We found this café by chance after visiting Hallgrimskirkja church… and are so glad we did!
The menu for the week – a soup and one main course each day - is displayed in the window (and on line), and, as we liked the sound of Friday’s meal, it seemed a good choice. We both ordered red lentil soup which came with a wonderful bread that contained nuts and was served with hommus. It was so filling and tasty that we didn’t have room for a slice of the delicious-looking carrot cake. Tea and coffee were served in very big cups.
We knew that Saturday’s menu was Madras soup and zucchini risotto, so we hurried back at lunchtime. It was a tough choice, but we each decided on a small portion of the risotto which was served with a garnish of green salad on the side.
Today we determined to try the cakes; my husband ate every crumb of his carrot cake, while I felt guilty with every mouthful of my caramel cake with dates, mint and caramel topping. But we loved them!
We would have returned on Sunday, but the owners need a well-deserved break.
What made our visits to this this café memorable?
Firstly, the very gentle owner and servers, who are quietly efficient. (They remembered our drinks order from the day before!)
Secondly, the obviously home-cooked food, bursting with flavour, which was also reasonably priced.
Thirdly, the peaceful atmosphere in the small room – there is also seating out the back – which is a welcome respite from the busy pace outside.
I’d love to have this café in my suburb!
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