The Best Coffee Spots in Reykjavik, Iceland


Like any modern, youthful city, Reykjavik loves its coffee, and there’s no shortage of coffeehouses and cafés for locals to go to and read a book, work or meet friends in. We list some of the best coffee spots in Iceland’s capital.


As its name suggests, this establishment is dedicated to providing excellent coffee. It’s the oldest coffee house in Reykjavik, and was the first one to serve espresso. Since it opened in 1958, its style hasn’t changed much, and visitors can admire the quirky Art Deco interior. There’s not much space inside, so those who are lucky enough to bag a table should take advantage and order some delicious waffles to go with their coffee.

Skólavörðustígur 3A, Reykjavik, Iceland, +354 552 1174


Stofan means ‘living room’, and there are plenty of comfy couches and chairs in this café. Apart from spectacular coffee, Stofan serves a wide selection of teas, cakes and pastries throughout the day. At night it transforms into a buzzing bar, with a great selection of Icelandic and Scandinavian beers and Irish coffee. The café is a particular favorite with students, both as a place to work, and as a place to chill out.

Vesturgata 3, Reykjavik, Iceland, +354 567 1881

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