the uk after a four night stay in the Reykavik hilton.Finding this small cafe-bar has been the highlight of our disapointing visit.YOU MUST GO HERE TO SAMPLE THE SOUP IN A BUN!!! Right price,Good atmosphere,Great staff.

  • Visited February 2013
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