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“Amazing! We are still talking about the donuts!”
Review of Bernhoftsbakari

Bernhoftsbakari
Ranked #3 of 12 Bakeries in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: ICELAND'S OLDEST BAKERY. ARTISAN BREADS & FINE PATISSERIE SINCE. 1834 Das Familienunternehmen Bernhöftsbakarí war die erste Bäckerei des Landes und ist gleichzeitig das älteste noch bestehende Handwerksunternehmen Islands Gegründet. 1834.
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stayed at the Reykjavik4You Apartments right across the street so we had breakfast here every morning we were in town. SO GOOD! Over the course of the trip we tried a few things. The sandwiches were good, as were the croissants (notably the ham and cheese croissant). The cinnamin rolls were ok, but I think the U.S. has mastered that art so it's hard to compare it to yummy Cinnabun or anything. But the donuts...OH THE DONUTS! Forget Dunkin Donuts and Krispie Kreme, these were the best chocolate frosted and jelly donuts we had ever had. So much so that our "going back to Iceland" talk always is "we'll stop over for a few days to lounge in the Blue Lagoon and eat Bernhoftsbakari chocolate donuts". Seriously, after driving the ring road, the donuts is what we want to revisit the most. GO HERE!

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Since we went on tours every morning and got picked up by 9, a lot of breakfast places were still closed. But luckily we drove by this place one morning and saw it was open early (like around 8am). They had a large assortment of baked goods and drinks and of course coffee.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

The bakery was right by the reykjavik4you apartments where we stayed at. They open at 7:30 weekdays and 8am weekends which is pretty early in Reykjavik. This made it really convenient for us to grab a quick bite before heading on our morning tours. We enjoyed the food and there was a nice variety to choose from. Would come back again.

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Thank shaun s
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Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Walked the 10 minutes after going up the Church to this venue. Down a quiet street. Had about 4 tables inside but most of the customers were taking out. Staff were very friendly but the food was given in paper bags. Not plate even though we were sitting, just had to eat with your hands at the table. The cappuccino only managed to fill half the paper cups. Even though there was a strong wifi signal the staff didn't know or want to release the password. Food was sweet but good. Would say good if you r passing by or on the run but not place to relax and enjoy.

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Thank Chapter41
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

This bakery was just opposite where we stayed in Reykjavik, so we went over to check it out as it looked good. We went and bought some pastries to take with us on our Golden Circle tour. We had a few which were recommended by the staff - a pistachio chocolate biscuit, a danish pastry with almonds and custard, and another cinnamon bread which was awesome. There was also another bread which she recommended which I don't know what the name was, but it tasted absolutely delicious (browse through the pictures).
There are also sandwiches and coffee and a few seats if you decide to eat in.
Would definitely recommend this place!

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1  Thank jammiedodgers
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