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Kaffismidja Islands - CLOSED

Karastigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
22 Feb 2016
“Specialty coffee, but I had better”
31 Dec 2015
“Hidden find”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Karastigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

This place serves specialty coffee and is also a partner of Borg brewery, for whose porter they provide coffee. For my standards, the beverage itself was rather average. Also - traditionally in Iceland - the economy is not customer-centered. We were asked to leave the...More

Thank Art_Ravenwolf
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Small but crowded little cafe at the corner. I was surprised that many tourists seemed to know about this place. Good rest stop along the way to Hallgrimskirkja. Space is limited.

Thank TrailsOfAnne
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Hip but friendly. Toasty. Great snacks and drinks. Can be full. Note the limited seating behind the bar. Nice light for the seating up front.

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Reykjavik Roasters is the top of the barista class in Reykjavik! Young hipsters with a passion for coffee. Buy a piece of Omnom chocalate with your favourite coffee. The café itself is light with retro furniture and there's always cool music on the vinyl. Expect...More

Thank Kids in R
Reviewed 26 January 2014

From the reviews I wanted to hunt this place out and we did but initially we gave up and went inside a place called Reykjavik roasters and after looking at the awards (of which there are plenty) they all said Kaffismidja Islands. The place is...More

1  Thank Ed R
Reviewed 12 January 2014

My friend and I used joke about all the bearded, groomed hipsters you find in here, but in a good way. It has great coffee, a great vibe but a little uncomfortable seating-wise. There were only croissants & brioche to eat, so it's really a...More

Thank abc_def062
Reviewed 7 October 2013

A cafe as one would envision it. Always packed, often a little too crowded . Always top notch coffee. I was recommended this by a "national barrista winner" from a nearby country, and it did not disappoint. They know their coffee here, and for further...More

Thank ItsAKumquat
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Being coffee lovers, we heard about this place through the grapevine. They had won 'best barista' year after year, so we knew we had to check it out! We went here first thing after arriving in Reykjavik. The staff were not that friendly, and didn't...More

1  Thank chellewootten
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Seriously, this hipster-looking hangout is really a haven for locals who enjoy the real stuff: superb coffee (meaning espresso drinks). My mission in Reykjavik was to sample mochas (so called "swiss" mochas) all over town. You knew they had it right here, because they called...More

Thank Jeff-n-Atlanta
Reviewed 7 August 2013

I spent four days in Reykjavik and the only café i visited more than once was Kaffismidja. I actually went there every day I was in town - and some days more than once. I tried several of their different varieties of coffee - from...More

Thank whisper_low
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karastigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
Coffee shop and independent roasterie
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