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New In Town: Perlan Kaffitár

New In Town: Perlan Kaffitár

Published April 20, 2017

Gabriel Dunsmith
Photos by
Varvara Lozenko

Perlan, the iconic dome overlooking Reykjavík, may be officially closed for renovations, but that hasn’t stopped a Kaffitár coffee shop from opening by its viewing deck. Mind the construction debris on the way up, but this may be the only spot where you can sip a cappuccino while taking in a 360-degree view of the capital.

When I went, Esja’s cliffs and hundreds of colorful rooftops glimmered in the morning sun. Kaffitár, whose name means “tears of coffee,” has been a downtown Reykjavík staple for years, but the only tears you’ll cry while frequenting its new outpost are tears of caffeinated joy.



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