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Cafe Rosenberg

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, European, Scandinavian
As featured in Best Food in Reykjavik
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Klapparstigur, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 2442
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the trout and my friends had cod. Beautifully cooked! Within normal/moderate Icelandic price ranges. We went when there was this band playing. I was a bit annoyed because I had to pay to watch, although I was only there for the food. I actually enjoyed them very much. It was a local band, who interacted so well with... More 

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Basking Ridge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right next to Canopy Hotel (great) and we chose it for our first night's dinner. I had a great lamb dish and we also shared salads....cute little place with great music later in the evening.

Thank trvel4fun
Bandon, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here the first night we arrived. We arrived early as musicians were setting up, but we didn't stay until their 9 PM start. Food was good, healthy. Everything is expensive, so this restaurant was in line with others, but I'm still surprised at how expensive food was.

Thank cabernt13
Oxford, England
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked out the music options at the Cafe Rosenberg by email and internet before going to Reykjavik. Then listened to some of the groups on YouTube. We chose the Reykjavik blues group (you could call them a rock/blues band) and weren't disappointed. The cover charge was 2500 ISK each (I had hoped we would not have to pay an... More 

Thank Ibrowse
North Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We accidentally stumbled upon a live act on a Saturday night (Stebbi Jak og Andri Ívars) who played a wide range of music with good humour. After paying an entrance fee, the drinks were reasonably priced, with a great atmosphere.

Thank HeatherR0se
Forestville, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight we splurged on an expensive lobster dinner to celebrate our last day in Iceland. All seven of us agree that our dinners at Cafe Rosenberg have been superior at over half the cost! Our favorite entree at Cafe Rosa is the trout (both options), but everything we've tried on the menu has been delicious! Our favorite waitress, Saedis, has... More 

Thank NancyJ6975
Wareham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Cafe Rosenberg on the advice of our hotel in order to hear some local music. We found it here with the KK Band led by Kristian Kristensen. The genre was a bluesy, jazzy cover of 60's 70's songs filled in with Icelandic folk tunes. The guitar picking and voice were above average. The cod was excellent, too.

Thank Minkcove
Reykjavik, Iceland
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

To night we heard a local band u have to try this not for food but for the local music. I have been here many times and it never fails.

Thank asgeirb2015
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Cafe Rosenberg has great online reviews and we decided to try it during the Air Waves music festival. Service was okay but not great, as was the food. The venue was excellent for live music. The cover charge was extremely high by North American standards and based on the number of people who were coming to the door and then... More 

Thank francetraveller2007
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We went for dinner at Cafe Rosenberg in October 2016. The food, interior, atmosphere, drinks, and staff were all awesome---and exceeded our expectations. The only disappointment was that after we finished our meal---and before we even got a chance to look at the desert menu---a woman came up to us and told us that if we wanted to stay any... More 

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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
Bar, European, Scandinavian
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Klapparstigur, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 2442
Café Rosenberg is a restaurant with live music or other events 6 nights a week. We open at 3 pm Monday-Friday, 4 pm on Saturdays - the kitchen opens at 5 pm - Closed on Sundays. Concerts and events start at 9 pm on weekdays and 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

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