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Svarta Kaffid

Laugavegi 54 | 101, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 551 2999
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soups” (434 reviews)
“soup in bread” (91 reviews)
“italian meats” (40 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Laugavegi 54 | 101, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

Was cold outside and a bowl of soup was just what we needed - every day they have two soups - one vegetarian and one meat-based. The vegetarian soup was a curry-based and delicious - as was the bread bowl in which it's served. I...More

Thank Ellen V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Terrific, hearty soup with one meat and one vegetarian option every day served in bread bowl. There doesn't seem to be a way to know what the choices are without going in - but you'll enjoy the surprise.

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stumbled upon this gem during our first day in Iceland. We were chilly from doing a walking tour and Svarta Kaffid offered the perfect solution! Warm, delicious soup (cream of mushroom and Hungarian meat soup) in the best bread bowl I've ever eaten along...More

Thank ndkt323
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The experience, eating soup out of a piece of bread, is why you go here. The soup and bread is good but not great and I wouldn't recommend it or come here again. The staff is super friendly but if you enjoy good food there...More

Thank Gunnfjaun
Reviewed 4 days ago

Svarta Kaffid is a really good place to go for a less expensive dinner. Just 2 kinds of soup-meat and vegetable and both are delicious. Served in a bread bowl with that yummy Icelandic butter, it is a meal. We had a beer and a...More

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had great memories of this wonderful little restaurant from a visit two years ago. So, another visit to Reykjavik and another visit to Sparta Kaffid. It's a great stop for dinner...hearty soups (TWO) and beverages. The soup is served in a delicious freshly made bread...More

Thank Xcleeglee2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a party of four reached there around 7:30 the place was packed. We had a 30 min wait. That's all they serve is two types of chowder meat and vegetarian. We tried one of each and was really nice. Service was nice and...More

Thank Harpal K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a beef coriander and a cream of broccoli. Bother the soup and the bread bowls were delicious. It was amazing how fast both the soup and our drinks were delivered.

Thank Kevern7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch one day (wished we stopped in everyday). We both had the Icelandic meat soup and was simply delicious. The other soup option was wild mushroom and both my wife and I aren't crazy for mushrooms. The menu changes daily (the...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a quick bite this spot is great for soup in a (I think) whole wheat bread bowl. There are usually 2 servers running the place and about just over a dozen tables, but the service is fast since the menu features...More

Thank siviepak2
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5 July 2017|
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Response from tnsilvertip | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. No problem where we went.
9 January 2017|
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Response from wombatworrier | Reviewed this property |
Roughly 1800kr per soup
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
  • E-mail
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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