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Grai Kotturinn

Hverfisgata 16a, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 551 1544
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“pancakes” (45 reviews)
“potatoes” (13 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hverfisgata 16a, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute and hidden restaurant, quite small but very cozy. My boyfriend ordered candycane coffee and hasn't stopped raving about it since! We both ordered "the truck", and it was amazing! Great value for money! Couldn't find any faults, apart from it is a small popular...More

Thank KimMcM--1993
Asmundur_Helgason, Owner at Grai Kotturinn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kim Thank you for your kind review. :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grai kötturinn is a small and cozy breakfast café, centrally located in Rvk. They serve traditional American breakfast to civil prices (for Iceland) . Enjoyed our time here.

Thank Alexander S
Asmundur_Helgason, Owner at Grai Kotturinn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank for coming:)

Reviewed 2 November 2017

Grai Kotturinn is a hidden gem in the center of Reykjavik which can easily be overlooked. There, you can have an outstanding brunch. I had The Truck (American pancakes with eggs, salad, tomatoes, toast, syrup and butter) and it's was delicous. Grai kotturinn is a...More

Thank Pétur Ó
Asmundur_Helgason, Owner at Grai Kotturinn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hi Petur Thank you for visiting and thank you for the great review. Hope to see soon again:)

Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was such a great little gem to find. The owner and staff are so wonderful and the food is super delicious. Great selection of books to read as well. Thank you for being a part of our vacation memories!!!

Thank Anna J
Asmundur_Helgason, Owner at Grai Kotturinn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Anna, hope to see you again:)

Reviewed 3 October 2017

The food is very good and I would have given it five stars, but the prices (even compared to other places in Reykjavik) are extremely high for breakfast. There is enough god food to start your day. Be sure to go at least once while...More

Thank HockeyJudge
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The food in this place is great. If you need an American breakfast is the spot to eat. Its in the central area of the city which makes it easy to access. The food is pricey but its Iceland everything is pricey.

Thank Dameon G
Asmundur_Helgason, Owner at Grai Kotturinn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thanks for coming and for the nice review Dameon :)

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We went here during our stay in Iceland for the pancakes. It was not that crowded and we sat right away, but it's a small place and they seemed short of help and we were told it would be a wait, but it was not....More

Thank Lispony
Asmundur_Helgason, Owner at Grai Kotturinn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Lispony, hope to see you again:)

Reviewed 4 August 2017

We arrived on a very early flight into Iceland and went straight to the Blue Lagoon from the airport. We had a snack at the airport but after a couple hours at the blue Lagoon and bussing to our hotel we needed a real meal....More

2  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is really the only authentic bohemian cafe in Iceland!!! Great breakfast and great atmosphere!!!! I friggin love this place. <3

1  Thank María E
Reviewed 8 July 2017

OK I´m gonna spoil the secret. This small and super friendly restaurant is our favorite. It is famous for it´s breakfast and lunch amongst the Reykjavik in-crowd. If you want to see artists, poets, authors or actors this is the place to go. Also if...More

Thank gunnihel
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Response from Dan G | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hverfisgata 16a, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 1544
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Grái kötturinn is the perfect spot to start your day. We have American style breakfast, brunch and lunch. Our pancakes are made from scratch and we bake our own bread. The houmous and the tuna salad are also made in-house. Coffee or tea - you are welcome!
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