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Svarta Kaffid

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Laugavegi 54 | 101, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 551 2999
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 00:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After visiting 18months ago I had to bring my friends back. Thankfully it lived up to the hype I gave it (phew!) Still incredible soup In a bread bowl with a matching warm and cosy atmosphere to boot. Contrary to other reviews I felt it was reasonably priced (for Iceland). Choice of two yummy soups - meat or veggie. If... More 

Thank DZ27
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely a restaurant to visit when in Reykjavik! Delicious soup and an even better bread bowl. Also a really good price compared to everywhere else we ate in Iceland!

Thank H2254TB
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The bread bowls were off the chart and the menu was unique. A little pricey for soup, but worth it for anyone trying to beat the cold!

Thank Amanda S
Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place only serves 2 "flavors" of soup per day. We tried both, the goulash and mushroom. Both were very good and perfect for a chilly Reykjavik evening that I didn't quite mind the price tag.

Thank Georgianna A
United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very very cozy, and very very good reindeer soup. My friend (she's a local) brought me here after we went to the blue lagoon; it was a very cold day and the soup warmed us right up. I highly recommend this place!! It's awesome and delicious.

1 Thank Janice L
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love soup. Good soup in a perfect bread bowl on a cold and windy day in Iceland? YES! How about for nearly $20. Uhh, what? This is Iceland. Iceland is crazy pricey. This place is a quick, quirky spot for a good bowl of soup. But be ready to pay for it.

Thank Dane S
South Pittsburg
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One the least expensive places to eat in Reykjavik and one of the best. Great soup served in a bread bowl and the bread is worth eating. Drinks were good including the coffee. Often a line outside to get inside but totally worth it. Even had something for our vegetarian. This place would be good anytime it is open.

1 Thank tnsilvertip
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are vegetarians and must say the soup there was brilliant! I recommended if you want to have something special.

2 Thank Nils J
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place only has soup in a bread bowl and beer. there were 2 soups when we visited - a veg option and a meat option. The bread bowl was perfect and just enough for lunch. great stop in the heart of the shopping district to people watch and have a hearty soup.

2 Thank Danny L
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriends stopped in here and had the Italian soup it was so good! Bread is very filling! None of us were able to finish our bread bowl that it came in! Highly rec. it! Another cheap eat under 20! Which is cheap in islands world

2 Thank Christi B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laugavegi 54 | 101, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 2999
Tiny family owned soup restaurant in the heart of Reykjavik We are the first "soup in bread" restaurant in Iceland. We've been serving soups in bread for over 20 years and still loving it. We don't take reservations, ever - but swing by and we will do our best to fit you in with smiles on our faces! :)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?