Rejoice! The Laundromat Café Is Reopening - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Rejoice! The Laundromat Café Is Reopening

Published May 28, 2019

Hannah Jane Cohen
Photo by
Hilmar Grétarsson

The beloved Reykjavík Laundromat Café just announced via signs in their window that they will be reopening shortly. For those who have been dying to have a beer and wash their clothes at the same time, this is a momentous occasion.

For those new to the city: Laundromat Café was once upon a time the only place you could go to get your laundry done while enjoying lunch and letting your kids play in the rec room. The venture proved successful at first, to the point where there were plans to expand, but those aims fell through.

The Laundromat Café was a Reykjavík institution, but the increasingly high cost of renting in the city centre created additional pressure. This would lead to the place disastrously closing in February 2018 after seven years of business.

With their return, finally, you can have some wine and wash your dirty underwear at the same time. Of course, you could do that alone at home, but being public is so much better, right?

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