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Best Of Reykjavík 2018: Best Brunch

Published May 3, 2018

Best Of Reykjavík 2018: Best Brunch

There has never been a more exciting time for the restaurant scene in Reykjavik. Thanks to burgeoning tourism, exposure, and a genuine curiosity for foods from far and wide, diners now have a plethora of choices on offer. Whether it’s high-end fine dining (we even boast a Michelin starred gem!), or a cheap late night bite, Reykjavik is coming into its own as a culinary destination, offering small plates, tasting menus, farm to table seasonal produce and classic Iceland cuisine, and all while accommodating vegans and vegetarians. The following restaurants are the very best, according to our panel of enthusiastic gourmands. Feel free to let us know what you think of our choices as you eat your way around the city. We’re listening. And we’re hungry.

Best Brunch

Café Paris
Austurstræti 14

Cafe Paris’s European style brunch with a few American classics thrown in, make for a must-do weekend activity. Near perfect eggs florentine, top-notch fried chicken with waffles, and a hulking stack of pancakes with a generous jug of maple syrup, some bubbly to pair it with, and the quintessential brunch experience is complete. We advise you to take your time at brunch here, why not round things off with steak and eggs? We for one can barely wait for the summer to sit outdoors on the café patio and sip our Bellinis.


Fosshotel, Þórunnartún 1

With American inspired brunch staples, efficient service, and room for the young and your extended family, Haust’s brunch is a well-kept secret. “Elegant and laidback, you can take your child, or your mother-in-law—it’s like being in a nice hotel,” said the panel.


Þórsgata 1

Snaps serves up a brunch perfect for a laid-back Sunday morning recovery session. Choose from various omelettes, classic eggs benedict, and croque monsieurs, and add a mimosa if the mood strikes you. If that isn’t your tipple of choice, they have a great bloody mary and a dedicated g’n’t menu.

Previous Winners

2017: Vox
2016: Coocoo’s Nest
2015: Slippbarinn
2014: Coocoo’s Nest
2013: Vox

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You can buy a copy of the full Best Of Reykjavík 2018 magazine—an essential guide to having fun in Reykjavík—here, posted worldwide. We also have a Special Offer double-pack that also includes our Best Of Iceland magazine, about places to eat, see, swim, shop and stay, all around the country, here.

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