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“Soup and Beer”
Review of Svarta Kaffid

Svarta Kaffid
Ranked #15 of 483 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $18
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Soups
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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! :)
liverpool
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Soup and Beer”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I had our last meal here before leaving for home. Ambiance was great, service was very good, soup and beers were fantastic. The only negative is the price...but then again everything in Iceland is expensive.

  • Visited July 2014
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42660
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“More a pub atmosphere than a restaurant but correct food”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Lunch in this restaurant, we tested the local soup (in the bread) and a sandwich. The food was correct but nothing more, it is ok for a quick lunch. Some local and international beers on draft available. Place was receiving plenty of tourists on that day.

Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“It is what is says, great soup.”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

Simple.... Soup in a bread bowl, that's it. Today was spicy Mexican and Italian meat. We were both delight with the soup, tasty and filling!! Wash it down with a drink from the large selection.

  • Visited August 2014
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Budapest
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“Super Soups”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very good cream soups in "bred-bowl" :)
Every day two types. We tried more times, all of them were very tasty.
The place is not too big, but we always got table for four.

  • Visited October 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Soup is innovative _and_ good”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

The soup-in-bread was surprisingly filling _and_ good. They seem to have two different kinds, the kinds vary occasionally but typically one is vegetable, and one is meat-ish. I had some spicy south american meat soup, and it was very good bang for the buck. That + beer, and I rolled home ;-)

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Markus S
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