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Bankastraeti 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 420 2700
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

3 serving staff. Not one smile. I know you are busy, but we, your customers, need to feel at least a little bit important... And I realise that in general Icelanders are not very bothered about friendly service. Yet folk from other lands general do care about this. Apart from this it is an okay place to stop for coffee... More 

Thank Whereiskelso
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is a perfect spot for a morning coffee, before work or trip. What I like that coffee always taste the same good and there is this special atmosphere, so cozy place

Thank natawoody
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited on a 9 hour layover, travelling from Keflavic airport. The Cafe was very comfortable and extremely affordable. The drinks were delicious and food was very tasty. My Fiance and I ended up sleeping in the cafe for 3 hours and nobody bothered us or told us to move, the atmosphere is very lovely. The free WiFi is very... More 

Thank Christian T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on a wet and windy day in Reykjavik as I got up late and didn't have time to visit any museums before my afternoon excursion. The coffee was excellent and it offers free wifi. The cakes looked delicious but I didn't have room. Perhaps next time?

Thank Alison F
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hit the spot on a wet, cold morning. Pros: Opened at 7:30 so was one of the only places open after a very early morning flight. Tasty breakfast sandwich, amazing chai latte, free regular coffee refills. No line for a table, counter cafe. Free WiFi access which it seems is the norm in Iceland. Cons: Small portions and very expensive... More 

Thank Yaryna H
Manila, Philippines
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We went here because the review raved about the coffee and the pastries. The coffee was below average and the pastries were dry and tasteless. Give this place a pass; the city has much better to offer.

Thank elsbethcat
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This cafe reminded us of Starbucks. Great coffee, pastries and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. We found ourselves going here frequently during our week in Reykjavik. They also serve loose leaf tea which is far superior to tea bags. So Kaffitar is a coffee & tea drinkers delight.

Thank JMH101
Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a great spot for a coffee and people watching. I grabbed a table by the window and watched the city go by. The coffee was excellent and the free refills were wonderful! I also really enjoyed the pastry- it was perfectly flaky and delicious. Overall, the coffee shop had a really cozy and welcoming vibe. It'd be perfect... More 

Thank Annie W
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to pass by on a cool Reykjavik afternoon. Great location and shop, but most importantly the coffee was great tasting!

Thank Joey G
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The best pot of tea my husband has had in years! the ambience is very welcoming. The bagel with Hummus is delicious.

Thank lisa b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik>  > Miõborg
  • Neighbourhood: Miõborg
  • Phone Number: +354 420 2700
Kaffitár is an Icelandic roasterie, specializing in importing, roasting and serving the finest Arabica coffee beans. Apart from the roasterie, the company owns seven coffee stores-espresso bars or cafés. They are located at our roastery in Reykjanesbaer, in Kringlan shopping mall, in Smáralind shopping mall, down town on Bankastraeti, in the Culture house at Hverfisgata, in the National museum and at Höfdatorg. We buy 75% of our coffee directly from the farmers, this we call "from farmer to cup" which means that our buyer, has visited the farm and selected the coffee. Lots of our direct coffee comes from Ricardo Rosales at Jesus Maria in Nicaragua. El Injerto in Gvatemala and Daterra in Brazil are also farms which we buy a lot from. Our experience is that we get better coffees and more consistent quality. Kaffitár also runs it's own Artisan bakery, Kruderí witch specializes in sourdough bread and delicious pastry.

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