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Grai Kotturinn

Hverfisgata 16a, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 551 1544
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“pancakes” (51 reviews)
“potatoes” (14 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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Hverfisgata 16a, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Busy with locals and tourists. Good food like an American-breakfast. Very tight space, walls covered with old books. Walk in, grab a bottle of tap water for your table, order at the counter. More expensive than it should be, but delicious food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Passenger625417
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

This is the best breakfast we have had. I highly recommened The Truck, pancakes are so fluffy and tasty.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 402anej
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

This is a very small cafe and I think there were only 2 people working there the day we visited. After ordering at the counter we found a table and got our coffee. About 15 minutes later our food arrived and the eggs we cold...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank JimS-SB
Reviewed 17 October 2018

The Gray Cat, feels like you're eating in a cozy library! Filled with books, it's a good place for a hot breakfast. Prices may seem high to the Western budget, but this is Iceland, the cost of living is high and most food has to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lucinda T
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

can you believe this ? last sunday, my partner and i went for breakfast at the grai kotterin. the place is small and was quite busy, but we got a table quite quickly. we both ordered coffee, fresh orange juice and the breakfast ( egg,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank c m
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We came here for breakfast. The food is definitely good but not worth coming back again for. There weren't that many people there, so we got our food quickly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank raininroses
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Iceland from the states very early in the morning so we were not able to check into our hotel room so we had some free time to begin our exploration of the city. We were honestly looking for anywhere that had a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank KatyR571
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Nice quint little place, the food was excellent. A great breakfast place for sure. Right in Reykjavík it is a must. GO GO GO! We went twice, would have gone a 3rd time but just didn't work in our schedule.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank the0rgans
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I did my research on many places in Iceland to eat. However, I got this one completely wrong. It wasn’t kitschy and local, it was basic with tourist trap pricing and low quality everything we ordered. The potatoes were undercooked. The bagels weren’t anything special....More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Got the american style breakfast. Sooo big. Lots of eggs (any style), Bread, and 4 pieces of bacon. Staff was friendly.

Date of visit: August 2018
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14 March 2018|
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Response from Asmundur_Helgason | Property representative |
Hi, I am probably too late but we can handle gluten free yes.
14 March 2018|
Response from Asmundur_Helgason | Property representative |
Hi, I am probably too late but we can handle gluten free yes.
15 June 2016|
Response from Dan G | Reviewed this property |
sorry but I don't have any idea. I was just a guest eating dinner there one evening...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hverfisgata 16a, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 1544
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Grái kötturinn is the perfect spot to start your day. We have American style breakfast, brunch and lunch. Our pancakes are made from scratch and we bake our own bread. The houmous and the tuna salad are also made in-house. Coffee or tea - you are welcome!
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