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Cafe Paris

) #229 of 350 Restaurants in Reykjavik $$ - $$$ American, , Cafe
Austurstraeti 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 1020
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  • Average13%
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American, Bar, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Austurstraeti 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Awful teas and as wifi didn't work I didn't stay for anything to eat. Very nice staff and lovely surroundings. Pretty awful £4 pot of Chinese black tea. No English Breakfast! Shame. Lots of other places to go.

Thank G100000
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want a good American style breakfast this is the place to go. There other choices which are equally as good so be adventuresome. We recommend this place without reservation.

Thank PeterEMc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our flight arrived from the US early that morning and after bus to our airb&b and unpacking, we needed to stay up so walked to city center. Starving and looking for something to eat, found nothing open but a hotdog stand- of which we tried...More

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived here late as it was one of the few restaurants still serving food past 10pm. Ordered the steak tartar as an appetizer which had the texture of overhandled hamburger...flavor was ok I guess. Main course mussels were alright...wouldn't go back.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place used to be one of my favourite out Doors restaurant in Reykjavik, New owners, New menu super dry chicken dry bread kebab Micro portions cold Dries and Michelin star prices. My last dinner after twenty years og enjoying this place in the past.

Thank SnorriP72
Reviewed 1 week ago

We split the 4-Course dinner which was easily big enough for two. The Lamb was very good - a traditional Icelandic meal.

Thank Ralphe32
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was absolutely perfect .. friendly service ... poached eggs .. iced coffee .. catch of the day .. hamburger .. went back a couple of times during our trip and was awesome each time !!

Thank Ahdemus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the histoprical area downtown this is a little classier than most around and a good place for coffee.The service was attentive, the cake good and the coffee up to standard. The atmosphere is also good.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grabbed a quick dinner here recently whilst visiting Reykjavik. Had the rump steak and a waffle with fruit and vanilla sauce. The steak itself cost 3900 and the waffle was around 1100. The steak was ridiculously overpriced for such a tough cut of meat -...More

Thank Meath_Explorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were sort of tired after a long flight and arrived in the morning and came to Cafe Paris. The pancakes make with bananas and carmel sauce were awesome. To tired to remember what the other had but they enjoyed it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Austurstraeti 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 1020
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An Icelandic Icon The Heart of Reykjavik City The spacious but intimate Café Paris is a café and a restaurant known for first-class service and bistro-style meals, primarily made using fresh local produce, in the heart of the city centre, Austurvöllur. Austurvöllur is Iceland?s Champ du Mars, where locals relax on warm summer afternoons, overlooked by the Icelandic Parliament, and the Dómkirkjan. Its long history and esteemed reputation has contributed to it being one of the most successful restaurants and cafés in all of Iceland. This year, Café Paris celebrates its twentieth anniversary. Guests were asked for their feedback to help the management continue to offer the highest standards. In its anniversary year, Café Paris has a professional staff providing great service, knowledgeable about the menu, wine, cocktail and coffee selections and the mouth-watering desserts. A Landmark for all Café Paris is a city landmark meaning different things to different people. It?s where artists contemplate in solitude, writers busily document their thoughts on a laptop, politicians escape heated debates and share a quiet moment together, young adults giggle and smile over Mocha and sweetened Latte, young mothers share a slice of a homemade chocolate cake and creamy coffee, students gather to celebrate and hungry travellers come to experience Icelandic bistro culture. In summer, the tables outdoors facing the Parliament are always packed. Sheltered from the North Atlantic breeze, days of sunshine in the very heart of the city are hard to resist, and the well-trained and experienced staff make sure none go hungry or thirsty. Eat in style There is nothing like the house white wine boiled mussels and a glass of Pinot Grigio on a beautiful summer?s day, or a succulent burger with a bun fresh out of the oven and ice-cold beer. For dessert, the house speciality is a French chocolate cake?freshly baked in house?and best served with deluxe coffee. The well kept secret recipe is legendary in Reykjavík. A Weekend Hotspot Come the weekend, Café Paris turns into a sophisticated bar with live jazz music playing from 11 pm. The atmosphere is a unique fusion of a Parisian jazz club and a sophisticated Icelandic wine bar. The wide variety of imaginative cocktails is the creation of ambitious bartenders who aim to impress with rich flavouring. Café Paris caters to all ages and nationalities. Café Paris may seem to be a Parisian café in Reykjavík but local culinary traditions and fresh Icelandic produce are at the heart of this Reykjavík bistro.
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