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Cafe Paris

) #193 of 355 Restaurants in Reykjavik $$ - $$$ American, , Cafe
Austurstraeti 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 1020
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“onion soup” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Austurstraeti 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recently refurbished, looks good, pleasant staff and menu suitable for city centre restaurant. Some items not very French, rhubarb crumble was good but sauce anglaise would have made it great.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

During a short stay in Reykjavik we had a very good lunch in this Parisian-style bistro - blue ling with pureed blueberries and beetroot - and decided to return for dinner the same evening. One of us ordered the lamb which was merely "OK", while...More

Thank Sonja B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a bit of a dilemma as to whether to give this cafe 4 or 5 stars so went back to eat there again! (I didn't have to force myself as the food is very good) On our first visit it was very busy...More

Thank JEZ762
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Reykjavik and on a nice day in the summer this is a great place to go for lunch. Now when I say that I mean if you have time to take a two hour lunch and you don't mind spending a lot...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had delicious crepes Suzette the first time, but our second visit was a disaster. We got seated and ordered the crepes. And then we waited, and waited, and waited.... Our waitress never came back to check on us or bring us our food. Half an...More

Thank Niya H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overpriced for what we got. Service not particularly great. Nice location and interior space. This restaurant could be so much more!

Thank BeeMass
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Paris is a combination of bad and expensive. The good: the interior is spacious and light, maybe headed more to toward French dining-hall than bistro but still pleasant. The bad: service is rough. We interacted with 4-5 servers (since our initial waiter was lost...More

Thank MondoCJP
Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed by this every day, and it looked fun. We finally stopped in at the bar in the early evening. No one took notice of us, offered a menu, or even made eye contact after we had seated ourselves. We finally just left, disappointing...More

Thank teresa k
Reviewed 1 week ago

when you see that business people and locals are eating there you know it must good. Its old inside like somewhere in Paris....they ring a bell in the kitchen when ordered are ready. i had a salad that was large enough for two....with roasted beats...More

Thank 66travelor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Paris was one of our favorite restaurants during our stay in Iceland, and our favorite dish there was the Confit de Canard (duck confit). It's a large leg of duck, the meat tender and succulent but the outside skin crispy and golden. The accompanying...More

Thank 60sgal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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.
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