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“A lively restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Paris

Cafe Paris
Ranked #141 of 462 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Cafe, European
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: An Icelandic Icon The Heart of Reykjavik City The spacious but intimate Café Paris is a café and a restaurant known for first-class service and bistro-style meals, primarily made using fresh local produce, in the heart of the city centre, Austurvöllur. Austurvöllur is Iceland?s Champ du Mars, where locals relax on warm summer afternoons, overlooked by the Icelandic Parliament, and the Dómkirkjan. Its long history and esteemed reputation has contributed to it being one of the most successful restaurants and cafés in all of Iceland. This year, Café Paris celebrates its twentieth anniversary. Guests were asked for their feedback to help the management continue to offer the highest standards. In its anniversary year, Café Paris has a professional staff providing great service, knowledgeable about the menu, wine, cocktail and coffee selections and the mouth-watering desserts. A Landmark for all Café Paris is a city landmark meaning different things to different people. It?s where artists contemplate in solitude, writers busily document their thoughts on a laptop, politicians escape heated debates and share a quiet moment together, young adults giggle and smile over Mocha and sweetened Latte, young mothers share a slice of a homemade chocolate cake and creamy coffee, students gather to celebrate and hungry travellers come to experience Icelandic bistro culture. In summer, the tables outdoors facing the Parliament are always packed. Sheltered from the North Atlantic breeze, days of sunshine in the very heart of the city are hard to resist, and the well-trained and experienced staff make sure none go hungry or thirsty. Eat in style There is nothing like the house white wine boiled mussels and a glass of Pinot Grigio on a beautiful summer?s day, or a succulent burger with a bun fresh out of the oven and ice-cold beer. For dessert, the house speciality is a French chocolate cake?freshly baked in house?and best served with deluxe coffee. The well kept secret recipe is legendary in Reykjavík. A Weekend Hotspot Come the weekend, Café Paris turns into a sophisticated bar with live jazz music playing from 11 pm. The atmosphere is a unique fusion of a Parisian jazz club and a sophisticated Icelandic wine bar. The wide variety of imaginative cocktails is the creation of ambitious bartenders who aim to impress with rich flavouring. Café Paris caters to all ages and nationalities. Café Paris may seem to be a Parisian café in Reykjavík but local culinary traditions and fresh Icelandic produce are at the heart of this Reykjavík bistro.
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“A lively restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

This place was pretty busy when we went but the service was very good. The food was good and there was a wide choice to choose from.

Visited March 2014
Thank Fern S
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Toronto, Canada
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“Very fresh healthy brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

A generous plate, healthful. Perfect for our jet-lagged souls. My husband the coffee addict gave the espresso a 3.5 out of 5. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jennifer C
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London, United Kingdom
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“Quick lunch find”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

There wasn't much open for lunch in the area around 3pm on a Saturday afternoon, so we stopped into Cafe Paris and split a platter of nachos (which seemed to be a popular item, given the number of tables around us doing the same). Food seemed relatively expensive for a cafe.

Pay at the cashier after you're done. Service was fine, food was decent.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Stacey Y
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 reviews
“Amazing memories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

The best coffeehouse and restaurant in Reykjavik. Super services and cool atmosphere. Very good value. Amazing seafood. I like it and enjoy it every weekend.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank vini-online
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Little gem of a place. Very nice inside, clean and cozy. We had coffee and cake and the portions were amazing. I wish we had also had lunch there instead of where we ate later in the day. Café paris was recommended to me by a colleague who had visited here last year. The portion sizes of the food are massive. The food looked fantastic. We loved the atmosphere of the place, The waiting staff were friendly and efficient. We are planning to return to Reykjavik next year and this place will definitely be on our list of places to return to!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Craig t
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