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“Sunday morning coffee”
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: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Sunday morning coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

A buzzy place for a late breakfast on Sunday. Food was good, no more no less.

Service was broadly prompt, but when my coffee was late they automatically took it off the bill. Great.

Fun atmosphere, broad mix of people. Very relaxing

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank mjc992
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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very good place for a nice breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Welcome is warm and simple, young waiters but very professionals, open and friendly. We tried twice their different breakfast and each time a different one. Espresso, hot chocolate and American coffee are very good, the plate is copious and well organized. Place is clean and you can enjoy as no one is stressing you. A very good place to start your day.

Thank Bouexel P
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Eastern Finland, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“If you think to go to Cafe Paris, go to Paris!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Had a family dinner here after great week in Iceland. Unfortunately the restaurant was a dissapointment: service was really slow (it took ages to bring ice cream for the crying 2-year old), pasta was cold and lamb was chewy. The restaurant was also full tourists and really noisy.

Visited July 2014
Thank Tatu T
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Tasty Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I dropped in late one evening and throughly enjoyed our meals. The burger was cooked perfectly and my tagliatelle lobster pasta was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant for families during lunch/dinner hours due to their extensive menu options for a variety of tastes.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank soupiemac
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Maple, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Good food but a French restaurant still”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

The seafood soup is tasty but not very creamy. The carmelized goat cheese is good and the shrimp salad was very good. The service is not especially great but I did say it was a French restaurant.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Airsucker
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