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Grai Kotturinn

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Hverfisgata 16a, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 551 1544
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08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place for breakfast, nothing is cheap, but you are in Iceland. There are other places to have breakfast that are reasonable.

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Seattle, Washington
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221 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tiny restaurant in the lower level of a building has amazing breakfasts. The breakfast is pretty standard western breakfast (tea, coffee, eggs various ways, bacon, toast, etc.), but just well done. What I really like is the atmosphere - small and intimate, with a coffee-house feel (as in a place live music is played to a small audience -... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brunch with the locals! Charming cafe with nice warming breakfast. Yes we know Iceland is expensive, but you're on vacation. You worked way too hard all year. Enjoy!

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Bradenton, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Grai Kotturinn was just across from our hotel. Small and quaint. You seat yourself,look over the menu and order at the counter. I had the pancake breakfast with bacon and my husband was very happy with his eggs, bacon, toast and pancake breakfast. Not a lot of breakfast places in Reykjavik to choose from. Open for breakfast and lunch only.... More 

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Thank 1117chase
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived at KEF at 7a and couldn't check in to our hotel until 3p. Decided to take the FlyBus from KEF to BSI (the bus station) and look for breakfast. Forty-five minutes later, we stashed our luggage in the rental lockers at BSI (for approx $12) and took a cab to the Grei Kattan (Gray Cat). I think it would... More 

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Thank NaviKate
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Heard about it, trying it out. Cozy place! Serving is huge yay enough for both of us. Closes at 2pm, almost no one when we arrive at 1:45pm on a Wednesday

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Thank Danny C
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Nice little cafe, very friendly service at a reasonable price. Cuban sandwich is lovely, as is the bacon and eggs

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Thank JimmlesG
Bristol, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

What a find. A lovely little locally run café. We popped in for breakfast on Sunday and it was surprisingly quiet. It really should have been busier as the food was lovely. We both had American Style Pancakes with bacon and syrup and we got a real big plateful. Massive pancakes, some streaky bacon and a whole jug of syrup... More 

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Thank Sungodezz
California
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I loved coming here first thing Sunday morning as most other places are closed that early and it gave me more time to explore the city. It wasn't busy first thing, but I could tell they probably get quite busy for such a small cafe, because some groups were turned away when it filled quickly. The food was delicious and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife & I visit Grai Kotturinn (the Gray Cat) every time we're in Reykjavik. It's such a cozy cafe filled with books and delicious breakfast food. It's small and intimate, yet this last visit was the first time we've ever had to wait for a table. We both had the American pancakes and loved them. Highly recommend for anyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:00
Thursday
07:30 - 15:00
Friday
07:30 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hverfisgata 16a, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 1544

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