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“Good Vegetarian Food”
Review of Cafe Gardurinn

Cafe Gardurinn
Ranked #21 of 563 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stopped here for lunch we had soup with bread and humus 1050 ISK which is typical cost for this. They have a set menu for the week, with two options each day so it is limited but I like the idea as it reduces food waste. The soup was lovely and obviously freshly made and good ingredients. There is free water jugs and the staff are really friendly. Its small and the interior is plain but clean and bright. Worth a stop for food which you know is fully vegetarian and fresh.

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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Very simple menu - one choice, plus soup - and simple, un-fussy fare. However, every dessert option is a winner, baby, and that's no lie - seriously, if there's a better carrot cake anywhere else, I really want to know about it.

The coffee is excellent.

Staff very friendly and laid-back.

Reasonably priced, too.

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1  Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Cafe Gardurinn was recommended to us by our landlord, as well as by the travel book Eyewitness Top 10 Iceland (we also recommend this book).

2 of us enjoyed a quiet meal here, sitting by the window. It was a grey day in Reykjavik, but somehow the restaurant’s simple clean décor felt bright and peaceful.

The service was excellent.

Café Gardurinn provided us with a heary vegan soup – the server said they have either a vegan soup or vegan special daily. The soup was nicely spiced – enough to add interest and still allow us to taste the other vegetable flavours.

The soup was served with hummus and bread – free refills on the bread (which was tasty).

They make great coffee. Try an espresso with a bit of boiling water added to it (less water than an americano). This restaurant has their own name for coffee served this way – but I forget the name.

I’m giving this restaurant 5 stars – because of the food, the service, and the atmospehre. Not fancy, but a good place for a meal.

1  Thank Caanaadaa
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

It seems that the food here is made and served with great care, and this may account for the delicate taste and the nice, smiling staff. Best carrot cake we ate in Iceland (and we ate quite a few...)

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

My husband and I are vegan, so we'd searched out several possible restaurants for our 10-day stay in Reykjavik for the world Esperanto conference. We didn't get to this one until late in the trip, and wish we'd gone sooner. Our meal was superb, and the weather was nice enough to eat in the small courtyard. We weren't hungry for dessert, but looking at those of other customers caused us to come back later in the day to see what we'd missed; we were glad we did. Oh, in honor of the Esperanto conference, they'd translated the menu into Esperanto during that period, which I think was a wonderful gesture for those of the thousand-plus participants who spoke neither Icelandic nor English.

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1  Thank arlynkerr
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