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Ida Zimsen

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Vesturgata 2a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 5004
08:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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287 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a very nice coffee in this lovely book/retail store. Great place just to relax and take a short break from walking the sites of central Reykavik

Thank Ichdien000
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a rainy day and it had such a nice warm atmosphere. Kind of a bookshop/library/café but with good coffee and the best carrot cake I've had in a while.

Thank Joe B
Ilford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely book/gift shop - warm, friendly atmosphere and a good selection of cakes to accompany drinks. Latte was delicious and not over priced Would definitely return

Thank JanGornall
Reykjavik, Iceland
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The service is very good. The atmosphere is lovely. Prices are not very steep and You have a choice of a large assortment of reading material if You choose to loaf around for a while.

Thank Addaandi
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely little hidden gem. Fantastic illy coffee and got some carrot cakes and a bagel too. Moderately priced.

Thank Eileen F
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Ate here on our first night in Reykjavik. Very impressed and just what we needed for a cold night. With 11.5% beer, delicious chicken wings and a cosy fire it definitely helped settle us in

Thank kelly c
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672 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is a really cool coffee shop / book store with loads of nooks and crannies to enjoy your coffee, read a book, use wifi etc. An excellent option all round and s perfect spot for some time out for weary travelers.

Thank Matvl
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A nice cosy little spot for a great coffee and delicious cake. We went twice during our visit to Iceland and had the Swiss mocha, cappuccino, hot chocolate and decaf coffee (which tasted just like normal caffeinated - always a bonus!). The cakes were soo good, we had brownies, carrot cake and french chocolate tart (my personal fave). The service... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I would highly recommend this place. not only is the coffee delicious, the baked goods are, to be quite frank....divine. I found the staff to be friendly and accomodating to say the least. Check out their selection of books on a wide range of subjects from art to literature and culture. They also have some interesting ´knick nacks´for purchase at... More 

Thank Dustin D
Walsall, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

So cosy! We loved the decor, the choice of cakes were good and they tasted even better, the coffees were beautiful!! Swiss mocha, soy mocha and vanilla latte, we had brownies and cream and chocolate cake. Yes it's deemed as expensive but everywhere is in Iceland you must expect it! Also the cute bookcases, jam packed with books and goodies... More 

Thank Milly H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vesturgata 2a | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 5004

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