Where to Grab Breakfast in Reykjavik

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Nína Hjördís Þorkelsdóttir

Where to Grab Breakfast in Reykjavik

It's 8 am and you're already starving. Hotel breakfast isn't really for you, and you just want to grab something quick, yet delicious. Well, here are some places that I have been able to count on over the past years, at least when it comes to breakfast.

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🍪Bakeries

Reykjavik has fantastic bakeries! And they are usually cheaper than cafés and restaurants ;)

Image - Brauð & Co.
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Brauð & Co.
Nína:Serving freshly baked sourdough bread, yummy pastries and iconic cinnamon buns, Brauð&Co became an instant hit when it opened in 2016. If you have an ultra-sweet tooth, try the vanilla/nougat cruffin 😋
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Sandholt
Nína:I used to go there all the time, but after they renovated the place it kinda lost its charm. Anyway, they have superb sourdough bread and amazing pastries. It's a must for pastry-lovers visiting Reykjavik.
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DEIG workshop
Nína:This bakery and bagel-shop opened last year. A great addition to Reykjavik's thriving "bakery scene".
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Image - Kornið bakarí
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Kornið bakarí
Nína:I like this bakery, although most of my friends seem to disagree. I go there for the pretzels, which I kinda like.
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Image - Björnsbakarí
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Björnsbakarí
Nína:Björnsbakarí is your most authentic choice when it comes to bakeries. Opt for some traditional delicacies, such as "kleina", "vínarbrauð" or "kringla".
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☕️Cafés

Cafés open early and are a great choice if you want to sit down for a bit and enjoy a cup of coffee with your breakfast.

Image - Reykjavik Roasters - Kárastígur
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Reykjavik Roasters - Kárastígur
Nína:A fancy little coffee place with quality coffee and pretty decent pastries.
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Systrasamlagið
Nína:If you're looking for a breakfast that is good, but on the wholesome side, Systrasamlagið is ideal. It's small and cozy, and always good.
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Kaffifélagið
Nína:This is one of the tiniest cafés I've been to. Grab a decent cup of coffee before starting the day.
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Te & Kaffi
Nína:Where there's a bookstore, there's a Te&Kaffi. I particularly like their flatkaka (an Icelandic flat bread) and their snickers-inspired flapjack.
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🐋Things to Do after Breakfast

If you're feeling restless after your breakfast, I recommend these tours and activities:

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$ 88
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Reykjavík Classic Whale Watching
Nína:Chances of spotting a whale off the Icelandic coast are pretty high. So I think you should use the opportunity and see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
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$ 85
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Golden Circle & The Secret Lagoon
Nína:The Golden Circle is an iconic tourist route and the Secret Lagoon is a natural geothermal pool for bathing. This combo can't go wrong...
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$ 157
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Into the Glacier: Classic Tour
Nína:Hey honey, should we go INSIDE a glacier after breakfast? Well, why not?
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$ 160
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South Coast & Jökulsárlón Sightseeing From Reykjavík
Nína:This tour takes you along the gorgeous south coast of Iceland and all the way to the phenomenal Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. What a day!
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Wanderguide map

  1. Brauð & Co.
  2. Sandholt
  3. DEIG workshop
  4. Kornið bakarí
  5. Björnsbakarí
  6. Reykjavik Roasters - Kárastígur
  7. Systrasamlagið
  8. Kaffifélagið
  9. Te & Kaffi
  10. Reykjavík Classic Whale Watching
  11. Golden Circle & The Secret Lagoon
  12. Into the Glacier: Classic Tour
  13. South Coast & Jökulsárlón Sightseeing From Reykjavík

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