For the longest time I barely noticed the place. And now that I finally have, I cannot stop looking: plastic flowers and palm trees, neon lights, golden angel figures and an art-for-sale-exhibition showcasing images of burning twin towers, racing cars and fetish figures…
In addition to all of this, Port offers another warmly welcomed boon: a momentary respite from the barging and bashing of the crowded flea market aisles, a cultural treat and local specialty that makes mince out of untrained Sunday walkers. You need not fight shopaholic Vikings to enjoy a sweet moment and a serving of Emmess ice cream. Here, everyone has a place, a chair and a table. To be honest, I wouldn’t advise you to come to Kaffi Port for a great paper mug of coffee. But I do warmly recommend it as an antidote to all the cool and as a safe haven to heal your bruises and gather your spirits before facing the enemy again.
- Where: Kaffi Port in Kolaportið flea market, open in weekends from 11 to 17. Tryggvagata 19. www.kolaportid.is.
- Recommended: Black coffee and a kleina, 400 ISK.
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