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“Lovely coffee shop”
Review of Kaffibrennslan

Kaffibrennslan
Ranked #2 of 41 Coffee & Tea in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in one day for sandwiches. Freshly prepared, good options to choose from, and tasty too. Great find, coffee and cake good too.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Good coffee and great service. Hope to be back soon. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. They bring you your coffee so no walking around with hot drinks, thats nice right ;)

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

So, as the number one coffee place on TripAdvisor (Feb 2018) in a town with very good coffee generally, I had pretty high expectations for Kaffibrennslan. And it's good. But I don't think it necessarily outshines the competition.

What does it get right? A lot! The room is atmospheric and cosy without being cramped. The location, in the middle of Laugavegur, is awesome for tourists and downtown locals. Importantly, the coffee itself is particularly good (and my partner even scored a free refill). The food we had (ham and cheese croissant plus a portion of toast), was completely edible, nice enough and reasonably priced.

So what's the problem? There isn't one, honestly. There's just a lack of Wow Factor. Staff, whilst effective, were not particularly friendly or outgoing, more functional. Truthfully, they seemed more interested in their phones than service. The food was exactly what you'd expect, with no hidden highlights or flourishes. And, there was nothing there that said I needed to go back (and in the past month I haven't).

This is a very good coffee shop, for sure, but not one I feel the need to go back to soon.

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Thank M M
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We stopped for lunch and had toasted sandwiches, coffee and cake. The food was really good and the staff very friendly.

Thank Padocael
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch in February 2018. Service was very slow. We ordered croissants, which were pretty good. Nice location off the Main Street.

Thank Brian W
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