As part of our Day In The Life series, we caught up with Friðrik Dór, local RnB artist and co-owner of the newly opened Reykjavík Chips.
What’s up, Friðrik?
These days most of my time goes into my new side project, Reykjavík Chips, which I just opened with a few friends—Ólafur Arnalds [the kickass composer and one half of Kiasmos], Arnar Dan [the actor], and Hermann Óli [the local gourmand]. These days I’m also working on some new music I hope to release soon—I would describe it as poppy R&B, I guess.
Every day starts with me driving around the suburbs for about an hour. First, I drop my girlfriend off at work and then my daughter at daycare. After that, I usually grab a cup of coffee at Súfistinn in Hafnarfjörður, before going to Reykjavík Chips.
I really like The Coocoo’s Nest—I should go there more often! Their weekend brunch is pretty kickass. I forget the name of my favourite dish. Number three, or something.
I like to visit Reykjavík Roasters for my midday cup of coffee. On a sunny day it’s lovely to sit outside and work on my farmer’s tan.
My favourite afternoons are the ones I get to spend with my daughter in downtown Hafnarfjörður, my hometown, where it is always sunny and still. Strandgata is the most beautiful street in Iceland.
Heat of the Night
I like going out for dinner and drinks with friends. My favourite place to do so is Tapas Barinn, which always has a nice atmosphere. The drinks are nice and the food is great. I don’t really have a favourite there—what I like is that it always lets you try something new because there’s so many options.