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“Great location, vegan options available”
Review of Cafe Gardurinn

Cafe Gardurinn
Ranked #116 of 509 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Cafe Gardurinn was recommended to us by our landlord, as well as by the travel book Eyewitness Top 10 Iceland (we also recommend this book).

2 of us enjoyed a quiet meal here, sitting by the window. It was a grey day in Reykjavik, but somehow the restaurant’s simple clean décor felt bright and peaceful.

The service was excellent.

Café Gardurinn provided us with a heary vegan soup – the server said they have either a vegan soup or vegan special daily. The soup was nicely spiced – enough to add interest and still allow us to taste the other vegetable flavours.

The soup was served with hummus and bread – free refills on the bread (which was tasty).

They make great coffee. Try an espresso with a bit of boiling water added to it (less water than an americano). This restaurant has their own name for coffee served this way – but I forget the name.

I’m giving this restaurant 5 stars – because of the food, the service, and the atmospehre. Not fancy, but a good place for a meal.

1  Thank Caanaadaa
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

It seems that the food here is made and served with great care, and this may account for the delicate taste and the nice, smiling staff. Best carrot cake we ate in Iceland (and we ate quite a few...)

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

My husband and I are vegan, so we'd searched out several possible restaurants for our 10-day stay in Reykjavik for the world Esperanto conference. We didn't get to this one until late in the trip, and wish we'd gone sooner. Our meal was superb, and the weather was nice enough to eat in the small courtyard. We weren't hungry for dessert, but looking at those of other customers caused us to come back later in the day to see what we'd missed; we were glad we did. Oh, in honor of the Esperanto conference, they'd translated the menu into Esperanto during that period, which I think was a wonderful gesture for those of the thousand-plus participants who spoke neither Icelandic nor English.

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1  Thank arlynkerr
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Great value traditional (for Britain) style veggie fare in a calm but very busy little cafe close to the centre of the city. Set menu only, but very good, even for my non veggie friend. Option to have half portions was welcome at lunch time.

Thank Theresa M
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Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Vegetarian food with reasonable prices, what's not to like? The cafe-like atmosphere is not for candlelight dates, but for a quick eat. The food is like your mum made - nothing fancy, but fills you up.

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1  Thank heidihoo2
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